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.

Agnew on why England won the Ashes

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This may not have been a classic Ashes series but it was certainly memorable for its sheer unpredictability.

After the 5-0 thumping down under, and the disappointments of the World Cup and the West Indies, only the most one-eyed of England supporters really thought they would win this series, so to do it with one match to spare was quite extraordinary.

Moeen could open in UAE - Agnew

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Adam Lyth was handed a final chance to nail down his place on Saturday after a desperately disappointing Ashes series but sadly he couldn't make it count.

The Yorkshire opener only managed 10 runs as England fell to 203-6 in their second innings to leave Australia on the brink of a consolation victory.

Australia patience too late - Agnew

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I suspect many people will be wondering why Alastair Cook put Australia into bat after they reached 287-3 on the first day of the final Ashes Test.

The England captain admitted it was a marginal decision but was clearly hoping to prey on the batting frailties that his bowlers had so ruthlessly exposed in their victories at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge.

'Stokes kick-starts the Ashes party'

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Ben Stokes was England's driving force on Friday as they set themselves up for an Ashes-winning party.

The Durham all-rounder has always had pace and energy in the field, and we've seen glimpses of his prowess with the bat, but his bowling has lacked control.

'Broad deserves place in history'

Read full article on Ashes 2015: 'Unstoppable' Stuart Broad writes name into history

Stuart Broad produced a spell of bowling that we will still be talking about in 50 years to sink Australia to their knees and put England on the brink of regaining the Ashes.

The key question coming into the fourth Ashes Test was who would stand up to lead England's attack in the absence of James Anderson.

Finn back from rock bottom - Agnew

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Steven Finn's renaissance is wonderful news for the bowler and wonderful news for England, especially given the injury concern over James Anderson at such at crucial stage of the Ashes.

By the time Anderson left the field to undergo treatment on a side injury that must make him a doubt for the fourth Test at Trent Bridge, Finn's brilliance had taken England to the verge of a series lead as they reduced Australia to 168-7 by the close of day two.