James Anderson overview

James Michael Anderson was born on 30th July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. He is recognized as the all-time leading wicket-taker in the race of fast bowlers and is the all-time highest wicket taker for England in both tests and ODIs. He is the only English bowler to surpass five hundred wickets and 6th in the world to do so. On 11 September 2018, Anderson became 4th highest Test wicket-taker of all time after he surpassed Glenn McGrath by taking his 564th wicket and is also regarded as the first bowler from England to take 400 and 500 wickets in Tests.

Anderson’s most talked about performance came in 2010 in the Ashes when he took 24 wickets. His ability to generate reverse swing at a higher rate made him hard to play against. His most famous delivery was pitching the ball on middle and leg stump line and getting it to hit the off stump.

Anderson also hosts a cricket-based radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live, "Not Just Cricket" accompanied by former Team Member Graeme Swann and BBC Radio 1 radio presenter Greg James. The radio show has also been nominated for Best Sports Programme at the 2013 Radio Academy Awards.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 154 216 90 1217 81 9.66 3042 40.01 0 0 1 164 3
ODI 194 79 43 273 28 7.58 560 48.75 0 0 0 23 0
T20 19 4 3 1 1 1.0 2 50.0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 154 288 33331 15913 590 7/42 11/71 2.87 26.98 56.49 28 3
ODI 194 191 9584 7861 269 5/23 5/23 4.92 29.22 35.63 2 0
T20 19 19 422 552 18 3/23 3/23 7.85 30.67 23.44 0 0
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

James Anderson did his schooling at St Mary's and St Theodore's RC High School in Burnley. He started playing cricket at Burnley Cricket Club. He started early as a teenager and soon at the age of 17, Anderson was one of the fastest bowlers to play in the Lancashire League. Anderson had become one of the biggest stars in English cricket Just months after he made his debut. Anderson took 50 wickets in just 13 game in his debut season for Lancashire. In 2003, he became the youngest player to take a hat-trick for England.

ODI Career

Anderson made his ODI debut on 15th Dec 2002 against Australia at the age of 20. Before that he had only played 5 list-A matches where he had taken 9 wickets. His international debut figures were 1/46 in six overs. He took a hat-trick at The Oval against Pakistan. His hat-trick was the first by an English bowler in an ODI, he took the wickets of Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami. He has played 194 matches and took 269 wickets at an average of 29.22. He also has 2 five wicket hauls to his name.

Test career

James Anderson made his Test debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s 22nd May 2003. Anderson took 5 wickets in an innings on debut. In a series against South Africa England drew 2–2 after collapsing earlier, Anderson took with 15 wickets at an average of 39.86 in the five-match series. His best figures were 5/102 at Trent Bridge in the third Test where he claimed his second five-wicket haul in his fifth Test. James Anderson is the first bowler to take 50 wickets against all major test-playing countries like India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and West Indies. He is also the only English bowler who has highest five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, He surpassed Ian Botham’s 27 hauls in January 2020.

ICC Trophies

• Anderson is the all-time highest wicket taker for England in both tests and ODIs • He is the only English bowler to surpass five hundred wickets and 6th in the world to do so. • In 2003, he became the youngest player to take a hat-trick for England. • Anderson is the first bowler to take 50 wickets against all major test-playing countries like India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and West Indies • He is also the only English bowler who has highest five-wicket hauls in Test cricket, he has 28 five-wicket hauls till date

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