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James Anderson turns 32 © Getty Images
James Anderson turns 32 © Getty Images

Jul 30, 2014

James Anderson, born on July 30, 1982 turns 32 on Wednesday. Anderson has been England‘s premier fast-bowler for a long time now and is the leader of the pack for England. In their rise to the No 1 spot in the Test rankings, Anderson played a crucial role with great consistency and wicket-taking ability. To say that he is one of the most deceptive fast bowlers in the world would be an understatement. At his peak, he can outsmart the batsman with remarkable spells. With a skiddy pace and great control, he has been a force in Test cricket for years.

It has been quite a journey since Anderson burst onto the scene in 2003 during the tri-series Down Under. He had played for Lancashire in county cricket. As a young 20-year-old, he made an instant impression, with a couple of good spells in the 2003 World Cup. He then made his Test debut the same year and celebrated the occasion with a brilliant five-wicket haul. Read – Anderson: One of the most deceptive fast bowlers in the world

It was some growth as a fast-bowler as he also picked a hat-trick against Pakistan in a One-Day International (ODI) that year. Though he had made a huge mark, Anderson did not quite establish himself in the side over the next two years, but things started changing in 2006. He came back into the side, that was struggling with injuries.

Anderson has troubled the best in business. One can go back to his spells to Sachin Tendulkar, whom he claimed quite frequently. Anderson is now England’s highest wicket-taker in ODIs. He is also closing in on taking the mark for Test cricket. Recently, he did become the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket in England. And, what more to say about the Burnley express. Of course, he can bat a bit and scored 81 in the recent Test series against India at Nottingham, his highest score. And remarkably, it came at No 11. Currently, Anderson is trying to win a series for England against India. But, he is unfortunately involved in the pushgate controversy.

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