CricInfo Photos - James Anderson sits amongst the rocks and waves outside the Hilton hotel, Barbados, April 12, 2007.

CricInfo Photos - James Anderson sits amongst the rocks and waves outside the Hilton hotel, Barbados, April 12, 2007.

Swing bowler James Anderson has been honoured by the Queen after becoming England cricket's leading Test wicket-taker.

Swing bowler James Anderson has been honoured by the Queen after becoming England cricket's leading Test wicket-taker.

'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 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.

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.

The ‘Old Burnley Express’ Jimmy Anderson will get the initials OBE for a much better reason this weekend.

James Anderson to be finally recognised by the Queen with an OBE

The ‘Old Burnley Express’ Jimmy Anderson will get the initials OBE for a much better reason this weekend.

Sidharth Monga: The two faces of James Anderson | Cricinfo Magazine

Sidharth Monga: The two faces of James Anderson | Cricinfo Magazine

James Anderson on his exciting first days for England to his best moment--the Ashes 2013 win in Trent Bridge. The man is now past 410 wickets. Highest wicket taker for England.

James Anderson on his exciting first days for England to his best moment--the Ashes 2013 win in Trent Bridge. The man is now past 410 wickets. Highest wicket taker for England.

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."

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."

Alastair Cook and James Anderson struggle for answers, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015. WI squared the series 1-1, but England retained the Wisden trophy.

Alastair Cook and James Anderson struggle for answers, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015. WI squared the series 1-1, but England retained the Wisden trophy.

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.

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.

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