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James Anderson

Bowler

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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
600
AVERAGE
26.8

James Anderson

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

Did you know?

He has launched his own menswear brand.

WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.67

Bowler

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AGE
38
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Lancashire

COUNTRY

England

England

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 player-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
194
DEBUT
2002
CAP NO
172
BEST BATTING
28
BEST BOWLING
5 - 23
Bowling
WICKETS
269
AVERAGE
29.22
ECONOMY
4.92
S/R
35.63
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
273
INNINGS
79
NOT OUTS
43
AVERAGE
7.58
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
156
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
613
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
7 - 42
Bowling
WICKETS
600
AVERAGE
26.8
ECONOMY
2.86
S/R
56.24
5W
29
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
1217
INNINGS
216
NOT OUTS
90
AVERAGE
9.66
100s
0
50s
1
MATCHES
19
DEBUT
2007
CAP NO
21
BEST BATTING
1
BEST BOWLING
3 - 23
Bowling
WICKETS
18
AVERAGE
30.67
ECONOMY
7.85
S/R
23.44
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
3
AVERAGE
1
100s
0
50s
0

Every James Anderson Test wicket on Australian soil

To celebrate the England seamer's 600th Test wicket, we dug out all 60 of his Test wickets that have come Down Under, at an average of 35.43 from his 18 Tests


1:11 Anderson-claims-600th-scalp-in-waterlogged-drawn-third-Test-still

Anderson claims 600th scalp in waterlogged drawn third Test

Foul weather prevented any hope of a result on the final day but there was just enough time for James Anderson to get Test wicket No.600 as a drawn third Test against Pakistan handed England the series 1-0


1:36 In-the-right-conditions-they-are-awesome-still-still

'In the right conditions they are awesome still'

Australia legend Ricky Ponting says England's veteran pace spearheads Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson will be key in determining the winner for this year's Ashes series, even if both may be towards the latter stages of their careers


Anderson becomes first quick to 600 Test wickets

Rain and bad light can't stop the master swing bowler from shining in Southampton as drawn third Test hands England a 1-0 series win


England-on-top-despite-catching-slip-ups-still

Pace attack puts England on top early in second Test

Abid Ali posted a hard-fought 60 but the hosts' quicks had Pakistan under pressure on day one


'Don't write him off': Anderson confirmed for second Test

Under-pressure veteran to get a chance to redeem himself in the second Test against Pakistan as England look to build on their 1-0 series lead


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