James Anderson Biography, Age, Height, Wickets, Net Worth, Wife, ICC Rankings, Career

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James Michael Anderson, popularly known as James Anderson, was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England on 30 July 1982. His team members call him Jimmy. Anderson is a right-arm medium-fast bowler, who plays for England, and has been the backbone of the English bowling lineup for the past 19 years, especially in Test cricket. Anderson is the highest wicket-taker in the world in the tests among fast bowlers. Wildly known as the best pace bowler in the history of test cricket, James Anderson has the ability to swing the bowl both ways. Jimmy is the only bowler in the world who has taken 1000 wickets in first-class matches. In the domestic circuit, James Anderson plays for Lancashire County Club.

James Anderson Early Life and Education

James Anderson started playing cricket at an early age of 7 years. James attended St. Theodore RC High School and developed his cricketing skills in Burnley Cricket Club. At the age of 17, James Anderson was recognized as the fastest bowler in the School league.

James Anderson International Debut

James Anderson Test Debut – 22 May 2003 against Zimbabwe.

James Anderson ODI Debut – 15 December 2002 against Australia

James Anderson T20I Debut – 9 January 2007 against Australia

James Anderson Career

James Anderson Domestic Career

In 2000, James Anderson made his List A debut for Lancashire. Two years later, Jimmy played his maiden first-class match and took a five-wicket haul. In 2002, James Anderson played 13 matches for the club and picked 50 wickets. In his debut season, Anderson won Most promising County player award.

In 2003, Anderson picked up a hat-trick in a match against Worcestershire.

In 2005, James Anderson was sidelined from the national side, he made a comeback for Lancashire and took 60 wickets in the season, highest by any player during the season.

In 2008, James Anderson picked 20 wickets in 4 matches for Lancashire and returned to national side for the duties.

In 2009, James Anderson registered his career best domestic figures of 11/109 in a match against Sussex.

James Anderson has played 270 first class matches and taken 1026 wickets with 52 five-wicket hauls in the career.

James Anderson International Career

At the age of 20 years in 2002, James Anderson made his International debut for England in an ODI against Australia on 15 December.

Eventually, Anderson was picked up in the English squad for ICC World Cup 2003 and performed really well for his team during the tournament.

In 2003, Anderson made his debut in the Tests for England and picked 5 wickets in first innings. In an ODI match against Pakistan, Anderson picked his maiden hat-trick that was first ever by an English bowler.

In a Test series against South Africa, Anderson picked 15 wickets in 5 matches and helped his team in winning the series.

In 2004, James Anderson picked his 50th wicket in the ODIs. 2005 didn’t go down well for Anderson and he got dropped from the team for a couple of months. However, he made a strong comeback in 2006.

James Anderson was selected in the English squad for 2007 World Cup but got injured before the tournament.

In a series against India, Anderson picked 14 wickets and ended as the leading wicket taker of the series. In the subsequent ODI series, Anderson picked his 100th ODI wicket.

In a Test series against New Zealand in 2008, James Anderson picked 19 wickets and was awarded with Player of the series award.

In 2008-09, James Anderson played 9 tests and picked 43 wickets highest by any other bowler during the time period.

By the 2010, James Anderson established himself as the face of English bowling attack in all formats of Cricket. He was picked up in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. However, he didn’t played any match in the tournament. But England went on to win the tournament.

In 2012, James Anderson played all the matches In the Ashes and took 19 wickets most by any bowler during the series and won Man of the series award.

In 2013 Champions Trophy, James Anderson picked his 235th Wicket and became the highest wicket taker for England in the ODIs. James Anderson played an important role for his team and led them to the semi finals.

In 2015 ICC World Cup, James Anderson was selected in the squad but failed to perform well in the tournament. He only took 5 wickets in 5 matches for his team.

In 2015 Ashes, Anderson played 3 matches before getting injured and picked 12 wickets.

In 2017, Anderson was named as the vice-captain of the English squad against Australia in Ashes. Anderson picked highest wickets during the series for England but England lost the series by 4-0.

In July 2020, James Anderson picked his 600th wicket and became the only fast bowler in the world to achieve the target. In the same year, he was nominated for ICC Player of the decade.

In 2021, Anderson was selected in the Ashes and played 3 matches on the tour.

James Anderson Stats

In Tests, James Anderson has played 169 matches and taken 640 wickets with the best bowling figures of 7/42 in an innings including 31 five-wicket hauls.

In ODIs, James Anderson has played 194 matches and taken 269 wickets with the best bowling figures of 5/23 in a match including 2 five-wicket hauls.

In T20Is, James Anderson has played 19 matches and taken 18 wickets with the best bowling figures of 3/23 in a match.

James Anderson Records

· Only fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Tests.

· First Fast bowler to take 100 wickets on same venue.

· First player to remain not-out for 100 times in Tests.

· First bowler to take 1000 first-class wickets.

· Only bowler to take 300+ wickets at home.

James Anderson Family

James Anderson was born to Michael and Catherine Anderson in 1982. James Anderson married to model and his longtime girlfriend Daniella Lloyd in 2004. The couple were blessed with 2 children.

Personal Information

James Anderson Full Name: James Michael Anderson

James Anderson Nickname: Jimmy

James Anderson Height: 188 cm

James Anderson Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England

James Anderson Date of Birth: 30 July 1982

James Anderson Age: 39 years

James Anderson Nationality: English

James Anderson Religion: Christianity

James Anderson Marital Status: Married

James Anderson Favorite Cricketer: Wasim Akram

James Anderson Jersey Number: 9

James Anderson Bowling style: Right-arm medium fast

James Anderson Favorite Ball: Inswing

James Anderson Hobbies: Playing Golf, Fashion Designing

FAQs

1. When did James Anderson got married?

James Anderson married to model and his longtime girlfriend Daniella Lloyd in 2004. The couple were blessed with 2 children.

2. When did James Anderson made his International debut?

At the age of 20 years in 2002, James Anderson made his International debut for England in an ODI against Australia on 15 December.

3. When did James Anderson picked his 600th Test Wicket?

In July 2020, James Anderson picked his 600th wicket and became the only fast bowler in the world to achieve the target.

4. How many wickets James Anderson has taken in Tests?

In Tests, James Anderson has played 169 matches and taken 640 wickets with the best bowling figures of 7/42 in an innings including 31 five-wicket hauls.

5. How many wickets James Anderson has taken in first-class matches?

James Anderson has played 270 first class matches and taken 1026 wickets with 52 five-wicket hauls in the career.

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