What a beauty. After lords disaster a week back, Anderson uses wobbly seam to leave Australian batsmen clueless and take a 5-fer on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston. Immediately the lunch, he had Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh caught behind in consecutive overs.
Anderson is frustrated at being rested for the NZ ODI series, which might well be the end of his ODI career. On sledging: "I think the game needs to be played in the right spirit. And the way the game is going and the way our team is progressing, we want to play with a smile on our face and inspire the next generation of England cricketers. That's what our job is."
'James Anderson is getting used to the fact he'll play his 100th Test match with a large number of Yorkshire accents in the dressing-room.' Joe Root blogs from Caribbean ahead of first test match against West Indies. First pays tributes to Richie Benaud.
James Anderson inspires England to memorable win. England produced a remarkable victory in the second Test after a seemingly moribund contest was brought to life by the brilliance of James Anderson and the seemingly ineradicable flaws in West Indies' game.
The boy from burnley has surpassed all before him. 'Like any number of the current cricketers, Jimmy has an aversion to the media. He can be a surly so-and-so and a nightmare to interview. This is less because of a previous sting than of shyness and a reluctance to be singled out. Having said that, he has been photographed near naked for a gay magazine and appeared in many a rag trade shoot. These decisions are proof of an interesting and open mind. In the middle ground of such extremes is a…