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James Anderson (Cricketer) Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More


Bio Real NameJames Michael Anderson NicknameJimmy, The Burnley Express, The King of Swing, The Burnley Lara Daisy ProfessionEnglish Cricketer (Bowler) Physical Stats & More Heightin centimeters- 188 cm in meters- 1.88 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 2” Weightin Kilograms- 76 kg in Pounds- 168 lbs Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches - Waist: 32 Inches - Biceps: 14 Inches Eye ColourHazel Green Hair ColourBlack (Dyed Brown) Cricket International DebutTest- 22 May 2003 vs Zimbabwe in London ODI- 15 December 2002 vs Australia in Melbourne T20- 9 January 2007 vs Australia in Sydney Coach/MentorMike Watkinson Jersey Number#9 (England, Lancashire CCC) Domestic/State TeamsAuckland, Lancashire Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium Batting StyleLeft-hand bat Nature on fieldAggressive Likes to play againstAustralia 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.


Some Lesser Known Facts About James Anderson

  1. Does James Anderson Smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does James Anderson drink Alcohol?: Yes

  3. As a child, he was obsessed with tennis. But, as years passed on, Anderson developed an inclination towards Cricket.

  4. With just 5 List-A matches, Anderson was selected for the England’s ODI squad, even before he was awarded his County Cap.

  5. Anderson, in 2003, became the 42nd Englishman to get a 5 wicket haul on debut.

  6. 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.

  7. In 2010, Anderson became the first cricketer to model naked for Britain’s highest selling gay magazine “Attitude”.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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