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.

Alastair Cook

Cook had toughest ride as skipper - Agnew

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Alastair Cook never had it easy. He's had the toughest ride of all recent England captains.

As England's highest Test run-scorer he has always been admired for his batting, but there have always been questions, particularly over his tactics, during his 59-match reign as skipper, which he ended on Monday.

Jennings, Hameed, Root

Jennings 'showed excellent attitude'

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In making a hundred on day one of the fourth Test against India, Keaton Jennings showed an excellent attitude for a young man of 24 playing in his first Test innings.

Jennings also demonstrated the way to play on this Mumbai pitch. The surface is deteriorating quite quickly, more so than the three previous pitches in this series, and runs and time at the crease are clearly essential.

England cricket team

'England must prove their mentality'

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England will know it was a first-innings batting calamity that set the wheels in motion for India's 246-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam.

To be 80-5 and give away a 200-run lead is a problem in any Test, let alone one where you know the pitch is going to get more difficult to bat on later in the match.

Haseeb Hameed

Hameed debut an 'I was there' moment

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England's drawn first Test with India in Rajkot may turn into an "I was there" moment.

Just as we look back to Nagpur in 2006, when Alastair Cook made a century on his debut, so too we might reflect on this in some years to come as the first time we saw Haseeb Hameed.

Virat Kohli & Alastair Cook

How England can avoid a 5-0 whitewash

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England have one of the toughest assignments in world cricket ahead of them between now and Christmas.

They will play five Tests against India - the world's number one ranked team - in hot, stifling conditions and on pitches which are sure to suit the home side's spin bowlers.