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James Anderson

35-Year-Old Bowler     England      Nickname: Jimmy


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Birthdate:  July 30, 1982    Birthplace:  Burnley, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  154 lbs    

August 20, 2017    James Anderson News

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Anderson took five for 46 in England's victory over the West Indies in the first Test of the series at Edgbaston.

After finding his stride against South Africa, Anderson continued his strong form by taking key wickets in the first innings and, after enforcing the follow-on, was in absolute control in the second, posting a 1.71 economy with a pair of wickets and a pair of maidens in the second innings to allow England to coast to a more-than 200 run victory. He'll look to keep his strong form going in the second Test as they move to Leeds starting on Friday.

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Anderson bowled three for 16 off 14 overs including seven maidens in the second innings of England's Test victory over South Africa at Old Trafford.

Fantasy Analysis

Bowling from the James Anderson end, he clearly relished the opportunity to bowl in front of a friendly and raucous crowd. His economy was microscopic (1.14) with as many maiden overs as not. He finished the match at seven for 54 and while he may be running out the clock on his Test career, he turned in a vintage Jimmy performance, taking 20 wickets over the course of the series at an average of 14.10 and an economy of 2.25. He'll look to keep up his good form in the series against the West Indies, beginning on August 17 at Edgbaston.
Anderson took four for 33 on day 2 of the fourth Test against South Africa Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Playing at Old Trafford, the ground with the newly-named James Anderson end, the 35-year-old fast bowler christened his name-sake almost immediately by trapping South Africa opener Dean Elgar for a duck with the third ball of the innings. In the 41st over Anderson struck twice, removing Temba Bavuma and Protea captain Faf du Plessis within three balls of each other. Bavuma departed after leaving a ball that straightened just enough to flick the top of the off stump. Du Plessis was also bowled, though this time off his own inside-edge. He bowled four maidens and finished with the lowest economy with 2.20 runs per over. Anderson is currently sitting second in the most-wickets list for the series with 17, three wickets behind Moeen Ali, and just 16 wickets to become England's first bowler to 500 Test wickets.
Anderson (groin) was named to England's Test squad ahead of their series against South Africa, starting July 6 at Lord's, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson suffered a groin tear in late-May, but has since returned to Lancashire and has been bowling a full slate of overs, taking two for 64 off 32 overs in his last innings and had a four-for against Hampshire in mid-June. The pace bowler will look to bring a victory and some experience (with 122 Test caps to his name) to the first squad captained by Joe Root, who took over for Alastair Cook earlier this year.
Anderson suffered a tear to his right groin in the first innings of Lancashire's match against Yorkshire at Old Trafford and is a doubt for England's first Test against South Africa, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson had been bowling excellently through his first five-plus overs of the match, with four maidens and a wicket to his name while conceding just five runs, but pulled up with a groin injury and was unable to proceed. The 34-year-old has 122 Test caps under his belt, but has struggled for fitness of late, missing matches against Bangladesh and India. If fit, he'll be a part of the attack against South Africa, starting at Lord's in July.
Anderson (shoulder) will join England's Test squad ahead of the first Test of the series against India, ESPNcricinfo reported Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson was initially though to be ruled out of the first three Tests, but has been rushed to India with hopes of playing the second Test. England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker joins what is otherwise an unchanged squad from the two-Test series in Bangladesh. The 34-year-old fast bowler hasn't played a competitive match since England lost to Pakistan by 10 wickets in the fourth Test of the series in mid-August.
Anderson (shoulder) is now slated to miss the first three Tests of the India series, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Captain Alastair Cook previously announced that Anderson would miss the first Test of the series, but his shoulder concerns have extended beyond the Nov. 11 beginning of the series. Anderson was not named to the 16-man squad for the five-Test tour and said earlier in October that he was not going to miss the entire trip, but that's looking increasingly likely as his injury takes an increasingly long time to heal.
Anderson is set to miss the first test on the 9th November for England against India due to a continuing shoulder injury. ESPN Cric info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Having previously missed out on England's tour to Bangladesh, it has been confirmed by English captain Alistair Cook that the nations highest wicket-taker in test cricket will mis out on the first test against India. This is due to the stress-fracture in his shoulder. While being physically up to fitness, Anderson has not yet bowled in the nets.
Anderson will miss England's Test series in Bangladesh next month due to a shoulder injury, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

He's been sidelined with a sore shoulder since the end of the Pakistan series in August.
Anderson snatched three for 41 off 16 overs in the second innings of England's victory over Pakistan in the second Test of the series.

