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James Anderson

Born: July 30, 1982 (age 38)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)

Hometown: Burnley, England
Nationality: England flag English

Role: Bowler

Batting Style: Left-handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
James Anderson poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
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Career History
InternationalNational SideEngland (2003-)
Test DebutMay 22, 2003 vs. Zimbabwe
ODI DebutDec 25, 2002 vs. Australia
Domestic2002-Lancashire Lightning
Sports Mole has 844 articles about James Anderson. Articles 1 to 40:
England's Stuart Broad in action against Pakistan on August 7, 2020
Winners and losers from England's summer of cricket
The West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia have all joined England in their 'bio-secure' bubble.
Sep 17, 11:05
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson sets his sights on reclaiming the Ashes
The seamer removed Azhar Ali to reach the milestone.
Aug 26, 09:04
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson not thinking of retirement after claiming 600th wicket
James Anderson reached the milestone in the drawn final Test against Pakistan.
Aug 25, 20:32
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
Result: James Anderson's 600th Test wicket steals spotlight as England draw with Pakistan
The England paceman reached the landmark after removing Azhar Abid Ali.
Aug 25, 20:18
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
Cricket legends lead tributes to James Anderson after 600th Test wicket
The England bowler became the first non-spinner to achieve the feat.
Aug 25, 20:17
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
Steven Finn: 'James Anderson bowling skills are second to no one'
Anderson is the first fast bowler in the history of Test cricket to join the elite 600 club.
Aug 25, 17:10
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson's 600th wicket: A look at England legend's route to the top
Anderson is the the first fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets.
Aug 25, 16:59
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson's 600th wicket: A look at England legend's landmark dismissals
The 38-year-old claimed his 600th Test scalp in the third Test against Pakistan at Southampton.
Aug 25, 16:59
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
England's James Anderson becomes first pace bowler to take 600 Test wickets
James Anderson joins spin greats Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble in one of sport's most exclusive groups.
Aug 25, 16:57
England bowler James Anderson celebrates on August 24, 2020
Rain delays start as England's James Anderson waits for 600th wicket
Persistent showers overnight and in the morning meant the final day of the third Test was unable to start on time.
Aug 25, 11:58
England bowler James Anderson celebrates on August 24, 2020
James Anderson hoping to dodge rain as he looks for 600th wicket
The England veteran is seeking to be the first paceman into the exclusive club.
Aug 25, 09:44
 England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
Chris Silverwood backing James Anderson to claim 600th wicket tomorrow
A combination of bad light and heavy rain restricted James Anderson to 12 overs on Monday.
Aug 24, 20:50
 England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
James Anderson moves to 599 Test wickets as Pakistan frustrate England
James Anderson had to make do with a single wicket on a rain-affected day four.
Aug 24, 19:51
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
James Anderson left frustrated in quest to reach 600 Test wickets
James Anderson would have moved on to 599 Test wickets had Jos Buttler not fluffed his lines.
Aug 24, 17:41
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
James Anderson stranded on 698 Test wickets as rain halts England's progress
England also frustrated by a rain delay after Pakistan reach 41 without loss.
Aug 24, 12:57
 England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
Dom Bess salutes "GOAT" James Anderson as fast bowler closes in on 600 Test wickets
England spinner Dom Bess has described the seamer as the greatest of all time.
Aug 24, 09:05
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
Dom Bess opens up on risk of serious injury in bad light
The spinner also hailed James Anderson after he moved on to 598 career Test wickets.
Aug 23, 21:45
 England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
Bad light frustrates England as James Anderson marches towards 600
The paceman took the final Pakistan wicket at the Ageas Bowl to reach 598 scalps.
Aug 23, 19:53
England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
England's James Anderson nearing another milestone against Pakistan
The seamer is three away from 600 Test scalps.
Aug 23, 16:40
England's James Anderson in action against Pakistan on August 23, 2020
James Anderson stars before rain stops England's charge against Pakistan
