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James

Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
390
AVERAGE
29.55

James

Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
269
AVERAGE
29.22

James

Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.67

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
32
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Lancashire

COUNTRY

England

England
LOCAL CLUB

Lancashire

Bio

Raw, exciting but inconsistent early in his international career, James Anderson now heads England’s attack.

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.

Anderson is gearing up for his fourth World Cup in 2015 and was ruled out of England’s ODI series against Sri Lanka to allow the seamer to fully recover from an injury to his left knee.

With fast and bouncy pitches down under, Anderson will be aiming to add heavily to his tally of 22 World Cup wickets when the tournament gets underway.


MATCHES
101
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
11-71
Bowling
WICKETS
390
AVERAGE
29.55
ECONOMY
3.05
S/R
58.1
5W
16
10W/M
2
Batting
RUNS
971
INNINGS
137
NOT OUTS
48
AVERAGE
10.91
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
194
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
28
BEST BOWLING
5-23
Bowling
WICKETS
269
AVERAGE
29.22
ECONOMY
4.92
S/R
35.6
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
275
INNINGS
79
NOT OUTS
43
AVERAGE
7.64
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
19
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
1
BEST BOWLING
3-23
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.67
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
163
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
37
BEST BOWLING
11-71
Bowling
WICKETS
606
AVERAGE
27.76
ECONOMY
3.11
S/R
53.5
5W
28
10W/M
4
Batting
RUNS
1238
INNINGS
201
NOT OUTS
75
AVERAGE
9.83
100s
0
50s
0

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