One of England's best bowlers, he became the first English cricketer to record 400 Test wickets and 250 ODI wickets in a career. He represented his country at the Cricket World Cup in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015.
He started his first-class career with Lancashire in 2002. In 2003, he became the first person to be unanimously voted as the Young Cricketer of the Year.
He started working in fashion design in 2012 and launched his own menswear brand in 2014.
He married Daniella Lloyd in 2006. He has two daughters, Lola and Ruby.
He and Joe Root set a world record in 2014 with a 198-run 10th-wicket partnership.