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James Anderson

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Full Name: James Michael Anderson
Born: July 30 1982 , Burnley, Lancashire
Country: England
County: Lancashire
Other teams: England Under-19, Auckland
Test debut: England v Zimbabwe, Lord's, May 22-24 2003
ODI debut: Australia v England, Melbourne, Dec 15 2002
T20 debut: Australia v England, Sydney, Jan 9 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


An inconsistent performer in the early years of his international career, Anderson blossomed into England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker and a hugely effective new-ball bowler. His mastery of swing and seam has made him a particularly potent threat on home soil, while his improvement on less helpful surfaces was illustrated in the 2010-11 Ashes when he finished as the leading wicket-taker on either side with 24 scalps at an average of 26. Anderson initially burst onto the world scene at the age of 20 as a raw and exciting paceman. Called into England's one-day squad for the tri...

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