Pakitsan are 41 for four, with James Anderson taking all of the wickets to move to 597 career scalps.
Aug 23, 13:02
Zak Crawley walks off after losing his wicket against Pakistan on August 22, 2020
Jos Buttler tips double-centurion Zak Crawley for "very special career"
The pair dragged England from 127 for four towards a declaration total of 583 for eight with a record-breaking partnership.
Aug 22, 21:29
Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi celebrates taking the wicket of Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan on July 5, 2019
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali: 'Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi will only improve'
The pair have only taken five wickets between them in two Tests.
Aug 20, 17:17
England's Stuart Broad pictured on July 25, 2020
Stuart Broad confident England can clinch victory against Pakistan
Just 86 overs have been possible across two days of the second Test against Pakistan in Southampton.
Aug 14, 20:33
Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Rizwan in action against England on August 14, 2020
Mohammad Rizwan stars as Pakistan frustrate England
Mohammad Rizwan emerged from a previously low-key knock to post 53 not out, leading Mohammad Abbas in an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 39.
Aug 14, 17:01
Babar Azam pictured for Pakistan against England in August 2020
England frustrated by Pakistan after rain delays start
The first session lasted just an hour.
Aug 14, 13:54
James Anderson and Jos Butler pictured for England against Pakistan in August 2020
Sam Curran backs "world-class" James Anderson to perform in second Test
Anderson registered figures of two for 35 on day one.
Aug 14, 08:53
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
Sam Curran claims James Anderson doubters 'are not very sensible'
The 38-year-old took two for 35 on a rain-affected first day of the second Test.
Aug 13, 19:59
James Anderson and Jos Butler pictured for England against Pakistan in August 2020
Old hands steer England into the ascendancy against Pakistan
James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes were all among the wickets as the hosts reduced Pakistan to 126 for five on day one of the second Test.
Aug 13, 18:49
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
Joe Root backs James Anderson to rediscover his best form with England
Captain maintains his belief in record wicket-taker ahead of second Test against Pakistan.
Aug 13, 08:37
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
Joe Root tips James Anderson to star for England
Seam bowler James Anderson is closing in on his 600th wicket and captain Joe Root wants to unleash him against Pakistan.
Aug 12, 18:52
England's James Anderson pictured in August 2020
England's James Anderson brushes off retirement talk
The 38-year-old feels he is being written off 'after one bad game'.
Aug 10, 11:37
Pakistan's Shan Masood in action against England on August 6, 2020
Shan Masood stars as Pakistan push towards impressive total
Masood's last two Test knocks saw him make tons in Karachi and Rawalpindi.
Aug 6, 17:43
England's James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Babar Azam on August 6, 2020
James Anderson in strong form as England peg back Pakistan on day two
The hosts took three wickets for just 48 runs in the morning session.
Aug 6, 13:21
Pakistan's Azhar Ali pictured in May 2018
Azhar Ali: 'Babar Azam is already among world's best batsmen'
Babar is top of the Twenty20 rankings, third in the the one-day equivalent and sixth among Test players.
Aug 4, 14:35
Chris Woakes in action for England on May 19, 2019
Chris Woakes happy to let others take the limelight
He weighed in with 11 wickets in the second and third Tests against the West Indies at Old Trafford.
Aug 3, 13:54
A woman wearing a mask walks by the Emirates Stadium after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled on March 13, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on July 29
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Jul 29, 23:39
England's Stuart Broad pictured on July 25, 2020
Eoin Morgan: 'Box office Stuart Broad has plenty more to offer'
The 34-year-old took his 500th Test wicket earlier this week.
Jul 29, 17:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Philanthropist James Anderson donates £300,000 to Scottish youth football
Edinburgh-based investment manager James Anderson had already donated to help the women's game.
Jul 29, 10:35
England's Ben Stokes celebrates after his match-winning display against West Indies on July 20, 2020
How England's players fared in Test series win over West Indies
Ben Stokes led the way again in England's 2-1 series win.
Jul 29, 08:18
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root to take time over England bowling selection dilemma
After rotating options throughout the West Indies series, England are likely to begin the Pakistan series with some familiar questions.
Jul 28, 19:41

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