JAMES Anderson has signed a new two-year deal with Lancashire.

The former Burnley star broke Sir Ian Botham's England Test wicket record this year and enjoyed a fine 2015 season as the Red Rose secured promotion back to Division One of the County Championship.


And the 33-year-old admitted he was excited by Lancashire's potential in the top-flight next season.

“I consider it an honour and a privilege every time I wear the Red Rose and I am delighted to sign a new deal with the county I grew up supporting," said Anderson.

"Last season was a great year for Lancashire and I’m looking forward to seeing us progress under Ashley back in Division One.”

Lancashire cricket director and head coach Ashley Giles also revealed his delight at securing Anderson, who made his Red Rose debut in 2002, to a new contract.

“Not only is Jimmy a world-class player but he is a fantastic ambassador for Lancashire County Cricket Club," Giles told the club's official website.

“His record speaks for itself on the international stage and he always performs to his highest level when he wears the Red Rose.”

The Burnley-born paceman is currently away with England in Dubai where they are taking on Pakistan.