Age: 38 Years
Hometown: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Wife: Daniella Lloyd
|Full Name||James Michael Anderson|
|Nickname(s)||Jimmy, The Burnley Express, The King of Swing, The Burnley Lara Daisy|
|Profession||English Cricketer (Bowler)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 76 kg
in Pounds- 168 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Colour||Hazel Green|
|Hair Colour||Black (Dyed Brown)|
|International Debut||Test- 22 May 2003 vs Zimbabwe in London
ODI- 15 December 2002 vs Australia in Melbourne
T20- 9 January 2007 vs Australia in Sydney
|Jersey Number||#9 (England, Lancashire CCC)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Auckland, Lancashire|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||Australia
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||• Jimmy Anderson became the first English player to take 400 wickets, surpassing the 383 wicket mark held by Ian Botham.
• At the age of 20 years 288 days, Anderson became the youngest Lancashire cricketer to take a hat-trick.
• With 21 Test and 2 ODI five-wicket hauls, Anderson is currently the 6th highest Test wicket-taker of all time.
• In 2018, he beat Glenn McGrath to take the most Test wickets (564 wickets) ever by a seamer.
• On 25 August 2020, he became the first seamer to claim 600 Test wickets. ICC
|Date of Birth||30 July 1982|
|Age (as in 2020)||38 Years|
|Birthplace||Burnley, Lancashire, England|
|Hometown||Burnley, Lancashire, England|
|School||St Mary's, Burnley, Lancashire
St Theodore's RC High School, Burnley, Lancashire
|Family||Father- Michael Anderson
Mother- Catherine Anderson
|Hobbies||Playing Golf & Tennis, Fashion Designing|
|Controversies||• Many a time, James Anderson has indulged in on ground Sledging activities with various players like Mitchell Johnson, Virat Kohli, George Bailey, etc.
• At the 2013 edition of Ashes, James Anderson along with Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad made headlines for allegedly urinating on the Oval pitch following their 3-0 victory celebration on the ground.
|Rock Band||Guns N' Roses|
|Tennis Player||Boris Becker|
|Holiday Destinations||Maldives, Tahiti|
|Songs||Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses, Royal Blood, Alt-J|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Wife||Daniella Lloyd (Former Model)
|Children||Daughter- Lola Rose (Born January 2009), Ruby Luxe (Born December 2010)
Some Lesser Known Facts About James Anderson
- Does James Anderson drink Alcohol?: Yes
- As a child, he was obsessed with tennis. But, as years passed on, Anderson developed an inclination towards Cricket.
- With just 5 List-A matches, Anderson was selected for the England’s ODI squad, even before he was awarded his County Cap.
- Anderson, in 2003, became the 42nd Englishman to get a 5 wicket haul on debut.
- James, once defended Michael Clarke after the latter was fined 20% of the match fee for using some harsh words which were then picked up by the Stump’s Microphone.
- In 2010, Anderson became the first cricketer to model naked for Britain’s highest selling gay magazine “Attitude”.
- His cricket themed radio show “Not just cricket” on BBC Radio 5 Live was nominated for Best Sports Programme at the 2013 Radio Academy Awards.
- Apart from being a right hand medium fast bowler, Anderson fancies himself as a left hand spin bowler. He once dismissed Ian Bell in an exhibition match with his left arm spin bowling.
- On day five of the final Test against Pakistan on 25 August 2020, he became the fastest bowler, and the first seamer to take 600 Test wickets, with this feat, he became the fourth bowler to join the prestigious 600 club – only after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Australia’s Shane Warne (708), and India’s Anil Kumble (619).
Balls bowled to take 600 Test wickets:
— ICC (@ICC) August 25, 2020
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