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.

England celebrate

England learned little from win - Agnew

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England's big victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka turned out to be rather predictable.

Faced with conditions so helpful to the pace bowlers, an inexperienced and underprepared Sri Lanka team were always going to be outplayed, although perhaps not to the tune of an innings-and-88-run defeat, the 13th-fastest in terms of balls bowled in the history of Test cricket.

Alex Hales and Nick Compton playing for England in South Africa

'England begin summer with eye on future'

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The beginning of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley marks the start of an interesting summer for England.

With the Olympics and football's European Championship, attention will be elsewhere and cricket may end up on the back-burner. It's up to the England team to make sure people do not take their eyes off them by winning and playing in an attractive, eye-catching manner.

England men and women

'Two Englands: Perfect and headless'

Read full article on World Twenty20 2016: Jonathan Agnew on England's semi-finals

England's performance in defeating New Zealand in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 was just about perfect. They would have beaten anybody.

Their fielding, a problem in the past, was outstanding, while Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes kept their cool to bowl some humdinging yorkers at the death. In restricting the Black Caps to 153-8, they had a target that was about 20 runs light.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler

Match-winners can take England to glory

Read full article on World Twenty20 2016: Agnew on Buttler, Stokes and Root

The 10-run win over Sri Lanka that took England to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 was a classic.

The game ebbed and flowed, from the brilliance of Jos Buttler, to Sri Lanka slipping to 15-4, then the hitting of Angelo Mathews taking it to the final over.

Eoin Morgan

Clear heads needed for England - Agnew

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Whatever total England made in Mumbai, it would not have been enough. When Chris Gayle bats like he did and you cannot get him out, you lose the game.

That's exactly what happened as West Indies overhauled England's 182-6 to win their World Twenty20 opener with 11 deliveries to spare.

Stuart Broad

England still on the up - Agnew

Read full article on England still on the up despite last Test defeat - Jonathan Agnew

It was desperately disappointing to see England fall in such a heap on the final day of the fourth Test against South Africa.

Captain Alastair Cook was determined not to have a repeat of the Ashes, when they were thrashed in the final match at The Oval after winning the series, but it happened again.