James Anderson

Born Jul 30, 1982

James Michael "Jimmy" Anderson is an English cricketer. He plays first-class cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club and since bursting onto the scene in 2002/03, before his first full season of county cricket, Anderson has represented England in over 50 Test matches and over 100 One Day Internationals. A right arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of James Anderson.


1982 Birth Born on July 30, 1982.


A right-arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20, on England's 2002/03 tour of Australia. … Read More


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. … Read More
2004 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 2004 and 2005, the England coaching staff attempted to alter Anderson's bowling action. … Read More
2005 22 Years Old He was recalled to the England squad for the last match of the 2005 Ashes series after taking 60 wickets for Lancashire in 2005, once again as a replacement for the injured Jones, but all-rounder Paul Collingwood was selected for the team. … Read More
…  In 2006, at Holy Angels' RC Church, Hale, he married Daniella Lloyd, a model he met in 2004 while on England duty in London; he stated that marriage has made him "a much happier person". On 8 January 2009, Daniella Anderson gave birth to a baby girl, Lola Rose. … Read More
Although Anderson was returned home early from the England's victorious ODI series in Australia, Anderson was selected in England's squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. … Read More
In the Spring of 2008, Anderson toured New Zealand with England. … Read More
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2011 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Anderson was selected in the squad for the 2011 World Cup and played in the opening game against the Netherlands. … Read More


In the tour of New Zealand, Anderson returned to the ODI side. In February 2013 during England's loss of the 1st One day international in New Zealand, with the wicket of BJ Watling, his 529th in international cricket, Anderson overtook Ian Botham to become England's all-time highest wicket-taker. … Read More
2015 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2015, during the drawn first Test of the West Indies tour in Antigua (Anderson's 100th match), he had West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin caught at slip for his 384th Test wicket, thus overtaking another Ian Botham record and becoming England's all-time highest Test match wicket-taker. … Read More
2016 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On 11 February 2016 he received his OBE at Buckingham Palace.
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