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.

Joe Root

'Root and England needed this century'

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Joe Root knew the importance of reaching three figures against New Zealand - not just for the England team, but also for him and the talk about his position as captain.

He looked like a batsman who walked out on the third day of the second Test in Hamilton determined to score a hundred. It is tough for a batting captain when he is not scoring centuries and people start to point the finger.

Joe Root talks to Chris Silverwood

'NZ series is building block for England'

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England's series in New Zealand does not count for World Test Championship points, but it is still an important one for Joe Root's side.

For England, with new coach Chris Silverwood, this series is about getting those building blocks into position for the winter tour of South Africa and then beyond.