James Anderson
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James Anderson
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.
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3 dead, 7 missing in explosion at La. packaging plant owned by Lake Forest company
Chicago Times - 11 days
Three people are dead and seven people injured after an explosion at a packaging plant in southwest Louisiana. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says one person who was unaccounted for after the blast at the Packaging Corporation of America facility has been found. Anderson describes the...
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Injured Anderson misses start of England's tour of India
Yahoo News - 4 months
LONDON (AP) — England's record test wicket-taker James Anderson will miss at least the start of the team's tour of India as the pace bowler continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.
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England's Anderson could be rested in Bangladesh, India test series
Yahoo News - 5 months
(Reuters) - England fast bowler James Anderson may sit out some of the test matches on their tours of Bangladesh and India, he said on Wednesday. The 34-year-old, England's leading test wicket-taker with 463 victims, was named in the squad for the tour to Bangladesh where they play two tests next month. "It's a tough one because as a player if you're fit you want to play, simple as that, no matter what the format you're desperate to play," Anderson told reporters.
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What a balls-up! SA's time as No1 test team over - Times LIVE
Google News - about 1 year
Times LIVE What a balls-up! SA's time as No1 test team over Times LIVE Stuart Broad of England reacts as James Anderson of England nearly catches out Stiaan Van Zyl of South Africa during day three of the 3rd Test at Wanderers Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Image: Julian Finney Getty Images ... Cricket-Dethroned South Africa seek remedy for batting woesReuters Africa AB: That was some of the best I've facedSport24 Broad leaves Proteas in tattersSouth African Broadcasting Corporation New Zealand Herald -SuperSport -Telegraph.co.uk all 1,292 news articles »
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England vs South Africa: Wanderers pitch could help Jimmy Anderson to new heights - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - about 1 year
Telegraph.co.uk England vs South Africa: Wanderers pitch could help Jimmy Anderson to new heights Telegraph.co.uk Eight wickets in the third Test beginning on Thursday will take James Anderson into sixth place in the all-time list of wicket-takers. It is perhaps where he will stay, but it will still be a most eminent position. When Anderson takes his 435th Test ... England paceman James Anderson targets South Africa series win to kick off ...Mirror.co.uk Anderson happy to fly the flag for Test cricketYorkshire Evening Post James Anderson: England veteran still excited by Test cricketBBC Sport Sportinglife.com all 244 news articles »
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Cook says 'looking good' for Anderson to play 2nd test
Yahoo News - about 1 year
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — England pace bowler James Anderson was "looking good" to play in the second test against South Africa, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday.
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Cricket-Broad steps up to the plate without Anderson - Reuters Africa
Google News - about 1 year
Times LIVE Cricket-Broad steps up to the plate without Anderson Reuters Africa DURBAN Dec 27 (Reuters) - Stuart Broad stepped into the void left by an injury to England's leading bowler James Anderson and delivered a stellar performance with three wickets and a cameo with the bat on Sunday. Broad claimed three key victims to ... Morkel: Proteas tail can wagIndependent Online Proteas pin hopes on Elgar, BavumaSport24 'England need to look hard at DRS'SuperSport AllAfrica.com -South African Broadcasting Corporation -Telegraph.co.uk all 2,051 news articles »
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South Africa, England seek return to Test success
Yahoo News - about 1 year
South Africa and England meet at Kingsmead from Saturday in the first of four Tests between two evenly-match teams, both seeking a return to winning ways. South Africa were trounced 3-0 by India recently in their biggest setback since becoming the top-ranked Test team in 2012, while England were beaten 2-0 by Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in their most recent series. The absence of leading bowler James Anderson because of a calf strain is a major blow to England at a ground where swing bowlers often prosper, while the return to action after injury of Dale Steyn is a boost for South Africa.
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England's Anderson out of first S. Africa Test
Yahoo News - about 1 year
England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the first Test against South Africa with a calf strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. "@jimmy9 ruled out of the first Test vs @OfficialCSA with a calf strain.
