PLAYER PROFILE

James Anderson, Wicket keeper, England


ENGLAND


Name
James Michael Anderson

Country
England

Date of Birth
July 30, 2021

Place of Birth
Burnley, Lancashire

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Right-arm fast medium

ODI Debut
December 15, 2021 v Australia

Test Debut
May 22, 2022 v Zimbabwe

T20 Debut
January 9, 2022 v Australia

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
James Anderson is a young pace bowler from England who made his debut at a very early age. A genuinely quick bowler, Anderson has the ability to take wickets with the new ball. The right-arm seamer swings the ball vividly in both directions and is capable of reverse-swinging the ball too. Maintaining accuracy and consistency has been Anderson's problem but his knack of picking up wickets in heaps makes him a lethal prospect. After just one first-class season, he made it to the England side and was also a part of their 2003 World Cup squad. Injury and inconsistent performances then saw him out of the squad for several years as he failed to maintain his place owing to poor performance and persisting injuries. During this time he also re-worked his action. Despite not having played first-class cricket in about six months, he was named for the 2006 Champions Trophy and the subsequent Ashes series. England suffered an Ashes whitewash and Anderson failed to live up to his class. 2007 brought him more success as he spearheaded the English attack in the absence of Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Harmison and Matthew Hoggard. His inclusion in the squad, along with Stuart Broad, signalled a change in England's tactics as Flintoff's injury and the poor form of Harmison and Hoggard led to both seamers being dropped and replaced. He responded by picking up 7 wickets against New Zealand and ended with 27 wickets in the five Tests. He settled into an action he was comfortable with and the results began to show. Since then, he has been picking up wickets at a consistent rate or holding up one end with his economical run rate. With Flintoff's absence and Harmison's lack of form, he has often shouldered the responsibility of opening the bowling with Broad or Ryan Sidebottom. Since 2008, he has also improved as batsman who can play gritty knocks at the crease. This was proved when he batted for 11 overs with last man Monty Panesar in a noteworthy effort which saved England the first Ashes Test against Australia in July 2009.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
SR
48
65
31
483
34
0
0
14.21
36.29
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
48
1655.4
5654
343
165
34.27
7/43
3.42