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.

England cricket team

'England must prove their mentality'

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England will know it was a first-innings batting calamity that set the wheels in motion for India's 246-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.

To be 80-5 and give away a 200-run lead is a problem in any Test, let alone one where you know the pitch is going to get more difficult to bat on later in the match.

Haseeb Hameed

Hameed debut an 'I was there' moment

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England's drawn first Test with India in Rajkot may turn into an "I was there" moment.

Just as we look back to Nagpur in 2006, when Alastair Cook made a century on his debut, so too we might reflect on this in some years to come as the first time we saw Haseeb Hameed.

Virat Kohli & Alastair Cook

How England can avoid a 5-0 whitewash

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England have one of the toughest assignments in world cricket ahead of them between now and Christmas.

They will play five Tests against India - the world's number one ranked team - in hot, stifling conditions and on pitches which are sure to suit the home side's spin bowlers.

England's players after the defeat by Bangladesh

'It will only get tougher for England'

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England could probably have swallowed defeat against Bangladesh in the second Test, given that they needed to complete their highest successful fourth-innings chase in Asia.

But they will not accept the manner in which they lost, collapsing from 100-0 to 164 all out in the space of 22.5 overs after tea on a historic day in Dhaka as Bangladesh claimed their maiden Test win over England to earn a series draw.

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.