Corey James Anderson
(New Zealand Cricketer)
Corey Anderson announced himself at the International stage by hammering Shahid Afridi’s fastest ODI century record, which was eventually broken by AB de Villiers. Unable to produce any more of such blitzy performances, the New Zealand all-rounder fizzled out soon. However, he is still one of the sought after names in T20 leagues across the globe.
|Weight (approx.):||75 Kg|
|Eye Colour:||Light Blue|
|Date of Birth:||13 December 1990|
|Age (as on 2018):||27 years|
|Birth Place:||Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarius|
|School:||Christchurch Boys’ High School|
|Test:||9 October 2013 v Bangladesh|
|ODI:||16 June 2013 v England|
|T20I:||21 December 2012 v South Africa|
|Jersey Number:||#78 (New Zealand, IPL and County Cricket)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Canterbury, Northern Districts, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Somerset, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive batsman|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
On 1 January 2014, Corey Anderson scored the fastest century in the history of One Day International cricket or any other format of list A cricket, playing against West Indies. He took just 36 balls to break Shahid Afridi’s record of 37 deliveries in 1996 against Sri Lanka. The record was broken on 18 January 2015 by AB de Villiers, who scored the fastest ODI century against the West Indies in Johannesburg taking just 31 deliveries.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Martin Guptill|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Shane Bond and Chris Cairns|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Seddon Park|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Actors:||Shane Cortese, Ellen DeGeneres|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|IPL earnings:||4.5 crore (2014, Mumbai Indians)|
1 crore (2017, Delhi Daredevils)
2 crore (2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore)
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Anderson is the youngest player in New Zealand first-class cricket history to get a contract. The all-rounder signed it at the age of 16.
- Anderson’s mother was a netball player, while his father was a sprinter in the 1974 Commonwealth Games.
- Anderson has a hearing problem; he can only hear 5% out of his left ear.