About JM Anderson
JM Anderson or James Michael Anderson is 36 years old English right arm fast-medium bowler and left-handed batman. He is well known for being the first English cricketer to record 400 test wickets and 250 ODI wickets in a career.
JM Anderson was born on 30th July, 1982 in Burnley, United Kingdom. He attended St. Mary’s and St Theodore’s RC High School, Burnley where he started playing cricket by joining a Burnley Cricket Club. His hard work and bowling skills made him the fastest bowler in the Lancashire League finally turning his dream come true as a cricketer.
Anderson started his cricket career making his domestic start with Lancashire and England debut in the season 2002. With Lancashire he soon managed to earn the NBC Denis Compton Award for being the most promising young county player in 2002. He was in the row of his national career but remained in and out of the side after being unable to maintain the momentum which he showed up in the 2003 World Cup against Pakistan. It took him time since late 2007 to become a
top-performer at the international level with his outstanding performance in the 2010 Ashes where he bowled quite well with the Kookaburra ball taking 24 wickets. He obtained the technique of reverse swinging the old ball and generating natural out swing with the new one.
Among his many achievements, he took his 235th wicket during the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013 against Australia thus surpassing Darren Gough and becoming the England’s second highest wicket-taker in tests by further taking his 326th wicket in the fifth test against Australia in 2013. He again came to limelight by contributing record last wicket partnership of 198 runs with Joe Root in a series against India. In 2017, he became the first England bowler to take 500 test wickets assuming his 4th position as highest test wicket-taker of all time. Recently, he got ranked at number 2 in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings in January 2019.
He got married with Danielle Anderson in 2006 at Holy Angels’ RC Church, Hale and is now father of two beautiful daughters named Lola Rose and Ruby Luxe.
He was being honoured at the Buckingham Palace in 2016 with Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to cricket.
It is estimated to be around $8.2 million.