Fantasy Analysis

After skipper Alastair Cook chose to not force Pakistan to follow-on in order to give Anderson, recently coming back from injury, a bit of a break, it paid dividends in the fifth over when he knocked out Shan Masood for the sixth time in a row. Anderson then picked up the second wicket in the 11th over before grabbing a massive lbw in the 51st to help put one of the final nails in Pakistan's coffin. The talented bowler was sorely missed in the first Test at Lord's and will be instrumental in England's success moving forward in the final two Tests of the series.
Anderson (shoulder) was selected for the second Test against Pakistan, which begins Friday, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson bowled 22 overs for Lancashire in the championship, taking three for 58 off with an innings-high 106 dot balls and seven maidens to his credit. With his shoulder healed, he'll look to build off the success he found against Sri Lanka, where he picked up a 10-for in the first Test of the series on May 19. Anderson will replace Toby Roland-Jones on the squad, while Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid will also join the side after a disappointing defeat in the first Test with Pakistan.
Anderson (shoulder) won't be available for the first Test against Pakistan, which begins on July 14, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson had only recently bowled in the nets, and "gently" at that. Although he expected to ramp up his pace in advance of the series, his selection for the upcoming Test would have been followed by his first action since June 13 (or day five of the third and final Test of England's completed series with Sri Lanka). In the meantime, he'll continue to rehab from the stress fracture in his right shoulder, with the hope of an appearance in the second Test versus Pakistan from July 22-26.
Anderson (shoulder) bowled "gently" in the nets on June 30 and expects to boost his workload in advance of the first Test with Pakistan, which begins in July 14, The Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

In all likelihood, Anderson won't have any recent match reps under his belt, as he isn't expected to be a part of Lancashire's playing XI on Friday against Worcestershire in the NatWest t20 Blast. The soft throws last week have been accompanied by weights and gym sessions without any setbacks in his right shoulder, which was revealed to have a stress fracture after the last Test against Sri Lanka in mid-June. Prior to the injury, he was in rare form, accruing 21 wickets in the three-game series. No matter that performance, England's selectors have one week to determine whether Anderson is ready for the opening of the series.
Anderson has a stress fracture in his right shoulder blade, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

He'll miss Lancashire's County Championship matches against Middlesex and Nottinghamshire. He's hoping to return for a Test match against Pakistan on July 14, but that looks unlikely.
Anderson picked up England's only wicket and conceded 27 runs in nine overs during the second innings of the third and final test against Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

After picking up five wickets in three of the first four innings of the series, Anderson finished with 21 wickets across the six innings, picking up the final one on a fantastic lbw on Kaushal Silva before rain forced the day to be cut short and the match declared a draw. With an accomplished bowling career with 218 innings under his belt, this was one of his strongest series in recent vintage.
Anderson (intercostal strain) hopes to play in one of Lancashire's two remaining Division 2 Championship matches, Sky Sports reports. "I am hopefully going to play for Lancashire at the end of this season, which will be good," he said.

Fantasy Analysis

After missing the final two Ashes Tests due to injury, Anderson has declared himself "fully fit" for games against Surrey on Sept. 14 and later versus Essex on Sept. 22. If he fails to make an appearance on the County Cricket stage, though, he should be set for the first Test of the upcoming series against Pakistan, which commences on Oct. 13 in the UAE.
Anderson was ruled out of the fifth and final Ashes Test due to a left side strain, BBC Sport reports. "He bowled yesterday but at about 60 to 70 percent," said English captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday. "He's gutted but it's probably about a week too early."

