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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Trott return welcome - Agnew

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It is almost a year since Jonathan Trott left England's tour of Australia, 12 months that have been incredibly turbulent on and off the pitch for the national side.

His inclusion in the England Lions squad for the January tour of South Africa is great news, coming on the back of what have perhaps been England's most difficult few weeks of the entire period.

Scores settled and wounds reopened

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Kevin Pietersen's book release and its turbulent aftermath is the culmination of a deeply unpleasant six months for English cricket.

Much of this could, and should, have been avoided if matters had been dealt with when Pietersen and England parted company in February.

Cook decision a long-term risk - Agnew

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The selectors are taking a big risk by asking Alastair Cook to captain England in the Sri Lanka one-day tour and next year's World Cup.

National selector James Whitaker has given Cook his "100%" backing and praised his "fortitude" and "resilience" over a difficult summer, but those factors should have been irrelevant in their decision.

Resurgent England look a team again

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England's emphatic victory at The Oval marked the culmination of an extraordinary turnaround that must bring great satisfaction to captain Alastair Cook and his new regime.

After all, this has been a summer unlike any I have known before. There has been a lot of angst, division and anger towards the England team.

Meek India fail to follow Dhoni’s lead - Agnew

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India were blown away meekly once again on the first day of the final Test at The Oval as England took a giant stride towards a third successive victory, and with it the series.

On a damp, juicy pitch that has clearly been prepared to suit the home team, India's minds looked scrambled and their confidence shot as they slumped to 43-5 and eventually 148 all out.

Moeen makeover at heart of revival - Agnew

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The transformation of Moeen Ali from part-time spinner to match-winner has been central to England's remarkable comeback in their Test series against India.

He took six wickets in the second innings to bowl England to victory in Southampton and another four at Old Trafford on Saturday to help bowl India out for 161 and put England 2-1 up in the series with one match to play.

Anderson and Broad show gulf in class

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad produced a masterclass of new-ball bowling as England picked up where they left off in Southampton by dominating the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

At the toss, I suggested to Alastair Cook that it wasn't a bad one to lose and he rather dismissed the idea, insisting England would have preferred to bat.

England's 'complete performance' rewarded

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Almost everything went according to plan for England in the 266-run win over India in the third Test in Southampton.

It was a complete team performance to end a 10-match winless run and, with the series square at 1-1, sets up a terrific contest in the penultimate Test at Old Trafford next week.