Full NameJames Michael Anderson Born(1982-07-30) 30 July 1982 (age 32)
Birth PlaceBurnley, Lancashire, England RoleBowler NameJames Anderson Weight70 kg ChildrenLola Rose, Ruby Luxe Anderson
NicknameJimmy, The King of Swing, The Burnley Express, Daisy The Burnley Lara National team
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Batting styleLeft-handed Bowling styleRight-arm fast-medium SpouseDaniella Lloyd (m. 2006)
Current teamsLancashire County Cricket Club (#9), England cricket team (#9 / Bowler)
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James Michael "Jimmy" Anderson (born 30 July 1982 at Burnley, Lancashire, UK) is an English international cricketer.
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, Anderson has represented England in over 90 Test matches and over 160 One Day Internationals. He is Englands all-time highest international wicket-taker when combined across all three formats, and only the fourth English bowler to take 300 Test wickets. He and Joe Root posted the highest ever 10th-wicket batting partnership in the 1st Test of Indias 2014 tour of England.
A right-arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20. On Englands 2002/03 tour of Australia, Anderson was drafted into the squad from the England A team due to an injury crisis. 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 Lords 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 Englands Test squad. He is a regular strike bowler in Englands One-Day team.
Early and personal life
James Anderson was a pupil at St Marys and St Theodores RC High School, Burnley. He played cricket at Burnley Cricket Club from a young age. His childhood dream was to be a cricketer, and at the age of 17, after a growth spurt, Anderson was one of the fastest bowlers in the Lancashire League. He stated that "Ive always bowled seam, but when I was about 17 I dont know what it was but I just started bowling fast all of a sudden".
Just months after his debut he had become one of the biggest stars in English cricket. Continuous alteration of hair styles, attractive looks, and up-to-the-minute outfits earned him comparisons with some of the most recognisable sports personalities around, including David Beckham. 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. The couples second daughter, Ruby Luxe, was born 9 December 2010.
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. He was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award for Lancashires most promising young County player in the 2002 season. 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. In a match against Worcestershire in May 2004, Anderson recorded his maiden first-class ten-wicket haul.
James Anderson 7-43 v New Zealand, 3rd Test 2008
2005 was Andersons 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.
Andersons bowling action + Slow motion
In 2008, after the Test and One-Day series against South Africa ended at the beginning of September, Anderson was made unavailable to play for Lancashire for the rest of the season. He finished the season with 20 first-class wickets at 7.75 for Lancashire.
2015 World Cup
Anderson failed to take a wicket in the first match against Australia, finishing with figures of 0-67. In the next match against New Zealand he finished with figures of 0-37 as England suffered a humiliating eight wicket defeat. He took his first wickets of the tournament against Scotland as he collected figures of 2-30 as England won their first game of the tournament. He was again wicket less in Englands defeat to Sri Lanka. In their must win game against Bangladesh, Anderson took figures of 2-45 but was later the last man out as England lost the game to exit the World Cup. In their final group game against Afghanistan, Anderson bowled economically, finishing with figures of 1-18 as England won their final match of the tournament.