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England takes early wickets against West Indies in 2nd test
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — England bowlers James Anderson and Chris Jordan both struck early to leave the West Indies on 36 for two at lunch in a rain-hit start to the second test on Tuesday.
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England's James Anderson reacts after a catch to dismiss Australia's Aaron Finch was dropped during their Cricket World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Yahoo News - about 2 years
England's James Anderson reacts after a catch to dismiss Australia's Aaron Finch (R) was dropped during their Cricket World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) February 14, 2015. REUTERS/Hamish Blair
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England out to play cricket, not rile Warner - Anderson
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's David Warner risks a suspension if he gets involved in another ugly on-field incident during the World Cup, but England will not go out of their way to bait him, according to paceman James Anderson. The International Cricket Council has warned that players carrying black marks into the World Cup face immediate suspension for any breach of the code. The temptation to provoke Warner may be playing in a few minds, but Anderson, England's chirper-in-chief, dismissed the idea of targeting the 28-year-old during the teams' World Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.
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Mind Games Trump Sportsmanship as Ashes Cricketers Go to War
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Most cricketing commentators have been at pains to say Jonathan Trott's stress-related illness is due to the general pressures of the game and not this particular Ashes series. They doth protest too much. For the nagging, unspoken concern is that Australia's relentless psychological war on the touring side has already taken a toll. No one wants to say it, but from both the standpoint of their dominant First Test win to the pressure verbally put on Trott afterwards, Australia has wrested a harsh advantage in the mind games that have long been a crucial component of any Ashes series. Hardened campaigners, the likes of Ian Botham and David Gower, will not admit to it because that would only make it worse. But their demeanour is one of worried dads who would like nothing more than to knock a few heads together than watch their boys be cruelly treated. It is shaping up as the most vitriolic contest between the two sides in living memory, with England now blanking the partisan Aust ...
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Cricket-Australia's Clarke fined for sledging Anderson
Yahoo News - about 3 years
* Clarke fined 20 percent match fee by ICC * Admitted offence and accepted sanction (Adds details, background) BRISBANE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent match fee for using offensive language against England paceman James Anderson during the first Ashes test at the Gabba, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Clarke was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct relating to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an international match", the governing body said in a statement. The stump microphone caught Clarke using foul language as he told England's number 11 batsman to get ready for a broken arm moments before Mitchell Johnson dismissed Anderson to wrap up Australia's 381-run victory. "I certainly understand and respect that there's a line and both teams shouldn't over-step that line and I hope that hasn't been the case through this test match but I think the rivalry and the ban ...
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Cricket-Australia win toss, to bat first in Ashes opener
Yahoo News - over 3 years
BRISBANE, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat first in the first Ashes test against England at the Gabba on Thursday. Wicketkeeper Matt Prior was named in the England side after recovering from a calf strain, while Chris Tremlett took the spot as the third seamer alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Australian batsman George Bailey was handed his baggy green cap by former captain Mark Taylor ahead of his test debut and spinner Nathan Lyon was included in the starting line-up with all-rounder James Faulkner named as 12th man. ...
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Pup won't take bait from Anderson
Cairns - over 3 years
TENSIONS between James Anderson and Michael Clarke could spill into the first Test after the quick snubbed the Aussie skipper.
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Anderson braced for hostile Australian cricket crowds
Yahoo News - over 3 years
London (AFP) - James Anderson is readying himself for raucous Australian spectators when he leads England's bowling attack in their Ashes defence 'Down Under'.
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Two of the town’s cricket stars decide to call time on careers!
Burnley Express - over 3 years
If you thought ‘Burnley Express’ James Anderson was the only townsman to represent England, you’d be wrong.
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Marc Trestman, Bears Off To Promising Start This Season
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Marc Trestman didn't hide it. As much as he credited the players and staff for the Chicago Bears' season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals, he couldn't help but acknowledge his own personal satisfaction. After all, it was his first game as a head coach in the league. It came after a long run as an NFL and college assistant before spending the past five seasons in Canada, leading the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. And in his debut, the Bears took out a team many expect to contend in the AFC. Even better, his 85-year-old father was on hand for it. "I was glad he was there to see the day, but that wasn't what the day was about," Trestman said Monday. "The day was about the Bears and the city of Chicago and the fans. We had a chance to rejoice, no doubt about it. I'm not going to step aside and say we didn't but it wasn't the most important part of the day." The most important part was what happened on the field, and for the Bears it was a promising start. They r ...
