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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
584
AVERAGE
26.83

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
37
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
151
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
613
BEST BATTING
81
BEST BOWLING
7 - 42
Bowling
WICKETS
584
AVERAGE
26.83
ECONOMY
2.87
S/R
56.13
5W
28
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
1185
INNINGS
212
NOT OUTS
89
AVERAGE
9.63
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

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