Jonathan Agnew

BBC 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.

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'Stokes shines in show of character'

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There was a moment on the first morning of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's when England's house of cards looked like it would come crashing down.

In their last Test innings, the second against West Indies in Barbados, they were reduced to 39-5 and lost the match, which meant the series was drawn.

'Moores a good man treated badly'

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Before one even begins to evaluate the decision to sack Peter Moores, it's right to highlight the circumstances in which it came about.

Rumours and reports appeared during the one-day international against Ireland, with people writing and talking about him in the past tense while he was on public display. It was humiliating for someone who, regardless of what you think of him as a coach, is a thoroughly good man.

'England punished for playing safe'

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England's five-wicket defeat by West Indies in the third Test in Barbados, which cost them a series win, was a hugely disappointing, disheartening result.

Before the series, the incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves suggested that West Indies were "mediocre" and England should beat them comfortably - well this setback demonstrates that England are every bit as mediocre as their opponents.

'Spinners struggle as England slump'

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After an extraordinary second day in the third Test between England and West Indies, it's hard to know which side is on top.

Instinct tells me that England, with a 107-run lead on the board and five wickets remaining, have their noses just about in front, but if their spinners bowl as poorly in the fourth innings as they did today, they're in real trouble.

'Cook's gritty ton dispels doubts'

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What a day of contrasting emotions for England in the third Test against West Indies in Barbados.

On one hand, there was sheer delight for captain Alastair Cook as he finally ended his century drought with a tough, determined hundred; on the other hand, the tourists finished day one firmly on the back foot, amid despair for Cook's opening partner Jonathan Trott.

'Mood-changing win can lift England'

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The reaction of England's players after they wrapped up victory in the second Test against West Indies said it all.

It was almost reminiscent of the scenes after an Ashes win: pulling up stumps, hugging each other, running to celebrate with the spectators who had come so far to support them.

'I'd consider letting Jordan go'

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It was a fourth day of two halves for England in the second Test against West Indies in Grenada.

At lunch after a very good morning session they would have been entertaining thoughts of wrapping up victory before the day was done; but West Indies fought back superbly in the final two sessions as England, not for the first time in this series, struggled to take wickets.

'I've never seen Root bat so well'

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England are in a strong position after day three of the second Test against West Indies, thanks to a sublime century from Joe Root.

With a 74-run advantage and four wickets left, they'll be hopeful of building a big first-innings lead and pushing on for their first away Test win since December 2012.

'Broad back to his fluent best'

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England have the upper hand in the second Test against West Indies after a second day in which two of their most experienced players really came to the fore.

Stuart Broad bowled a penetrating new-ball spell to restrict West Indies to 299, and then Alastair Cook knuckled down and played a resolute innings to give England a good platform with the bat.