Jonathan Agnew

BBC cricket correspondent

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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.

'Unresponsive' pitch helps no-one

9 July 2014

England deserve great credit for their efforts on the first day of the Test series against India but, in trying to beat the tourists on a wicket as lifeless as this, they really are doing it the hard way.

I'm not one for rigging pitches for home advantage. I thought it was wrong in last summer's Ashes when England were clearly happy to produce dry surfaces to suit Graeme Swann.

Read full article, England v India: 'Unresponsive' Trent Bridge pitch helps no-one

Vijay ton repels England in first Test

9 July 2014

Murali Vijay hit an unbeaten century but industrious bowling and athletic fielding helped England restrict India to 259-4 on a lifeless Trent Bridge pitch on the first day of the five-Test series.

In conditions more akin to Nagpur than Nottingham, India opener Vijay batted throughout the day to score an accomplished unbeaten 122, and captain Mahendra Dhoni was 50 not out in an unbroken partnership of 81.

Read full article, England v India: Murali Vijay century repels hosts in first Test

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