James Anderson is one of the prolific and skillful English cricket players who plays for Lancashire County Cricket Club as well as England's national cricket team. The player also works as a part-time BBC cricket commentator.

The player is a preferable right-arm fast-medium bowler with a record of 5th most wickets in a career (938) and is a leading wicket-taker of all time in the fast bowler's category in the Test cricket format with more than 600 wickets to his name.

He was the first-ever bowler of England to reach the milestones of 400, 500, and 600 wickets. Besides, the England national team bowler is currently ranked at the 7th position of ICC player rankings for Test bowlers with a bowling average of 26.45.

The player has also ventured into fashion design since 2012 and was the face of Hairbond, a British hair styling brand. In September 2010, the player modeled for Attitude, Britain's biggest-selling gay magazine, and was the first cricketer to do it.

What Happened To James Anderson? Is English Cricketer Retired? 

James Anderson is not retired from cricket yet and is currently playing. Read more to find out what happened to the English cricketer.


The rumors of the player's retirement spread after he stated in an interview that he considered retiring from cricket after he was dropped for the tour of West Indies earlier this year. He was joined by a fellow veteran Seamer Stuart on the list of players to be dropped.

However, the player took some time and realized that he wants to play from his heart and moved away from the thought of retirement. He added that he had not fallen out of his roots and is focused on improving his skills and games.


The England international bowler was, however, not selected for England's series against New Zealand between March 17 to March 20, 2022. But, the player continued his hard work and trained immensely in order to regain his position on the national team. 

The player is recently deemed fit and selected for England's 5th Test against India on  July 1, 2022, at Edgbaston. He was selected in place of a fellow national team player Jamie Overton. The Test was previously dated to take place in September 2021.

The player has an illustrious career and is not retiring anytime soon. On July 25, 2016, he became the first fast bowler to ever take 50 wickets against all the major Test-playing nations during the second Test of the England-Pakistan series at Old Trafford.

James Anderson Health Update

The England international cricketer is currently fit and healthy. Read more to find the health update of the player.


The player currently has a good condition of health and is fully fit. So much so that he is recently selected for England's Test against India. The player was on the brink of retirement after a series of injuries setbacks. This culminated in a serious calf injury in 2019 against New Zealand.

However, he is more concerned about his health and works on maintaining his fitness. During the harsh conditions of the pandemic also the player was still seen doing exercise as a photo of him lifting his daughters spread around the internet.

Further, the player added that his daughters seem to be more than happy to help him train at home. During the time England national cricket team was set to face Sri Lanka in a Test series but he was not in the squad as he was recovering from a rib injury.