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James Anderson

BornJuly 30, 1982

James Michael "Jimmy" Anderson is an English cricketer who first-class cricket for Lancashire County Cricket Club. A right arm pace bowler, h7e has also has represented England in over 50 Test matches and over 100 One Day Internationals. He played cricket at Burnley Cricket Club from a young age. Just months after his debut he had become one of the biggest stars in English cricket. Anderson made his first-class debut for Lancashire in 2002; he played 13 matches and took 50 wickets at an average of 22.28, including three five wicket hauls. He was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award for Lancashire's most promising young county player in the 2002 season. 2003, Anderson became the youngest player to take a hat trick for Lancashire, just a week before his Test match debut against Zimbabwe. During the 2003 World Cup, he took four wickets in a game against Pakistan to win the Man of the Match award. In August, Anderson was named Young Cricketer of the Year and the following month, he was awarded a central contract with the ECB. After this he was in and out of the team and experienced numerous injuries, including a stress fracture of the back which kept him out of action for most of the 2006 season. He returned to action and features regularly in England's Test squad. He is a regular strike bowler in England's one day team. Currently he is placed at number 3 in ICC test bowler rankings.  
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England's fightback came a tad too late.
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