ENGLAND cricketer James Anderson “name James Michael Anderson
Born 30 July 1982 (age 35)
Burnley, Lancashire, England
Nickname Jimmy, The King of Swing,[1] The Burnley Express, The Burnley Lara[2], Daisy (early career),[3]
Height 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
England (2002–present)
Test debut (cap 613) 22 May 2003 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 7 September 2017 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 172) 15 December 2002 v Australia
Last ODI 13 March 2015 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no. 9 (prev. 40)
T20I debut (cap 21) 9 January 2007 v Australia
Last T20I 15 November 2009 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–present Lancashire (squad no. 9)
2007–2008 Auckland
2000 Lancashire Cricket Board
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 129 194 216 255
Runs scored 1,120 273 1,718 371
Batting average 10.18 7.58 10.28 9.27
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 81 28 81 28
Balls bowled 28,259 9,584 43,670 12,414
Wickets 506 269 837 352
Bowling average 27.39 29.22 25.67 28.41
5 wickets in innings 24 2 42 2
10 wickets in match 3 n/a 6 n/a
Best bowling 7/42 5/23 7/42 5/23
Catches/stumpings 82/– 53/– 129/– 65/–
Source: CricketArchive, 9 September 2017
James Michael “Jimmy” Anderson, OBE (born 30 July 1982) is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire and England, in all forms of the game. Widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest fast bowlers, he is known for his swing bowling, being able to swing the ball both ways and is adept at extracting late swing. Currently holding the record of most wickets for England in both ODI cricket and Test cricket, Anderson is the only English bowler, and the 6th overall, to pass 500 test wickets.

Anderson plays first-class cricket for Lancashire and since arriving on the international scene in 2002/03 (before his first full season of County cricket) has represented England in over 100 Test matches and nearly 200 One Day Internationals.[4] He is England’s all-time highest international wicket-taker when combined across all three formats, being the country’s leading wicket taker in Test match and One-Day cricket. He and Joe Root posted the highest ever 10th-wicket batting partnership in the 1st Test of India’s 2014 tour of England.

A right-arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20, on England’s 2002/03 tour of Australia. When he played his first ODI he had only played five senior One-Day matches. Anderson went on to feature in the 2003 ICC World Cup and made his Test match debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s the next summer. Later in 2003 he experienced a dip in form and confidence against South Africa. After this he was in and out of the team and experienced numerous injuries, including a stress fracture of the back which kept him out of action for most of the 2006 season. He returned to action and features regularly in England’s Test squad and is a regular strike bowler in England’s One-Day team. He is the first English bowler to reach both a 400 and 500 wicket-haul in International Test Cricket, and is currently the 6th highest Test wicket-taker of all time. He was recently ranked No.1 in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings.

On 25 July 2016, during the second Test of that year’s England-Pakistan series at Old Trafford, he became the first fast bowler to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test playing nations, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.[5]

On 3 August 2017 Lancashire announced the Old Trafford Pavilion End would be renamed the James Anderson End [6]. On 8 September 2017, during the third test against the West Indies at Lords, Anderson became the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.Contents [hide]