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England rest Ashes stars for Australia one-day series
Yahoo News - over 3 years
(Reuters) - England have rested Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann for the five-match one-day international series against Australia next month. Eoin Morgan will captain the side in Cook's absence, while pace bowlers Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton are included in an England squad for the first time. Michael Carberry, Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin, who are yet to make their ODI debuts for England, have also been selected. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Anderson
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 33
    On 25 July 2016, during the second test of England Pakistan series at Manchester, James Anderson became the first seamer to take 50 wickets against all other 7 Major test playing nations, i.e.
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    On 11 February 2016 he received his OBE at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 2015
    Age 32
    In the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to cricket".
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Anderson's best efforts, the match ended in a draw. In the second Test Anderson took 2–47 West Indies first innings as they were bowled out for 299. His figures of 4–43 in the second innings helped England put themselves in a match winning position. They won the game by nine wickets to go 1–0 up in the series. In the final Test, Anderson took 6–42 in the West Indies first innings as England took a first innings lead. However, England collapsed in their second innings and although Anderson took a wicket in the West Indies second innings, it wasn't enough to prevent a five wicket defeat as the series ended in a 1–1 draw. He was awarded with the player of the series award. New Zealand toured England for a 2 test and 5 ODI series. Anderson took 1–88 in New Zealand's first innings in the first Test between the two sides. In the second innings he took 1–31 as England won the match by 124 runs to go 1–0 up in the series. In the second Test he took 2–43 as New Zealand were bowled out for 350. He made an unbeaten ten with the bat to help England reach 350 and level the scores. In New Zealand's second innings he took 2–96 as New Zealand won the Test to level the series at 1–1. During the series Anderson took his 400th Test wicket and scored his 1000th Test run.
  • 2013
    Age 30
    He and Root also set a new world record for a 10th-wicket partnership in Test cricket scoring 198 runs, beating the 163 run-partnership by Australians Phillip Hughes and Ashton Agar at Trent Bridge on 11 July 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson and fellow bowler Stuart Broad were criticised for their performance in the second Test after failing to capitalise on a good bowling surface. Anderson finished with match figures of 5–137 as England lost the match, increasing the pressure on the team. He returned to his best in the next Test as England levelled the series as he took figures of 5–53 in the first innings and 2–24 in the second. In the fourth match of the series he took match figures of 5–64 as England won the match by an innings to go 2–1 up in the series. Anderson was again pivotal as England won the final match of the series, taking four wickets in the match. After the conclusion of the 5th Test, Anderson was named Man of the Series for taking 25 wickets. Anderson had a mixed ODI series against India. After the first match was abandoned, Anderson was wicket less in the first three games of the series, taking figures of 0–57, 0–29 and 0–38 as England went 3–0 down in the series. However, he bowled well in the final match of the series, taking figures of 2–39 as England won the match.
    During the summer of 2013, England played Australia in the first of what would be back-to-back Ashes Series.
    More Details Hide Details The first game of the series was held at Trent Bridge. Despite being favourites, England struggled in the first innings, posting just 215. Anderson led the fightback, taking 5–85 as England bowled Australia out for 280. As Australia closed in on winning the match in the second innings, Anderson took 5–73, including the winning wicket. Anderson was required to bowl a long spell to win England the match, and Kevin Pietersen later posted a picture of Anderson lying exhausted on the floor. England won the second Test, although this time Anderson was less influential, taking only three wickets. Anderson was again quiet in the third Test, in which England managed to hold on to a draw following a long rain delay. Anderson took 2–65 in the fourth Test as England went 3–0 up in the series. Following the game, there was speculation Anderson would be rested for the final Test to ensure he would be fresh for the return series in Australia. However, Anderson played and took 4–95 in the first innings, as the match ended in a draw and England won the series 3–0. Anderson was rested for the ODI series as back up bowlers such as Ben Stokes and Boyd Rankin were given the chance to play.
