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.

James Anderson celebrates a wicket

England set for fascinating 18 months - Agnew

Read full article on Jonathan Agnew says England are set for fascinating 18 months

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when we thought England might not play any international cricket at all this summer, there was much discussion about how much it might cost the game financially.

Clearly, that is incredibly important, but perhaps only now, when six Tests have been played in the bio-secure bubble, are we realising how crucial it was for the development of Joe Root's England Test team that these matches have been able to take place.

James Anderson, Jofra Archer & Jos Buttler pictures

A memorable win but England will have questions over Buttler, Archer & Anderson - Agnew

Read full article on Jonathan Agnew on England's win over Pakistan at Emirates Old Trafford

For Joe Root to say England have the belief they can win matches from almost any situation is perfectly valid.

The victory in the first Test against Pakistan, when the odds were stacked against them deep into what turned out to be the final day, is another example of why Root and his team should think that.

Ben Stokes

I hope Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew column

Read full article on England v West Indies: I hope Ben Stokes captains like he plays - Agnew

England's Test series against West Indies, played behind closed doors and in a bio-secure environment, will be a very different experience to what we have been used to before.

To some extent, I feel sorry for the players because they haven't had the preparation you would usually expect before an important series, but they will have to make the best of it and rise to the occasion.