James Anderson original

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James MichaelJimmyAnderson, OBE (born 30 July 1982) is an English international cricketer who is currently vice-captain of England test team and plays for Lancashire and England, in all forms of the game. Currently holding the record of most wickets for England in both ODI cricket and Test cricket, Anderson is the only English bowler, and the 6th overall, to pass 500 Test wickets.[4]

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) has represented England in over 100 Test matches and nearly 200 One Day Internationals.[5] He is England’s all-time highest international wicket-taker when combined across all three formats, being the country’s leading wicket taker in Test match and One-Day cricket. He and Joe Root posted the highest ever 10th-wicket batting partnership in the 1st Test of India’s 2014 tour of England.

A right-arm pace bowler, Anderson made his international debut at the age of just 20, on England’s 2002/03 tour of Australia. 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 Lord’s 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 is now the opening bowler in England’s Test team. He was a regular strike bowler in England’s One-Day team, but has not played in that format since the 2015 World Cup. He is the first English bowler to reach 400 and 500 wickets in Test matches, and is currently the 5th highest Test wicket-taker of all time. He is currently ranked No.2 in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings.

On 25 July 2016, during the second Test of that year’s England-Pakistan series at Old Trafford, he became the first fast bowler to take 50 wickets against all other 7 major Test playing nations, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.[6]

On 3 August 2017 Lancashire announced the Old Trafford Pavilion End would be renamed the James Anderson End.[7] On 8 September 2017, during the third Test against the West Indies at Lords, Anderson became the first Englishman to reach 500 Test wickets.

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