    Anderson played a key role in the 2013 Champions Trophy.
    More Details Hide Details He took 3–30 against Australia as England made a winning start to their campaign. During the match ICC Champions Trophy match against Australia he became England's leading ODI wicket-taker when he took his 235th wicket. In the final Group A match he took 3–32 as England reached the semi-finals of the competition. England shocked South Africa and won by 7 wickets, with Anderson taking 2–14 of 8 overs. England played India, the favourites for the competition in the final, in what proved to be a rain interrupted match. Only being able to bowl four overs, Anderson took 1–24, but a poor batting performance meant that England lost the match and India went on to become champions. In the opening match of the Test series against New Zealand, Anderson took match figures of 7–70. One the second day of the 1st Test against New Zealand, he became the fourth English bowler to take 300 Test wickets when he dismissed Peter Fulton. England went on to win the series 2–0. Anderson took 3–31 in the first ODI, and also played in the second match. England lost the series 2–1.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He took 5–34 in the second match as England went on to win the series. Anderson took 4–137 in the first Test and went on to take wickets in every innings in the series. The series itself finished 0–0, with the batsmen dominating on good batting wickets.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    England toured Pakistan at the back end of 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The series was held in the UAE. England struggled in the conditions and slumped to a heavy defeat in the first Test, with Anderson largely ineffectual. England again lost the second Test, with poor performances from the batsmen giving the bowlers little to work with. Anderson took his best figures of the tour, 3–35 in the final match of the series, but it wasn't enough to prevent a whitewash for Pakistan. After the series, England moved on to Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series. Anderson took 5–72 in the first innings but it wasn't enough to prevent a fourth straight defeat for England. Anderson was praised for his performance in conditions which did not favour seam bowlers. England won the final Test to level the series, with Anderson taking figures of 4–98 in the match. As a result of his performances, Anderson was named England Cricketer of the Year.
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Anderson was part of the England team when Sri Lanka toured in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson took 3–66 in the first innings, but was unable to bowl in the second due to an injury. England won the first Test after Sri Lanka collapsed for 82 all out in the second innings. Anderson was ruled out of the second Test through injury but returned for the third, taking figures of 2–56 and 2–81 as England drew the match, but won the series 1–0. Anderson took 4–18 in the first ODI but was wicketless in the second match. In the fourth match he returned to his best, taking 3–24. In the final match he took 2–55, helping England to a series win. England's next opponents were India. England needed to win the four match series by two games to overtake India in the world rankings and become the new top-ranked Test team. Anderson shone in the first Test, taking 5–65 as England took a 1–0 lead. Anderson took 5 more wickets in the second Test and a further 6 in the third as England took a 3–0 series lead. Anderson took 3 more wickets in the final Test as England won the series 4–0 and became the new world Number Ones. Following Anderson's performance, he was widely considered the premier fast bowler in the world. Anderson took 3–48 in the third ODI but was left out of the final game of the series as had already won, taking a 2–0 lead into the final match, which they also won by 6 wickets.
    Anderson was selected in the squad for the 2011 World Cup and played in the opening game against the Netherlands.
    More Details Hide Details He was involved in the dramatic draw against India, where both teams posted 338, and also played as England suffered an embarrassing defeat against Ireland. His best match of the tournament came when he helped England defend 171 against South Africa, where he bowled six overs, collecting figures of 2–16. He was left out of the team against the West Indies, which England won. Anderson did not appear in England's final match against Sri Lanka, in which they lost by ten wickets and so bowed out at the Quarter Final stage of the competition. Overall, Anderson had a disappointing tournament, although the pitches did not suit his style of bowling being unable to get the ball to swing.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    Anderson was selected in the England squad for the 2010 T20 World Cup, despite not being regarded as a specialist in this format of cricket.