Fantasy Analysis

After racking up a six-for in the first innings of the Third Ashes Test, Anderson proceeded to grab another in the second innings but left the pitch for good during his ninth over with discomfort in his side. With absences in the final two Tests, the 33-year-old may have played his last Ashes match, as the next series doesn't take place until the 2017-18 season in Australia. His next chance to play for the national side arrives on Aug. 31 in a one-off T20 against the Aussies.
Anderson suffered a left side strain during the Third Ashes Test, which will force the fast bowler out of the next such Test at England, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson was the bane of Australia's existence in the first innings, taking out opener David Warner in the third over, before utterly decimating the middle order in quick succession. In the span of six overs, Anderson sent Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, and Mitchell Johnson to the showers. Anderson's performance in the second innings was just as crisp -- one for 15 off eight overs -- but in his ninth over, he was in noticeable discomfort and left the field, never to return. While he'll miss the Fourth Test (Aug. 6-10), he's aiming to return for the fifth and final one, which commences on Aug. 20.
Anderson finished with figures of zero for 38 from seven overs in the Second Ashes Test at Lords on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson went wicket-less for the third time in four innings in this series so far. His seven overs cost 38 runs without a maiden, and he bowled with an economy rate of 5.42. This followed up his poor performance in the first innings, where he went wicket-less after 26 overs whilst conceding 99 runs at a rate of 3.80.
Anderson wasn't selected for England's ODI squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand, which starts on June 9, BBC.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson was heavily involved in England's disastrous World Cup showing, capturing his five wickets every 55.2 balls with a 5.32 economy rate in six games. In the meantime, he's been a fixture in Tests against the Windies and Black Cups, adding 23 scalps to his career tally in five outings in the format. While he's taking a rest from ODIs, national selector James Whitaker mentioned that Anderson hasn't "been ruled out of playing a role for England in limited-overs formats in the future."
Anderson finished the 2015 World Cup with five wickets taken for 49.00 while conceding 5.32 runs per over across six innings.

Fantasy Analysis

After two tournament fixtures, Anderson found himself with no wickets for 104 off 15 overs. However, the seamer got back on track thereafter, posting a 28.20 average and 4.54 economy rate, which are slight improvements upon his career ODI marks (29.22 and 4.92, respectively). His next international appearances commence on Apr. 13 during England's Test series against the West Indies.
Anderson toppled two early wickets for 45 off 10 overs during Monday's loss to Bangladesh.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson sent Bangladesh's opening batsmen, Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal, to the showers within his first seven deliveries, which could have set the tone for the match. Although fate wasn't looking kindly on England, Anderson bowled economically throughout, racking up 35 dot balls while conceding five fours. After failing to take a wicket in the first two games of the World Cup, the right-arm pacer has responded with four in the past three outings for a 41.00 average and 5.13 economy rate.
Anderson yielded 48 runs in eight wicket-free overs during Sunday's loss to Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Through four World Cup matches, Anderson's form has escaped him, with only two wickets taken for a 91.00 average and undesirable 6.28 economy rate. If he can turn around his fortunes, the pace bowler boasts career marks of 29.31 and 4.93, respectively, in the format.
Anderson took two for 30 off six overs during Monday's win against Scotland.

Fantasy Analysis

With 303 runs to defend, Anderson took the new ball, induced Calum MacLeod to attack an outswinger in his second over, and notched the first wicket of Scotland's innings. Anderson tallied his second wicket of the game, and tournament, in the death overs, as he attempts to return to the form that saw him nab seven wickets in his first four ODIs of 2015. Despite the dearth of wickets, he'll carry a 4.62 economy rate in the format this year into Sunday's outing against Sri Lanka.
Anderson was unable to take a wicket for 67 off 10 overs during England's World Cup opener Saturday against Australia.

Fantasy Analysis

Anderson's lack of success was circumstantial, as Australia's opening pair, David Warner and Aaron Finch, offered up catchable balls in his first three overs that were instead dropped or whiffed on entirely. The foibles set Finch up for his sixth ODI century, and the opposition's 342 runs meant a likely appearance for Anderson in the crease. Anderson proceeded to bat for the second time in five ODIs this year, recording eight off 11. However, Saturday's elevated run rate didn't afflict his 2015 marks, which now stand at seven wickets taken with a 29.00 average and 4.27 economy rate.