Jonathan Agnew

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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.

Jonathan Agnew

'Stokes incident shows that freedom comes with a price'

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It is nothing new for the management of an international cricket team to wrestle with the amount of freedom afforded to players.

It is not difficult to come up with a long list of cricketers who like to have a good time - from the village green to the Test arena, it is a sociable sport.

Joe Root

'Lucky dip' England must prove doubters wrong - Agnew

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The issues surrounding England's batting have been discussed to death and no-one, myself included, has managed to come up with a solution.

Now, the true scale of the problem has been revealed in the selection of the squad that will attempt to defend the Ashes in Australia.

Tom Westley

Ashes dilemmas and an emotional farewell

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After England hammered West Indies by an innings in the first Test at Edgbaston, I wrote that the series would not be any sort of Ashes preparation for Joe Root's men.

That did not turn out to be the case, mainly because of what we saw in the remarkable second Test at Headingley.

England's Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root wait for the third umpire's verdict ahead of the final wicket in the third Test

Well done England, now back it up - Agnew

Read full article on Jonathan Agnew: England must back up victory over South Africa

Despite the grumbling at the criticism they received following the heavy defeat in the second Test against South Africa, England will have probably admitted in private that what happened at Trent Bridge wasn't good enough.

Everybody sitting in the stands, listening to the radio or watching on television knew they played badly.