    More Details Hide Details He did not play in the opening group match against the West Indies. With England playing well in the tournament, and with the three-man seam attack of Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom and Tim Bresnan performing, Anderson could not break into the side. England went on to win the tournament, beating Australia in the final. England faced Bangladesh in a two-match Test series. England were expected to win easily and cruised to victory in the first Test, with Anderson taking figures of 4–78 and 1–84. Anderson also played in the second Test, finishing with figures of 1–45 and 3–16. England won the series 2–0. Anderson played in the first ODI, but was expensive, taking figures of 3–74. He was wicketless in the second game as England suffered a shock defeat. Anderson did not play in the decider, which England won to take the series.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Following the sacking of Peter Moores in January 2009, and the replacement of Kevin Pietersen by Andrew Strauss as England captain, England left for a tour to the West Indies.
    More Details Hide Details Following two low-key performances in the warm-up matches against a St. Kitts XI and West Indies A, Anderson was dropped for the first Test in Jamaica. Surprisingly, the West Indies inflicted a large defeat on England, following a third innings batting collapse. With the form of Ryan Sidebottom a cause for concern, and some doubts over his fitness, Anderson was recalled for the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. However, this match was abandoned with fewer than two overs bowled due to an unfit outfield. The Test match was rearranged to take place two days later at the Antigua Recreation Ground. After making 4 as a night-watchman during England's first innings, Anderson bowled 19 wicketless overs as the West Indies were bowled out for 285, although he did take the catch of Chris Gayle off Steve Harmison. After making 20, again as night-watchman, in the second batting innings, England fell one wicket short of bowling the West Indies out and securing a Test victory as the tail-enders of Daren Powell and Fidel Edwards survived 10 overs to bat out the draw.
  • 2008
    Age 25
    After the Test series against New Zealand, Anderson's figures revealed that he struggled to bowl to left-handed batsmen and the his contrasting fortunes between the start of his career and his resurgence. By the end of June 2008, Anderson had played 25 Test matches; in the 16 Tests before July 2007 he took 46 wickets at an average of 38.39, but since then in 9 Tests he took 43 wickets at 30.58 at a much lower strike rate.
    More Details Hide Details In the five Tests Anderson played against New Zealand in a four-month period, 22 of the 27 wickets he managed were against right-handed batsmen. Against the right-handers he averaged 20.77 compared to 38.60 against left-handers. This was an improvement however on his career statistics, since he averaged 70 wickets at 29.11 against right-handers and 19 at 54.94 against left-handers. This first became clear in the 2003 Test series against South Africa when Graeme Smith and Gary Kirsten milked him for 276 runs while only being dismissed once between them. Anderson's batting showed a marked improvement in the summer's home Test series against South Africa. In the second innings of the second Test, at Headingley, Anderson scored a Test-career best 34 runs, having come to the crease as a nightwatchman late on Day 3. In the course of his innings he was struck on the wrist and then on the grille of his helmet by Dale Steyn.
    He was retained for the home series, when New Zealand toured England later in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He continued to enjoy success against the touring side, taking 19 wickets at 19.31 and finishing as the leading wicket-taker of the series. This was his highest return of wickets in a series. Anderson bowled well in the first Test, recording match figures of 130/5 as the match was drawn. In the second Test, Anderson finished with match figures of 5/139 as England won by six wickets; on the first day he struck New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn in the face, knocking out a tooth, in a spell of short, aggressive bowling when he also hit Jacob Oram on the helmet. Anderson was disconcerted by injuring Flynn said that striking him "wasn't pleasant". In the final match of the series Anderson scored a career Test best of 28 in a partnership of 76 with Stuart Broad. This was followed up by career best bowling of 7/43 in the first innings and Test best match figures of 9/98 overall as he won the Man of the Match award and England secured an innings and nine run victory and a 2–0 series win. Anderson's performance in the series prompted England bowling coach Ottis Gibson to say that Anderson has the potential to become a world-class bowler if he can improve his self-belief. In the One-Day series that followed Anderson managed five wickets from five matches at an average of 41.40 as England lost the series 3–1.
