Sir James Andersons is a true master of fast bowling. He has been in the cricketing circuit since 2003 and since then has been the best bowler in the red-ball format. Year after year, season after season, things have changed but the dominance and presence of James Anderson in the English team have remained the same. If you are a crazy cricket fan and you haven’t tried to imitate his action, are you even a cricket fan? James Anderson has inspired a generation of players to take up fast bowling. Give my man overcast conditions and he will rip apart any batting lineup in minutes! Here is a look at his career:
James Anderson Made his Debut at the MCG:
Jimmy made his debut at the age of 20 for the England National Team at the MCG. He opened the bowling for the English team. Earlier he played professional cricket since 2000. He was always destined for greatness, given his work ethic and the skill he possessed. Jimmy has the swing in his arms. Each cricket fan remembers the blonde and golden hair, James Anderson!
James Anderson has taken 600+ test Wickets:
James Anderson is currently the highest wicket-taking fast bowler in Test Cricket. He has taken over 600 wickets. (Almost close to 650!) He has been a loyal servant of the England test Team for the past 22 years. The closest fast bowler to have such a long career is Ashish Nehra who has played for 19 years.
What is great is that even today, Jimmy is not a liability to the team. He is their greatest asset. He has played under the captaincy of Naser Hussien, Andrew Strauss, Sir Alistair Cook, Joe Root, and even Ben Stokes. Whenever any of these captains want to get a breakthrough they close their eyes and throw the ball to James.
Partnership with Stuart Broad:
Stuart Broad has been the better half of Jimmy on the field. He has been equally good or at times even better. Broad joined the team in the 2007 season and since then hasn’t budged an inch. Broad and James Anderson share approximately 1000+ wickets among themselves. Both of them pitch the ball up and try to be as aggressive as possible. We have heard of good batting partners, but Jimmy and Stuart are two of the best bowling partners as well.
Anderson is a Designer and a Model:
James Anderson is the first cricketer who has turned into a professional designer. He is one hell of a handsome man, but he has also done modeling projects. James has been associated with the top brands in the world, both as a designer and as a model. He has even modeled naked for a top gay magazine!!!
Sir James Anderson Stats and Records:
- Most Capped English Test Player (171 Tests)
- 1000+ First Class Wickets.
- Best Figures in County: 7/19
- Most “Not-Outs” in test Cricket: 62+
- Most 5-Wicket Hauls for the England Test Team.
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