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James Anderson
James Anderson

Full Name: James NULL Anderson

DOB: 30th Jul 1982

Batting Style: Left Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm fast medium

Team:
  • England
  • Lancashire
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 131 181 70 1125 10.14 81 2729 41.22 0 1 152 3 85 0
    ODIs 194 79 43 273 7.58 28 561 48.66 0 0 23 0 53 0
    T20is 19 4 3 1 1 1* 2 50 0 0 0 0 3 0
    First Class 219 278 108 1727 10.16 81 4114 41.98 0 1 235 4 133 0
    List A 255 102 62 371 9.28 28 720 51.53 0 0 29 0 65 0
    T20s 44 10 6 23 5.75 16 26 88.46 0 0 3 0 8 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 131 246 28817 1190 14053 514 27.34 2.93 56.06 7/42 24 25 3
    ODIs 194 191 9584 125 7861 269 29.22 4.92 35.63 5/23 11 2 0
    T20is 19 19 422 1 552 18 30.67 7.85 23.44 3/23 0 0 0
    First Class 219 399 44386 1822 21729 850 25.56 2.94 52.22 7/42 36 43 6
    List A 255 251 12414 165 10003 352 28.42 4.83 35.27 5/23 11 2 0
    T20s 44 44 933 1 1318 41 32.15 8.48 22.76 3/23 0 0 0
    Profile

    James Anderson started out as a rookie pick to play the one-day series in Australia in 2002-03. Only months earlier, he had played club cricket for Burnley. He is now widely considered the best swing bowler in world cricket, especially in home conditions. His control of the cricket ball, whether dipping it into the batsman or swerving it away, has been developed over a decade in international cricket. He always had the ability to make the ball talk, as he illustrated during a four-wicket display against Pakistan at Cape Town at the 2003 World Cup, when he cleaned up Inzamam-ul Haq and Mohammed Yousuf in successive deliveries. But he has taken his game to a new high thereafter, becoming the leader of England’s attack and clearly relishing the responsibility and seniority. For years, he struggled to break through, always in the shadow of the Fab Four - Flintoff, Harmison, Jones and Hoggard. He didn’t play a home Test for three years from 2004 to ‘07. But when retirements and injuries gave him the chance to spearhead the attack, he didn’t disappoint. Anderson, a keen golfer and darts player, enjoyed his career highlight on the 2010-11 Ashes tour when he claimed 24 Australian wickets at an average of 26.04. It was a marked improvement on his experiences there four years earlier when his five wickets came at 82.60, and it perfectly summed up his upward curve as he matured as a person and bowler. 

    Last Updated:1st Apr 2016 Author:Richard Sydenham
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