    In the Spring of 2008, Anderson toured New Zealand with England.
    More Details Hide Details He played in the Twenty20 series, which England won 2–0, and he was then involved in the One-Day series which New Zealand won 3–2. Although he played in all five matches of the One-Day series, he struggled and only managed four wickets at an average of 67.50. In an effort to regain some form, Anderson was allowed to join Auckland Cricket Club, who were lacking their strike bowlers due to international call ups, as an overseas player. The move was controversial with critics including Gavin Larsen, Wellington Cricket Club's chief executive, who feared that Anderson would be able to bowl himself into form. Although he was left out for the first Test, Anderson was recalled for the second when he and Stuart Broad replaced the out of form Steve Harmison and Matthew Hoggard after England were defeated by 189 runs; the decision to axe both bowlers was heralded as the end of an era in English cricket. Anderson's selection was a surprise as it was expected that Broad would replace Harmison, but not that Hoggard would be dropped. In the first innings of the second Test, Anderson took 5/73 and finished with match figures of 7/130 and helped England to a 126-run victory. He sustained an ankle injury while playing football before the third Test but recovered in time to be selected. Anderson's performance in the final Test was less effective, recording match figures of 1/153 as England won the match by 121 runs and the series 2–1.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    Following a successful summer, he was one of twelve players awarded a central contract for 2007/08 by the ECB.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was part of the squad which toured Sri Lanka in the winter. The One-Day side completed their first ever series victory in Sri Lanka; Anderson's contribution was four wickets in five matches at an average of 48.25 and tying down Sri Lanka's top order along with Sidebottom and Stuart Broad, although they finished with more wickets at a lower average. Despite suffering a bruised left ankle, Anderson was selected for the first Test. Although he bowled economically in the first innings, he was expensive in the second; during the course of the second innings he became only the second bowler in Test cricket to have six boundaries taken off a single over. He finished the match with figures of two wickets for 167 runs and was dropped for the final two Tests; his replacement was debutant Stuart Broad.
    Anderson was also included for the England squad for the World Twenty20, held in September 2007, replacing an injured Ravi Bopara.
    More Details Hide Details He played in all four of England's matches, taking three wickets at 34.00, as England failed to progress beyond the second stage of the competition.
    However, on 14 March 2007, only days before England's first game, it was reported by the BBC that Anderson had broken his finger during fielding practice and his involvement in the tournament was in question, although he was able to play despite the pain.
    More Details Hide Details When Peter Moores replaced Duncan Fletcher as England coach after the World Cup, it was felt that Anderson would benefit under new management; along with the rest of the England team he was allowed to play more for his county. It was felt that it was not beneficial for players who were not representing England to just sit on the sideline and match practice would allow him to rediscover his form. Anderson did not feature in the Test series against the West Indies, but he did play in the ODI series. During the second ODI, he clashed with Runako Morton when he appeared to get in the way of Morton when the batsman was running between the wickets. Anderson was fined half of his match fee for the incident and match referee Mike Procter stated "James Anderson is not a player with a reputation for bad behaviour and I am sure he will do everything he can to ensure there is no repeat of this unfortunate incident". Anderson finished the series with five wickets at 30.40 as England lost the series 2–1.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He recovered from his back injury and was expected to play ahead of the likes of Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood and Jon Lewis.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Anderson was named in England's Champions Trophy and Ashes squads in September 2006 although at that point he had not played any first-class cricket in six months.
    More Details Hide Details He was straight back into England colours for the 0–5 Ashes whitewash against Australia. His performance, like much of the England team, was well below standard. Anderson was sent home mid way through the One-Day tournament with Australia and New Zealand as a precaution when he felt a twinge in his back; during the tournament he had begun to regain some of his form and in the four matches he played he took 8 wickets at an average of 20.62.
    Anderson was not selected for the senior side's tour to India in January 2006 as Simon Jones returned from injury and was chosen ahead of him.
