Jonathan Agnew

Cricket correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our cricket correspondent

About Jonathan

Now one of the regular voices on BBC's Test Match... Read more about Jonathan Agnew Special, Jonathan first came to note as a seam bowler of genuine pace.

In a first-class career spent entirely with Leicestershire, Jonathan took more than 650 first class wickets, including a best of 9-70 and represented England in three Tests and a further three one-day internationals.

After retiring from playing in 1990 aged just 30 (although he would return for one match two years later as Leicestershire suffered an injury crisis), Jonathan began to pursue a career in broadcasting and joined the TMS team in 1991.

Now the senior member of BBC's cricket team, Jonathan is a regular on the radio and BBC Sport website and also fronted the television coverage of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

Joe Root signals for a review

'India's DRS trial bad news for England's batsmen'

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There might have been a few concerned England batsmen when news filtered through that the decision review system (DRS) will be in place for their tour of India next month.

The BCCI, which governs the game in India, has agreed to trial the technology against Alastair Cook's side in the five-match Test series which begins in Rajkot on 9 November.

Haseeb Hameed scored 57 in the second warm-up game earlier this week

'England should pick Hameed not Duckett'

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England enjoyed a very impressive one-day series victory against Bangladesh this month, and now it's time for the Test team to show what they can do.

Much of the build-up to this tour was dominated by security concerns, but now everyone is focusing on the cricket - and in particular who will partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order in a game that will see the skipper become England's most-capped Test player.

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan

'Morgan can't be sacked as England captain'

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Eoin Morgan's decision not to captain England in the one-day matches on the tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns has certainly come in for some heavy criticism.

England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss suggested there would be no impact on future selections for players who chose not to tour. I think that was a mistake because you cannot give guarantees in sport - who could possibly say what is going to happen?

Joe Root

Root - the complete modern cricketer

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England's 330-run win over Pakistan in the second Test was mightily impressive. Joe Root's performance was even better.

He scored 254 and 71 not out, took four catches and even claimed a wicket in his only over as England wrapped up victory with a day to spare to level the series. He can do no wrong.

Pakistan's Yasir Shah getting ready to bowl

How do you solve a problem like Yasir?

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England have got an awful lot of work to do between now and Friday morning, when they next take on Pakistan.

Somehow, before the second Test at Old Trafford, they need to devise a plan to deal with Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah - which is difficult because English batsmen don't see enough wrist-spin.