James Anderson – profile, career and stats

James Anderson is an English cricketer who has been termed as one of the greatest bowlers of all time and has been nicknamed as the 'King of Swing'. He is the highest wicket-taking fast bowler in the world with 700 wickets and is the third highest wicket-taker overall.

Anderson is also the third fastest to 700 Test wickets and a 119 of his wickets have come at the Lord’s cricket ground.

James Anderson was in the squad of three of England’s Ashes win and the 2010 T20 World Cup win as well.

What is James Anderson’s full name?

James Michael Anderson.

Where and when was James Anderson born?

James Anderson was born on 30 July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.

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When did Anderson play his first international match?

Anderson played his first ODI against Australia in 2002, his first Test against Zimbabwe in 2003, and his first T20I against Australia in 2007.

Who is James Anderson’s married to?

James Anderson married Daniella Lloyd in 2006. The couple have two daughters together.

Which ground does James Anderson prefers Lord’s or Old Trafford?

Old Trafford.

Which sport is James Anderson’s favourite other than cricket?


What has been the proudest moment in cricket for James Anderson?

The Ashes in Australia and winning the Test series in India.

Which is Anderson’s favourite place to play cricket?

India and Sydney in Australia.

Who is the toughest opponent batter James Anderson has ever faced?

Ricky Ponting from Australia; Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith from South Africa; Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar from India.

Who is James Anderson’s dream bowling partner?

Anyone from Dale Steyn, Glenn McGrath, and Shane Warne.

What is James Anderson’s favourite form of cricket?

Test Cricket.

Who is the best batter Anderson has bowled to in his career?

Australia’s Ricky Ponting and South Africa’s Hashim Amla.

Who is James Anderson’s current favourite bowler?

James Anderson’s favourite bowler is South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada.

Who is James Anderson’s favourite football player?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

What is James Anderson’s favourite wicket he took?

Anderson’s favourite wicket of his is of Michael Clarke in the 2013 Ashes.

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What is James Anderson’s favourite snack from crisps and chocolates?


What is James Anderson’s favourite ice cream flavour?

Vanilla with chocolate syrup on top of it.