Corey Anderson (cricketer)

Corey James Anderson (born 13 December 1990) is a former New Zealand cricketer who has played as an all-rounder for New Zealand in international cricket, as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians in the IPL and Northern Districts in New Zealand first class cricket. After retiring from the New Zealand team in 2020, he announced his intention to play for the USA Cricket Team in 2022.

Corey Anderson
Personal information
Full nameCorey James Anderson
Born (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 31)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
RoleBatting all-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 261)9 October 2013 v Bangladesh
Last Test20 February 2016 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 181)16 June 2013 v England
Last ODI9 June 2017 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 56)21 December 2012 v South Africa
Last T20I2 November 2018 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2011/12–2018/19Northern Districts
2014–2016Mumbai Indians
2017Delhi Daredevils
2018Royal Challengers Bangalore
2019Lahore Qalandars
2020Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 13 49 31 53
Runs scored 683 1,109 485 2,862
Batting average 32.52 27.72 24.25 36.22
100s/50s 1/4 1/4 0/2 4/13
Top score 116 131* 94* 167
Balls bowled 1302 1,485 360 3,153
Wickets 16 60 14 40
Bowling average 41.18 25.03 35.35 41.87
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/47 5/63 2/17 5/22
Catches/stumpings 7/– 11/– 19/– 39/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 December 2020

On 1 January 2014, Anderson shot to fame by scoring the then fastest century in the history of One Day International cricket. Playing against West Indies, he reached his hundred in just 36 balls, breaking Shahid Afridi's previous record of 37 deliveries. Anderson finished the innings unbeaten on 131 in 47 balls, hitting 14 sixes and 6 fours. This record was later broken in 2015 by AB de Villiers, who scored a century against the West Indies from just 31 deliveries.

Domestic careerEdit

Anderson came into the Canterbury Wizards Squad in the 2006/07 season freshly promoted from his performances for the New Zealand under-19 cricket team. He also played for his high school 1st XI team at Christchurch Boys' High School including playing in the side which won three consecutive Gillette Cups from 2005 to 2007.

Anderson was also jointly named player of the Gillette cup in 2006 when he shared this honor with current Blackcap Tim Southee.[1]

In 2007, Anderson received a playing contract from New Zealand Cricket, making him the youngest player in New Zealand first-class cricket history to gain a contract.[2]

Anderson had yet to show his full potential at first class level and after several injuries interrupted seasons with shoulder and groin injuries, Corey Anderson transferred to Northern Districts at the start of the 2011/12 season to restart his promising career.

International careerEdit

ODI careerEdit

Anderson made his debut for New Zealand in a T20 international against South Africa on 21 December 2012 after being named in the T20I and ODI squad for the 2012–13 tour of South Africa. He was included in New Zealand's ODI squad for the Champions Trophy in 2013, and made his ODI debut against England in Cardiff on 16 June 2013.

On 1 January 2014, at the Queenstown Events Centre Anderson broke Shahid Afridi's 17-year-old record of the fastest ODI hundred by one ball, scoring his in 36 balls. He eventually ended with an unbeaten 131 that featured 14 sixes and 6 fours.[3] Along with Jesse Ryder, he helped New Zealand set the team record for the most sixes in an ODI innings. On 18 January 2015, his record was broken by AB de Villiers scoring the hundred in 31 balls vs West Indies.

Test careerEdit

Anderson made his Test debut against Bangladesh on 9 July 2013 and scored 1 & 8 with the bat. He obtained two wickets from 19 overs with the ball. Anderson hit his maiden Test century in his second Test match. He scored 116 runs from 173 balls and took one wicket.[4]

In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[5]

T20 careerEdit

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Anderson played in the IPL 7 for the Mumbai Indians who paid him 45 million rupees (US$750,000). In his debut match against Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored only 2 runs before being bowled by Sunil Narine. He bowled 3 overs and conceded 33 runs for no wickets.

Anderson obtained his first Man of the Match award against Kings XI Punjab on 3 May 2014, where he picked up the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara and scored 35 runs from 25 balls.

On 25 May 2014, against the Rajasthan Royals, Anderson led his team, the Mumbai Indians through to the play-offs by scoring an unbeaten 95 off just 44 balls with Mumbai chasing the total of 190 in only 14.3 overs in order to qualify for playoffs with a better net run rate.

In IPL 8, Anderson made valuable contributions with his bat in the earlier games, scoring two half centuries in four games, but was ruled out following a finger injury.

In February 2017, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 1 crore.[6] He would replace fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the 2018 IPL season, the IPL Technical Committee confirmed on March 24. Coulter-Nile, who played a key role in Kolkata Knight Riders' season last year with 15 wickets from eight games, was ruled out owing to an injury and was prescribed 'ample rest'.[7][8]

Other leaguesEdit

Anderson was scheduled to play for Kathmandu Kings XI in the Nepal's topmost franchise T20 league, the Everest Premier League 2020.[9][10] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19.[11]

After being hampered by injuries over the last several years, Anderson announced his retirement from New Zealand Cricket in December 2020, and his subsequent signing of a three-year contract with the US-based Major League Cricket T20 competition. This decision was made with an eye towards eventually representing the US in international competition, as his fiancée is American.[12][13] In June 2021, Anderson was selected in the players' draft ahead of the Minor League Cricket tournament.[14]


  1. ^ "13 Facts about Corey Anderson - The Hard-Hitting All-Rounder". CricTracker. 13 December 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Corey Anderson profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Corey Anderson smashes ODI world record bringing up century against West Indies in 36 balls". ABC Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  6. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  7. ^ "IPL 2018: Corey Anderson replaces injured Coulter-Nile in RCB". Sify. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  8. ^ "IPL 2018: Corey Anderson Replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile In Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad – NDTV Sports". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks. Moreover he is scheduled to play for Kathmandu Kings XI in the Nepal's topmost franchise T20 league Everest Premier League 2020' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Former Black Caps star Corey Anderson signs three-year contract with USA Cricket". Stuff. 5 December 2020. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Corey Anderson confirms New Zealand retirement; signs on with USA's MLC |". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Pre-Draft Selections Confirmed by 21 Minor League Cricket Teams as Draft Day Looms". USA Cricket. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.

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