    More Details Hide Details Instead, Anderson was selected for England A's tour of the West Indies. In February, days before the start of the first A-match between England and the West Indies, James Anderson (along with batsmen Alastair Cook and Owais Shah) was called up as an injury reinforcement to the England senior squad in India, after captain Michael Vaughan and fast bowler Simon Jones flew home with knee injuries and vice-captain Marcus Trescothick departed for undisclosed "personal" reasons. After an unconvincing display by Liam Plunkett in the second Test in Mohali Anderson was recalled for the final match of the series. He impressed in England's victory, taking figures of 4/40 in the first innings. After his impressive display in the final match in India, Anderson looked likely to feature as one of England's main bowlers in both the ODI series and Test matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka; however an early season stress fracture of the back ruled Anderson out for all of the summer internationals and all but two matches of his county season. Lancashire team mate Sajid Mahmood was called up to the England squad the replacement for Anderson.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The couple's second daughter, Ruby Luxe, was born 9 December 2010. Anderson has ventured into fashion design since 2012, designing for Elvis Jesus where proceeds of the sale went to his sponsored charity, Nordoff-Robbins. On April 2014, he launched his first collection with London-based menswear brand, Chess London. He has stated that he would like to be "the first cricketer to become a designer". He launched his own menswear brand late October 2014, and has been working in conjunction with British watchmaker Harold Pinchbeck to release a watch in 2015. Anderson became the first cricketer to model naked for Attitude, "Britain's biggest-selling gay magazine", in September 2010. He stated "if there are any gay cricketers they should feel confident enough to come out because I don't think there is any homophobia in cricket." Alongside former cricketer Graeme Swann and BBC Radio 1 radio presenter Greg James, Anderson hosts a cricket-themed radio show on BBC Radio 5 Live, "Not Just Cricket". The radio show was nominated for Best Sports Programme at the 2013 Radio Academy Awards.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was selected in the Test squad for the tour of Pakistan, but spinner Shaun Udal was chosen to fill the bowler's spot left empty by the still injured Simon Jones. When Ashley Giles had to miss the third Test due to injury, young Durham debutant seamer Liam Plunkett was chosen ahead of Anderson and Anderson did not play a single Test on the tour. Despite this disappointment he played in all five of England's One-Day games in Pakistan, showing improvements in form to be England's joint-leading wicket-taker in the series with Andrew Flintoff, taking 7 wickets at 25.57.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Anderson retained his place in the Test squad, and his next big break came when an injury to Simon Jones forced the Welshman out of the last three Tests of the 2004 summer series against the West Indies.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being in the team, Anderson's bowling was used infrequently. It was clear now that Anderson had now not only lost all his form and rhythm, but consequentially all his confidence as well. A performance by a resurgent Anderson in the final Test of the summer prompted speculation that he had regained his confidence and would return to the top of his game. He was selected for the winter tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Much of the post-season talk, however, was dominated by the debate over whether to go on tour to Zimbabwe. England eventually did end up in Harare, after a brief stop over in Namibia. Anderson once again struggled in his three One-Day appearances. The England management, however, continued to show faith in his ability. Travelling as a barely-used reserve on the winter South Africa tour while seemingly struggling for form, Anderson was given another shot at redemption, after Simon Jones was dropped for the third Test after a poor performance in the second. Anderson, though, did even worse than Jones, collecting figures of 2/117 and 0/32 in his two innings. Anderson spent the following summer with Lancashire; bowling regularly a quota of overs one would associate with a new ball bowler, something he had not done enough in his England stint.
    Between 2004 and 2005, the England coaching staff attempted to alter Anderson's bowling action.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson was selected in the One-Day and Test squads for the winter tour Sri Lanka, but injuries left him able to play in only one of the three Tests on that tour. He bowled well below his potential to collect figures of 0–85 in his sole appearance. Although fit and included in both the Test and One-Day squads for the tour of the West Indies, Anderson did not play in the Test series, having been superseded by players such as James Kirtley. He did feature in the ODI series which England drew 2–2, playing in 4 matches and taking 4 wickets at an average of 37.00; in the final match of the series, Anderson took his 50th ODI wicket, that of Chris Gayle for 41. After the ODI series against the West Indies, Anderson had 50 wickets from 31 ODIs at an average of 23.78.
