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.

Jofra Archer

'Archer adds to England weapons'

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The opening days of the World Cup have seen aggressive, short-pitched fast bowling come to the fore.

In an era when the bat has been dominating and the poor bowlers have been afforded precious little movement from the white ball, bouncers are a legitimate tactic.

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‘England made the right call on Hales, now they must focus on once-in-a-lifetime summer'

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The Alex Hales saga is a very sorry state of affairs.

He has been building to a home World Cup and now, after being withdrawn from the England squad for what is being reported as recreational drug use, he has thrown it away.

Mark Wood celebrates his five-wicket haul

Exhilarating Wood takes his chance - now England must manage him

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The spell that Mark Wood bowled for England on the second day of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia was exhilarating and dynamic.

In returning to the Test team and recording career-best figures of 5-41, the Durham man not only helped the tourists bowl West Indies out for 154, but also showed the effect real pace can have.

Jonny Bairstow

'England must rein in positive approach'

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Test cricket should be played over five days. Instead, after yet another England batting collapse, their fans are spending two extra days on the beach in Antigua.

While I am sure they will enjoy the sun, they would much rather be watching England fight to save the second Test against West Indies.

Ben Stokes

'England must treat defeat as a warm-up'

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I have watched plenty of England collapses during 30 years following the team. The second-innings capitulation in Barbados was one of the worst.

We have all seen this before, particularly in the last few years, but the difference in the 381-run defeat in the first Test was the quality of the bowling they subsided to.