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.

James Anderson is congratulated

'Superb Anderson a tireless pioneer'

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England may have let West Indies escape from the first Test in Antigua with a draw, but they did not do a lot wrong on the final day.

I always felt trying to winkle out eight wickets on a lifeless pitch would be a tough ask, and so it proved, notwithstanding some crazy shots from the West Indies batsmen.

'Ballance secures number three spot'

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England still have plenty of hard work ahead of them if they are to beat West Indies in the first Test in Antigua.

The bowlers plugged away on a sluggish pitch, but they will be a bit disappointed to only have the hosts two wickets down at stumps on day four. With dogged batsmen like Shivnarine Chanderpaul to come, West Indies will think they have a fighting chance of clinging on for a draw.

'Tredwell stars as batsmen stutter'

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England are in a very good position to beat the West Indies in Antigua and claim their first overseas Test win since 2012 in Kolkata.

With a 220-run lead and seven second-innings wickets still in hand, they are firmly in the box seat, and if they can get through the first hour tomorrow with no mistakes, they can aim to declare just before tea on day four and give themselves a great chance of bowling the West Indies out for victory.

Downton exit more motivation for KP

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Kevin Pietersen is not guaranteed a return to international cricket because of Paul Downton's departure from the England and Wales Cricket Board - but he will definitely see it as another stumbling block cleared out of the way.

When I worked with Pietersen in commentary at the World Cup he was very focused indeed. He is absolutely determined to win back his England place, and I am sure Pietersen sees this decision as an extra incentive for him to work on his comeback and what he will see as an even more realistic opportunity now.

World Cup stage set for ideal final

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Australia welcoming New Zealand to Melbourne on Sunday is the best final the World Cup could have hoped for, because they have been the two best teams in the tournament.

We always suspected that Australia would make it this far, but they have had to deal with a few issues along the way.

India's spinners will test Australia - Agnew

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Playing India in Sydney is about the stiffest challenge Australia could have been given as they seek to join New Zealand in the final of the World Cup.

This match will be played on a pitch that should turn and grip, so you feel that India will give Australia a tougher examination than New Zealand or South Africa would have done at this stage.