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James

Anderson

Bowler

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He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.7

James

Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
269
AVERAGE
29.2

James

Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
411
AVERAGE
29.4

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Lancashire

COUNTRY

England

England
LOCAL CLUB

Lancashire

Bio

Raw, exciting but inconsistent early in his international career, James Anderson now not only heads England’s attack, he is his county's highest-ever wicket taker.

He debuted as a 20-year-old in 2002 when he was called into the one-day international squad for the triangular series in Australia and made a good early impression, taking 11 wickets in his first six matches.

He enjoyed further success at the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup including a man-of-the-match performance against Pakistan and his Test debut soon followed.

Problems with consistency saw him struggle to keep a regular place in the team and his efforts to return were hampered by a stress fracture in his back in 2006.

But 2007 was a turning point for the seamer who strung together several strong series before being named one of Wisden’s cricketers of the year in 2009.

Anderson was the leading wicket-taker in the 2010-11 Ashes and has since continued to build his reputation to become one of the biggest threats in England’s attack.

During England's tour of the West Indies in April 2015 he overtook Ian Botham to become England's most successful bowler.

MATCHES
19
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
1
BEST BOWLING
3-23
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.7
ECONOMY
7.85
S/R
23.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
1
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
194
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
28
BEST BOWLING
5-23
Bowling
WICKETS
269
AVERAGE
29.2
ECONOMY
4.92
S/R
35.6
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
273
INNINGS
79
NOT OUTS
43
AVERAGE
7.58
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
107
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
7-43
Bowling
WICKETS
411
AVERAGE
29.4
ECONOMY
3.06
S/R
57.8
5W
18
10W/M
2
Batting
RUNS
1010
INNINGS
147
NOT OUTS
51
AVERAGE
10.52
100s
0
50s
1

James Anderson leaves the field with side injury

England's pace spearhead has been forced from the field with a suspected side injury late on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston


1:51 Day-one-goes-to-England-after-collapse-still

Day one goes to England after collapse

James Anderson snared six wickets to help bowl Australia out for 136, with England's batsmen moving to within three runs of the total by stumps


1:49 Anderson-rips-through-Australia-at-Edgbaston-still

Anderson rips through Australia at Edgbaston

A middle-order collapse of 4-17 has seen Australia bowled out for 136 in their first innings of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston


Anderson leaves field with side issue

England spearhead fails to finish over before exiting play late on day two


Anderson-rips-through-Australia-at-Edgbaston-still

Lethal Anderson swinging in the rain

England quick revels in drizzly Birmingham to leave Aussies in tatters


Lower-order saviours becoming a familiar tail

Bowling attacks from Ashes rivals increasingly having a crucial say with the bat