Right from the annals of history, England has been putting star players on the world stage who bamboozled the world with their cricketing skills. One prominent name on the list is James Anderson, whose swing balls spoke for themselves. Batsmen across the various national and domestic cricket teams sported a tense forehead whenever they saw James Anderson with the ball.
Though numerous experts deemed him to be nothing special and took like the other regular country ballers', yet he proved everyone wrong by emerging as a living legend of the game. Right from adding experience from the English side to shattering wickets, his contribution was immeasurable.
|Full name: James Michael Anderson||Born: July30, 1982|
|Nationality: British||Years Active: (2000- present)|
|Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire||Height: 6ft 2in|
|Role: Bowler||Batting Style:Left-handed batsman|
|Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium bowler||Nickname: Jimmy|
James Anderson has a beautiful family with a wife and two children. He met his wife Daniella Anderson, then Daniella Llyod, a model by profession during a tour in 2004. Their courtship gained new relevance in 2006 when they got married. He is now a proud father to two beautiful girls named Lola Anderson and Ruby Lola Anderson.
James Anderson stepped into official cricket back in the 2000 Natwest trophy, when he made his debut for Lancashire Cricket Board. Russell Catley was his first official wicket. The first class debut came two years later in 2002 for the same team. He made it to the England national team in the 2002 and 2003 world cup, he produced a world-class performance against Pakistan that made the headlines. Sadly he drifted off after a while.
His test debut was against Zimbabwe on May 22, 2003 in Lord's. The same year on December 15th, he made his ODI debut against Australia. His T20 debut came four years later in 2007 against Australia in Sydney.
The 19 year old Gayle made his international debut on 10 September 1999 against the Indian Cricket Team in Toronto, Canada. He scored just one run in that game. Aside from that, he bowled six overs that fetched only 37 runs out of the 165 which was scored by India during the match.
After six months, he played his first-ever Test match in Trinidad against Zimbabwe, which began on 15 March 2000. He scored 33 in his first innings and a golden duck in his second. Also in the first innings, Gayle took 3/25. In the end, the home team won by 35 runs.
In the Ashes series versus Australia, he spearheaded the English bowling line. The 2010 ashes were the standout point of his career that gave him a permanent place of glory in the annals of history. With the authentic kookaburra ball, he led the bowling attack and took a humongous 24 wickets in the series. This served as redemption for his previous outing in Australia.
James Anderson has one of the most illustrious careers in modern-day cricket. Despite being 40 years now, he still wishes to continue as a top bowler in county cricket. Besides his prowess with the ball, his contribution to the bat cannot go unnoticed. He was a destructive batsman down the order for the England National team who could hit sixes and squeeze out the best possible runs during any game. His biggest achievement as a batsman is a Guinness world record right away; he played 54 test innings without getting out for a duck. For a part-time batsman, this is a gem of a record.
In between he had lost his bowling prowess due to a continuous change in his bowling action. The frequent experiments took away his sharpness. Later when he returned to his original stance, he was unfadeable.
The 2013 champions trophy match against Australia marked a milestone in his career where he amassed 235th ODI wicket to claim the spot of the highest ODI wicket-taker. At the Oval in 2013 against Australia, he ended up becoming the second-highest test wicket-taker for England. He took his 500th wicket against West Indies on 8th September 2017. His victim was the mammoth Kraigg Braithwaite.
Besides his cricketing career, his charming look fetched him modeling contracts. People often compared him to the English footballer David Beckham.
James Anderson is considered as one of the veteran and revered all-rounders of the game. His unmatchable influence and contribution stands second to none.
|Matches: 194||Run Scored: 273|
|Batting Average: 7.58||Strike Rate: 48.75|
|Highest Score: 28||Wickets: 269|
|Best Bowling Figures: 5/23||Economy: 4.92|
|Bowling Average: 29.22|
|Matches: 19||Run Scored: 1|
|Batting Average: 1.0||Strike Rate: 50.0|
|Highest Score: 1||Wickets: 18|
|Best Bowling Figures: 3/23||Economy: 7.95|
|Bowling Average: 30.67|
|Matches: 175||Run Scored: 1285|
|Batting Average: 9.24||Strike Rate: 39.39|
|Highest Score: 81||Wickets: 667|
|Best Bowling Figures: 11/71||Economy: 2.8|
|Bowling Average: 26.22|
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