Biography of Corey Anderson

Biography of Corey Anderson:- Corey Anderson is a professional cricketer who plays for New Zealand. He was born on 13 December 1990 in Christchurch. Corey was little known to International cricket until he scored the fastest hundred in ODI history breaking a 16-year old record that kept away many batsmen away for two decades.

Biography of Corey Anderson

  • Born:- 13 December 1990 (age 26), Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Height:-  1.8 m
  • ODI Debut:-  16 June 2013 v England
  • Test Debut:-  9 October 2013 v Bangladesh
  • Last ODI:-  24 May 2017 v Bangladesh
  • Current Teams:-  New Zealand national cricket team

Corey Anderson was the youngest New Zealand cricketer to get a contract from the cricket board of New Zealand. he has strong wrists and evenmore muscular arms for medium-pace. Anderson was selected wherever he wanted to play for his god-gifted allround combination of pace and power, a trait not common in modern cricket. The left-handed batsman aims at breaking another record of Shahid Afridi of hitting more sixes than Afridi at the eve of his career. Corey was fond of batting and bowling from schooldays, he is a short-tempered cricketer and a great thrower. In 2006, Corey Anderson picked what his teammate rejected. In 2008, Corey Anderson was part of theUnder-19 team that contested in U-19 World Cup 2008. New Zealand Cricket Board waited until the next junior tournament for their satisfaction, so he contested in the next U-19 World Cup held in New Zealand.

Apart from representing New Zealand in ODI, T20i, and Test cricket, Corey Anderson has always been a hot piece for International leagues and their franchises. After the fastest hundred in ODI cricket, Corey Anderson was open to around a dozen contracts in line. He contested in IPL 2014 for Mumbai Indians and was later retained for the next three seasons. As a batting allrounder who can bowl at 135+ kph, he is now a vital part of the team led by Brendon McCullum. Apart from that 31-ball hundred and then a superb IPL season, Corey impressed his fans in WT20 2014 held in Bangladesh. Corey Anderson then helped New Zealand reach the final of ICC World Cup 2015. Corey is contributing a lot more with his batting, bowling, and stunning fielding capabilities to make New Zealand a topcontender for the next Champions Trophy and the World Cup that follows.

Corey Anderson Stats and Records

Corey Anderson made his ODI debut in 2013 against England, his Test debut came against Bangladesh in the same year after his ODI debut. In 13 test matches as of February 2017, Anderson scored 683 runs averaging 32.52 with the bat and 41.18 with the ball. He also has a century and 4 fifties with the bat. Corey Anderson took 16 wickets in 13 matches with the best bowling figures of 3/47. In 44 One Day Internationals, Corey Anderson has 1047 runs and 55 wickets with the highest score of 131 not out. He has a batting average of 29.91 and a bowling average of 25.01 with one five-wicket haul. He scored one century and 4 half-centuries in the format. In 28 T20 games, Corey has the highest score of 94 not out from his total T20i score of 426 and a batting average of 23.66. Corey Anderson made 2508 runs with a batting average of 37.43. He has 4 centuries and 11 fifties in the format. In bowling, Corey Anderson took 40 wickets with a bowling average of 40.82 having a spectacular economy of 3.19.

Early Career

When Corey Anderson was 16, he was contracted to play for Canterbury Wizards, he continued playing for theUnder-19 team. In 2006, Corey was named joint Player of the Gillette Cup along with Tim Southee. He was the youngest cricketer to get a first-class contract at that time. It took 6 years for Corey to pierce through the squad. Corey Anderson started with T20 cricket on tour to South Africa for the season 2012-13. Corey played his debut game in December 2012 against South Africa, and then he was selected for Champions Trophy to be held in 2013. It was against England when Anderson played his first ODI in Cardiff in June 2013. Corey Anderson plays off-season matches with his new domestic team Northern Districts that he joined in 2011.

Anderson was given test cap in a series against Bangladesh in July 2013. He wasn’t impressive as he failed to get past single figures. He compensated with the two wickets in the same match. Anderson finally scored a ton in the second match against Bangladesh. He scored 4 fifties in his brief Test career until now.

Fastest Century

A year after making his ODI debut, Corey Anderson was unknown to most of the test playing nations when he shattered one considered the solid record of Shahid Afridi that he made in 1996. It was the first day of 2014, andCorey Anderson scored a hundred by hitting 14 sixes and 6 fours against West Indies. In the same year, few days after his furious century, Anderson was awarded INR 4.5 crores contract from IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. His record was later bettered by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in the same season.

Corey Anderson in IPL

Anderson made his IPL debut in 2014 as a reward for his fastest century in ODI cricket for Mumbai Indians for INR 4.5 crores or $750,000 US Dollars. In a match against Rajasthan Royals, Corey Anderson scored an inning of his lifetime and scored 95 runs chasing 190 runs in less than 15 over’s. Corey Anderson was right in the next couple of seasons but was removed from the tournament due to injury.

Corey Anderson Family and Personal Life

Corey Anderson father’s name is Grant Anderson who is a teacher and Ph.D. scholar. Anderson’s mother’s name is Linda Anderson, and she is an author. Corey Anderson has an elder brother whose name is Cameron Anderson. He is a Christian and unmarried as of 2017. There are no reports of any scandal involving Corey Anderson as of now. He once told media that he is single yet. The biography of Corey Anderson is not written yet. He is a budding cricketer and promises to dominate the game of cricket in future.