12 things you may not know about England bowler James Anderson

No fast bowler has more Test wickets than James Anderson.

James Anderson
James Anderson

Here, Press Association Sport reveals 12 things you may or may not know about the Lancastrian.

- Lancashire renamed Old Trafford's Pavilion End after him before England's Test against South Africa last summer, leading to the PA announcer's unusual call of "bowling from the James Anderson End, James Anderson".

- His stand of 198 with Joe Root against India at Trent Bridge in 2014 is the highest-ever 10th-wicket partnership in Test history. Anderson's 81 that day remains his career best.

- Secured a place on the famous Lord's honours board on Test debut, taking five for 73 against Zimbabwe.

- Has gone on to take five wickets in an innings on 26 occasions, one behind England record-holder Sir Ian Botham.

- Became the first cricketer to pose for the cover of the Gay Times in 2010.

- Went 57 innings before registering his first duck, an England record.

- Honoured as one of Wisden's five 'Cricketers of the year' in 2009.


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- Aside from England, he has taken most wickets in Australia - with 60 in 18 matches Down Under.

- His most prolific series was India's tour of England in 2014, taking 25 wickets at 20.60.

- Has never played away Tests in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Zimbabwe.

- Was England's 12th man for the deciding Test of the famous 2005 Ashes series.


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- He has lent his name to a menswear collection by designers Chess London, saying "for my first clothing collection, they were the natural choice".