'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.
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.
James Anderson to be finally recognised by the Queen with an OBE
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."
Jimmy Anderson - the number one practitioner of swing bowling in the world (and also a master of reverse swing). Old Trafford in this video is explained as helping swing bowling due to three reasons: 1) overcast conditions, which create stable conditions over the pitch, 2) green pitch, which encourages the bowl to swing off the pitch, and 3) Duke's balls which polishes up much more highly than others. Video from summer of 2014 during test series with India.