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.

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Reasons to be cheerful for England

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England will be considered outsiders for both the World Cup and the tri-series with Australia and India that precedes it, but that can be a good place to start.

When they begin the tri-series against Australia in Sydney on Friday - the same opponents with whom they open their World Cup campaign on 14 February - there will not be too much pressure or expectation.

'Was sledging ever appropriate?'

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In an interview with the Radio Times this week, Jonathan Agnew was quoted as saying the sledging between India and Australia suggests cricket has not yet learned from the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

I wish to clear up any misunderstanding from my recent comments regarding sledging.

England right to remove Cook - Agnew

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In the end, it was inevitable that Alastair Cook would lose his job as captain of the England one-day team.

It is a decision that could have been taken during the summer - either at the beginning or the end of the 3-1 series defeat by India - and, in my view, it is the right move.

Hughes injury a reminder of cricket's dangers

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The shocking injury suffered by Phil Hughes on Tuesday is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by cricketers when the ball is coming at them at speeds of up to 90mph.

Anyone who has played the game at any level will be hoping and praying that the Australia batsman comes through this.

Trott return welcome - Agnew

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It is almost a year since Jonathan Trott left England's tour of Australia, 12 months that have been incredibly turbulent on and off the pitch for the national side.

His inclusion in the England Lions squad for the January tour of South Africa is great news, coming on the back of what have perhaps been England's most difficult few weeks of the entire period.

Scores settled and wounds reopened

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Kevin Pietersen's book release and its turbulent aftermath is the culmination of a deeply unpleasant six months for English cricket.

Much of this could, and should, have been avoided if matters had been dealt with when Pietersen and England parted company in February.

Cook decision a long-term risk - Agnew

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The selectors are taking a big risk by asking Alastair Cook to captain England in the Sri Lanka one-day tour and next year's World Cup.

National selector James Whitaker has given Cook his "100%" backing and praised his "fortitude" and "resilience" over a difficult summer, but those factors should have been irrelevant in their decision.

Resurgent England look a team again

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England's emphatic victory at The Oval marked the culmination of an extraordinary turnaround that must bring great satisfaction to captain Alastair Cook and his new regime.

After all, this has been a summer unlike any I have known before. There has been a lot of angst, division and anger towards the England team.