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James Anderson

England & Lancashire Ten years in Cricket.

Test

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Wickets

ODI

2 5 5

Wickets

Twenty20

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Wickets

Total

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Wickets

01. Summary

Career Facts

19 years old James Anderson has become England’s premier fast bowler and leader of the bowling attack. He made his first class debut for Lancashire at the age of 19, his England ODI debut at 20 and has become an integral part of England’s rise to the number one Test team in the world.

Test Man of the Match awards

three

Test wickets & strike rate

288/58.8

ODI career catches

44

Over's bowled in the last 3 years

1630.1

Test bowling average

17 point 65 against pakistan is the lowest he averages against any nation.

Dismissals

9 James Anderson has dismissed Sachin Tendulkar more times than any other bowler in Test cricket history.

ODI career wickets

105
home
73
away
44
neutral

T20 Wickets

Thirty seven

Figure I - Matches vs Balls

16943 8112 422 28400 10522 855 Number of balls bowled
77 164 19 144 217 40 Matches played
Tests ODIs T20Is First-Class List A Twenty20

Figure II - Wickets

288 Tests
222 ODIs
18 T20Is
540 First-Class
296 List A
37 Twenty20

02. BowlingTest

Bowling Analysis - Tests

A key facet to James Anderson’s success, particularly in the Test arena has been his ability to bowl consistent line and length deliveries. His ability to adapt to the conditions and batsmen he is confronted with is another key strength lauded by critics. These statistics highlight Anderson's quality and the opinion that his control is outstanding.

% deliveries per zone

OFF SIDE STUMPS LEG SIDE
0 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 0.1 0 Full Toss
0 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 Yorker
0.1 2.2 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.2 0 Half Volley
0.2 38.1 15 6.9 4 2.2 0.1 Length
0 11.5 4.2 2.4 2 0.8 0 B.O.A.L
0 2.5 1.3 1.6 0.5 0.5 0 Short
WIDE O.O OUTSIDE OFF OFF STUMP MIDDLE STUMP LEG STUMP OUTSIDE LEG WIDE D.L

*Left hand normalised to right hand.

Heat Map Analysis

His consistency and control is highlighted below in the heat map graphic showing the % of deliveries bowled per zone from the last 3 years of Test cricket.

% deliveries outside stump

107 / 136
wickets taken in those zones.

Test wickets per zone

OFF SIDE STUMPS LEG SIDE
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Full Toss
0 0 2 3 1 0 0 Yorker
0 2 2 0 0 0 0 Half Volley
0 56 30 7 4 1 0 Length
0 18 3 1 0 0 0 B.O.A.L
0 2 1 1 0 2 0 Short
WIDE O.O OUTSIDE OFF OFF STUMP MIDDLE STUMP LEG STUMP OUTSIDE LEG WIDE D.L

*Left hand normalised to right hand.

Simon Hughes, August 2011

“he produces unplayable deliveries, but his control is also now outstanding. He is precision engineering personified.”

15.7% have been delivered on the sameline but back of a length.

Dismissal Type

Caught
181
Bowled
69
LBW
37

His ability to bowl those consistent lines and lengths induce batsmen into errors in judgement which often results in playing false shots leading to their downfall.

03. BowlingOther

Bowling Analysis - ODI's

James Anderson averages 30.89 in his ODI career at a strike rate of 36.7. Following some analysis of his ODI bowling over the last 3 years we unearth what has been key to his success over that period of time.

% deliveries per zone

OFF SIDE STUMPS LEG SIDE
0.1 1.1 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.5 0 Full Toss
0 1 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.1 Yorker
0.1 1.7 1.4 1 0.8 0.5 0 Half Volley
0.2 28.5 15.4 7.6 4.5 2.1 0.8 Length *
0.1 10.8 4.8 2.2 1.6 0.8 0.1 B.O.A.L
0 4.1 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.3 0 Short
WIDE O.O OUTSIDE OFF OFF STUMP MIDDLE STUMP LEG STUMP OUTSIDE LEG WIDE D.L

* % deliveries per zone for length

WIDE O.O OUTSIDE OFF OFF STUMP MIDDLE STUMP LEG STUMP OUTSIDE LEG WIDE D.L
0.2 28.5 15.4 7.6 4.5 2.1 0.8

Dismissal Type

Caught
181
Bowled
69
LBW
37

50 or 64.9% of Anderson’s 77 ODI wickets were caught by fielders and 22.1% in the 3 year period have been caught behind the wicket by the wicket keeper or slip fielders.

Bowling Analysis - T20

James Anderson has only played 19 T20 matches for England often being rested because of the work load he endures during Test and ODI matches. His wicket zones for the last 3 years are below.

Opposition Ball length Ball line
South Africa Length Middle Stump
West Indies Back of a length Outside off stump
West Indies Short Outside off stump
Netherlands Length Outside off stump
Netherlands Short Outside off stump
Netherlands Short Off Stump
Pakistan Length Off Stump

04. Batting

Batting Analysis

James Anderson has played some crucial innings for England in the Test arena which has been instrumental to their success. His 53 ball 21 not out against Australia at Cardiff lasting 69 minutes was vital to England claiming a draw and in the process set the tone for the remainder of the 2009 Ashesseries which England went onto winning.

thirty four highest batting score came in the Test arena against South Africa at Headingly in July 2008.

80 balls lasted as night watchman.

Shot Type - Strike Rate

Steer
200
Fended
166.7
Cut
133.3
Drive
111.1

34 (64.2 %) of deliveries he faced were on a length.

forward defensive most common defensive shot.

Night Watchmen

England has successfully deployed Anderson as a night watchman over the years because of his ability to hang around and protect front line batsmen.

111.1 drive the ball square of the wicket strike rate.