When the batsman is dominating the cricket ground all over the world, James Anderson is one among few bowlers whom the batsman loves to avoid. He is particularly devastating at the initial stages of an innings with his absolute accuracy and swaying swingers.
On the International arena, he is the highest English wicket-taker. Learning cricket early and then flourishing in his school and college finally launches on the international pitches never looked back. He is among few lucky players, who had represented his country thrice in the World Cups.
One of the best Lancashire pace man has also shown his efficacy as an entrepreneur and successful model. All his endeavors have earned him enough pecuniary strength which is a yardstick in deciphering someone success in life.
The excellent bowler in the process of picking up more than 500 test wickets had also gathered enough wealth to take his estimated net wealth beyond 8 million dollars which are expected grow still further.
James Anderson was born to Michael Anderson and Catherine Anderson on 30th July 1982 in Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom. His parents named him as James Michael Anderson who was lovingly called by his parents as Jimmy. Michael was practicing at Burnley as optician while his mother stayed back home to take care of their children.
Born to a middle-class family, James learned early with his sister the strength of money. Both the children took up some job to support the hands of their parents. The parents reciprocated by confirming the kits of their kid to encourage him in his passion.
He got into St Mary’s for the primary education and on completion moved to St. Theodore’s RC High School. He has a keen interest in cricket from his early childhood and hence got in the tents of Burnley Cricket Club to nurture his dream to represent England in the international cricket with his fast bowling spells. From his early age, he created a habit of making records.
James started his career for Lancashire and played 13 matches and took 50 wickets. After polishing his bowling efficacy in the County Cricket with the Lancashire blazer, James got the confidence of England & Wales Cricket Board. The days approached as wished; he got the ball from his captain to bowl his first ball of his life in the international arena. It was at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 15th December 2002 where he made his debut entry in the One Day International against the arch rival Australia. Next year against Zimbabwe at Lord’s on 22nd May 2003 he went out with his team to play his first Test match.
He would obviously add up more to his present statistics, but for the record, it can be noted that in Test this genuine fast bowler had scored more than thousand runs (1128) which an achievement for any bowler. Representing England in 134 Test, he had shown the way of the pavilion to any batsman 523 times with an enviable economy rate of 2.91. Being 42/7 his best bowling performance has 25 hauls of 5 wickets or more in an innings. Three times he had captured ten wickets in a match with the best bowling figure of 71/11.
His One-Day performances are at par with the five days encounters. He appeared in 194 One-Day matches and picked up 269 wickets by giving only 4.92 runs per over. Twice he bagged five-wicket haul with the best performance of 23/5. His has only bowled for England in 19 T-20 formats picking 18 wickets. To sum up, James had claimed more than 800 wickets in the international cricket which declares his absolute splendor with the ball.
Even the best of his friend would not accept him as the all-rounder in cricket but what about life? Even the most skeptical would acknowledge him all-round ability in a different scope of life. Since 2012 James is looking after the designs for his venture Elvis Jesus. Charity is not denied as the profits go to Nordoff-Robbins. Under ‘Chess London’ he had initiated a menswear brand. James is a familiar face in the modeling industry, and through this, he had shown his ‘Attitude.’
Along with these at the BC Radio 5 Live James is heard on ‘Not Just Cricket,’ the program got the nomination for Radio Academy in 2013.
The heartthrob of England, fall in love with Daniella Llyod who has busy schedules in her modeling career. The couple met in 2004 and after two years exchanged rings. Today James and Daniella have become parents of two beautiful daughters. One they named as Lola Rose and called the other one as Ruby Luxe.
It has been felt by his admirer as James himself realized that after the marriage his life has become more accomplishing and is filled with happiness all around. James has learned the life someway different from the rest and kept happiness much ahead of comforts.
Though with his success today he is filled with all modern luxuries, be it a gadget or car or the big mansion but a strong foundation of early childhood had always kept him on the ground of reality.
Full Name: James Michael Jimmy Anderson
Date of Birth: 30th July 1982
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Age: 36 Year Old
Profession: International Cricketer
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch / 1.88 m
Weight: 70 Kg
Net worth: $8.2 Million US Dollars