All you need to know about record-breaker Corey Anderson

The New Zealand cricket website describes Corey Anderson as a 'bowling allrounder' but that will probably have to change after his epic 131 off just 47 balls including 6 fours and 14 sixes.

In 2007, Anderson -- who is now 23 -- received a playing contract from New Zealand Cricket, making him the youngest player in New Zealand first-class cricket history to gain a contract.

Anderson's career so far has been disrupted by shoulder and groin injuries that have prevented him from showing his full potential.

 All you need to know about record-breaker Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson might find his best form now. Reuters

Here are a few interesting facts about Anderson (from the New Zealand cricket website)

What is your nickname: Coza

Who is the cricketer you admire most: Shane Bond because he has had a couple of major injuries but he always manages to come back from them. He is also a great person to ask for advice

What is the best thing about being a professional cricketer: Getting to travel to different places in New Zealand

What is your favourite cricket ground: Seddon Park, Hamilton

What has been your career highlight thus far: Winning the State Championship in 07/08 season and playing the Under 19 World Cup semi final in 2008 (this too... might change now.)

What is an interesting fact people do not know about you: I can only hear 5% out of my left ear

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Updated Date: Jan 01, 2014 16:44:08 IST