James Michael Anderson aka James Anderson is a right arm fast medium bowler and a left handed batsman with the England cricket team. He has also played for the Auckland, Lancashire Cricket Board and the Lancashire cricket teams.
James Anderson started playing first class cricket since 2002. He made his debut in International cricket in a One day International match against Australia at Melbourne in 2002. He picked up the wicket of Adam Gilchrist and gave away 46 runs in the 6 overs that he bowled. He also scored 6 runs off 13 balls which included a boundary before being bowled by Lee. Australia won the match by 89 runs.
The following year, he played his first International test against Zimbabwe at the Lord’s. After staying unbeaten at the wicket for 4 runs in the first innings he picked up 5 wickets giving away 73 runs in the 16 overs that he bowled. In the second innings, which Zimbabwe played as a follow on, Anderson could not pick up any wickets, however he gave away 65 runs in 15 overs which included 4 maiden overs. England won the match by an innings and 92 runs after which he was chosen to play with the 2003 World Cup England team. He was also a part of the 2007 World Cup and the World Twenty20 England teams.
In a total of 60 test matches, Anderson has scored 552 runs and claimed 226 wickets at an economy of 3.24 runs per over. In 147 One day matches, Anderson has scored 199 runs and claimed 199 wickets at an economy of 5.03 runs per over.
In 2003 he was the Man of the Match twice when playing against Netherlands and in the world cup against Pakistan.