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Jimmy Anderson a serious doubt for start of England’s Ashes campaign

• Bowler tore calf muscle playing for Lancashire against Durham• Injury could put Jofra Archer in frame for first Test at EdgbastonJimmy Anderson, England’s record-breaking seam bowler and the spearhead of the bowling attack, is in serious danger of mi…

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‘Now I feel I can bowl on most pitches,’ says England’s Jimmy Anderson

• Anderson adds West Indies to list of tour conquests• Paceman first England bowler to take 200 overseas Test wicketsJimmy Anderson believes he has cracked bowling in all but one of Test cricket’s overseas outposts after a four?wicket masterclass in Br…

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Jimmy Anderson helps revive England against West Indies on sluggish pitch

• West Indies 264-8; Shai Hope 57, Shimron Hetmyer 56no• Anderson takes 4-33 off 24 overs, Ben Stokes takes 3-47With the ageless Jimmy Anderson at the helm and the second new ball in his hand, England just managed to retrieve a tricky situation. By sna…

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Jimmy Anderson warns of West Indies’ big incentive to beat England

• ‘You can see it in the players’ eyes,’ says Anderson• England must be ‘on top form’ in Caribbean tourJimmy Anderson acted as England’s speaker in Barbados over the weekend and, on the subject of how much West Indian desire there is to beat the touris…

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England rest Jimmy Anderson for final Sri Lanka Test with Broad to come in

• Fast bowler has taken one wicket in the series• Jonny Bairstow could replace injured Sam CurranEngland have shuffled their pack for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka that begins in Colombo on Friday. With the series decided they have chosen …

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Anderson can be England’s archaic weapon in modern one-day world | Barney Ronay

Who would World Cup opposition openers least want to face on a nibbly early-summer morning? Anderson, Wood or Stone?If I had to draw up a top-five list of eccentric 20th-century British army officers Jack Churchill would definitely be up there, at the …

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Is Jimmy Anderson the GOAT? Who cares, just enjoy him while you can | Barney Ronay

Overhauling Glenn McGrath’s Test tally has sparked a long and ultimately futile debate among England cricket fans this week when we should just be marvelling at the man in question“I think constantly of those who were truly great,” Stephen Spender wrot…

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Jimmy Anderson has Sri Lankan tour with England on mind – not retirement

• Fast bowler admits career end may be as swift as McGrath’s• Record wicket taker has no interest in winding down nowJimmy Anderson has admitted that thoughts of retirement could hit him out of the blue, as he believes happened to Glenn McGrath when th…

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Anderson and Broad close on final spells of two more England journeys | The Spin

After sharing 111 Tests with Alastair Cook the batsman’s retirement will have set the pair thinking about their own exitsThe wind was up at the Oval on Tuesday morning, blowing in low grey clouds from the south. The summer heat was gone and the light w…

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England captain Joe Root praises Cook and Anderson after victory over India – video

England’s captain, Joe Root, praises Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson after their team completed a 4-1 series victory over India at the Oval with a 118-run win in the fifth and final Test. Record run scorer Alastair Cook finished his international…

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Jimmy Anderson is England’s best ever cricketer, says departing Alastair Cook

• Retiring batsman hails bowler after landmark in fifth Test• Anderson became top wicket-taking paceman of all timeAfter a fairytale final week as an England cricketer, Alastair Cook looked to divert some of the adulation on to his old friend Jimmy And…

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Jimmy Anderson stops just short of stealing Alastair Cook’s limelight | Andy Bull

The old conjuror’s two wickets against India tied him with Glenn McGrath in the bowling pantheon but his time will comeAfter 15 years and 30,000 balls two of the last three wickets Jimmy Anderson needed came in a rush. Late on Monday afternoon he took …

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England could rest Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad on Sri Lanka trip

• England assistant Paul Farbrace confirms tactical option• If they don’t play every game, then so be it, he saysThe loss of Alastair Cook’s experience for this winter’s tour to Sri Lanka has strengthened the case for Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad be…

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Jimmy Anderson facing dissent fine after missing out on prized wicket

• England bowler takes out frustration on umpire Dharmasena• Anderson yet to claim scalp of Kohli during the seriesJimmy Anderson is awaiting official confirmation of a fine for a frustrated show of dissent towards the umpire Kumar Dharmasena on the se…

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Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad approach new milestone on the fast track | Emma John

The opening pair can be the first Test bowlers to take 1,000 wickets between them. Enjoy them while you canJimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad must be running out of anniversary gift ideas. This year they became the most prolific opening bowling pair of al…

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Jimmy Anderson century of Lord’s Test wickets a first for the fast men | Andy Bull

By taking his tally of Test victims at a single venue to 100 the England pace bowler now rubs shoulders with the Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in an exclusive clubThe ball that did for Murali Vijay was not the most spectacular that Jimmy Ander…

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Joe Root calls Jimmy Anderson a special commodity after England rout India

• Anderson goes past 100 Test wickets at Lord’s• Root also praises Stuart Broad for four-wicket haulJoe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a “special commodity” after the rout of India at Lord’s before calling on his players to keep striving for the perfect…

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Jimmy Anderson: ‘Conditions were ideal. It’s so much fun when it’s like that’

• Seamer says England’s bowling would have seen off any team• ‘I’d have been so disappointed if I’d messed up today’Such was the ruthless nature of England’s performance in ideal bowling conditions at Lord’s on Friday that Jimmy Anderson, the architect…

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High five for Jimmy Anderson as England’s attack cuts through India

• Second Test day two: India 107 v England• Anderson takes five for 20, while Woakes dismisses KohliJimmy Anderson needs one more wicket to become the first to reach 100 at Lord’s after England piled on the pressure in the rain-ravaged second Test.Foll…

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Jimmy Anderson, the Elvis of Lord’s, sparkles in between downpours

England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker is bowling as well as anyone ever has in this country – and at the age of 36By lunch on the second day of the second Test at Lord’s 39 balls had been bowled. It was that kind of August Friday, a bruised, ski…