  • 2003
    Age 20
    In 2003, ex-England pace bowler Bob Willis claimed that Anderson would only be able to play for five years with his action.
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    In the summer of 2003, he made his first Test cricket appearance against Zimbabwe at Lord's, and took five wickets in an innings on debut, becoming the 42nd Englishman to do so.
    More Details Hide Details His success continued in the subsequent One-Day tournaments against Pakistan (against whom he took a hat-trick at The Oval), South Africa and Zimbabwe. His hat-trick against Pakistan, the first by an English bowler in an ODI, claimed the wickets of Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami. The Test series against South Africa dented Anderson's reputation as England's golden boy; in a series England drew 2–2 after coming from behind, Anderson finished the five-match series with 15 wickets at an average of 39.86. His best figures of 5/102 came at Trent Bridge in the third Test where he used movement of the seam to claim his second five-wicket haul in his fifth Test. Although Anderson was England's lead wicket taker, Graeme Smith – the South African captain – particularly punished Anderson's bowling, taking 157 runs at a strike rate of 90.23 off his bowling in the series and only being dismissed once. In August, despite a mixed series against South Africa, Anderson was named Young Cricketer of the Year; he became the first player to be unanimously voted the award. In September, Anderson was awarded a central contract with the ECB. He suffered from a niggling knee injury and fatigue as the season wore on; the knee injury – to a tendon on the outside of his left knee – meant he was rested for the winter tour of Bangladesh. After the South Africa series and some good performances by other bowlers during the Bangladesh tour, Anderson admitted that he was no longer an automatic choice for England.
    He showed good promise in this series – a three-team tournament also including Sri Lanka – which earned him a place in the 2003 World Cup squad.
    More Details Hide Details It was here that he really broke into international cricket with a match-winning spell against Pakistan, where he took four wickets in day/night game to collect the Man of the Match award. In what proved to be England's last match of the tournament he conceded 12 runs off the penultimate over against eventual world champions Australia, and England lost a closely fought contest.
    His debut came before he was even awarded his County cap, which occurred in 2003.
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    In 2003, Anderson became the youngest player to take a hat-trick for Lancashire, just a week before his Test match debut against Zimbabwe; it was the first hat-trick at Old Trafford in eight years.
    More Details Hide Details In a match against Worcestershire in May 2004, Anderson recorded his maiden first-class ten-wicket haul. 2005 was Anderson's first full season for Lancashire. He was propelled into the England side soon after his Lancashire debut and had returned to rediscover his form after winter tours with England where he had spent the majority of his time on the sidelines, and when given a chance for England he often bowled poorly due to a lack of match practice. He finished the season with 60 first-class wickets at an average of 30.21 and 27 one day wickets at an average of 22.00. Anderson was prevented from playing much for Lancashire in the 2006 season by a stress fracture of the back sustained in early May. He played in only two matches for Lancashire, and at one point it was considered sending Anderson to play for Glamorgan to prove his fitness; however, Lancashire decided they would rather have Anderson play for them if only in a limited capacity. In the only first-class match he played for Lancashire that season, he was limited to three four-over spells by the ECB who were wary of injuring him again.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 a 400 wicket-haul in International Test Cricket, and is currently the 6th highest Test wicket-taker of all time. He has been recently ranked No.1 in the ICC Test Bowler's Rankings succeeding England's other strike bowler, Stuart Broad.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    At the age of 20, he made his ODI debut on 15 December 2002 against Australia at Melbourne.
    More Details Hide Details He opened the bowling and recorded figures of 1/46 from six overs.
    He was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award for Lancashire's most promising young County player in the 2002 season.
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    Anderson made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 2002; he played 13 matches and took 50 wickets at an average of 22.28, including three five-wicket hauls.
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    A right-arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20, on England's 2002/03 tour of Australia.
    More Details Hide Details When he played his first ODI he had only played five senior One-Day matches.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born on July 30, 1982.
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