The right-arm fast-medium bowler from England, James Anderson is one of the very important players in the World cup cricket 2011 squad for England. James Anderson played his first ODI match against Australia in 2002. Since then, he has been playing brilliant cricket for England.

In ODIs, he has taken 257 wickets in 184 matches so far, at an average of just above 30. His best ODI bowling figure is 5/23. In 99 Test matches, James Anderson has taken 380 wickets with 11/71 being his best performance in Test cricket. Though the average is a little higher than most of the high wicket-taking bowlers, James Anderson is known for his ability to provide a breakthrough to his team at the right time.

James Anderson has a natural talent to swing the ball. He has seen two extremes as a cricketer. At his best, he is an attacking bowler who is quick for the batsmen thus not giving them enough time to change their mind. When a bit out of rhythm, he can be expensive.

Now that he has the experience along with his natural ability to swing the ball, he proves himself to be a very important player on the English side. Out-swinging Yorker is what Anderson is best at.

Anderson has taken 4 wickets in a match 8 times and 5 wickets in a match once. He is the second-most successful bowler from England after Daren Gough. He has batted with an average of fewer than 7 runs per innings.

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James Anderson has been very successful in international cricket and is the highest wicket-taker when combined in all three formats of cricket. He is the only fourth English bowler to take 300 Test wickets. 

He also put up the highest partnership with Root at the tenth wicket batting in 2014 against the Indian cricket team.

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