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.

England batsman Jos Buttler raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd after reaching fifty against Sri Lanka

'Clever Buttler took initiative away'

Read full article on Sri Lanka v England: Jos Buttler took initiative from hosts - Jonathan Agnew

Although Sam Curran was more explosive, Jos Buttler was the standout performer on day one of England's second Test in Sri Lanka with a really clever, modern innings.

England were 89-4 and looking very vulnerable but Buttler held it together then took the initiative back from bowlers who were dominating on a turning pitch in Pallekele.

England celebrate win

'A significant win with lots of positives'

Read full article on Sri Lanka v England: Tourists' Galle win special and significant - Jonathan Agnew

The fact England have beaten Sri Lanka here in Galle inside four days and recorded their first overseas win in 13 Tests makes this a really special and significant victory.

Whenever you win somewhere overseas for the first time it is always very special - but before this game nobody expected England would triumph here because they had had virtually no preparation.

James Anderson & Alastair Cook share a moment

'Bang… middle stump out of the ground' - why Anderson's record-breaking feat was special

Read full article on James Anderson's record-breaking moment was spectacular and special - Jonathan Agnew

It couldn't have been scripted any better: James Anderson, bowling for the final time with his close friend Alastair Cook on the field, knocking the middle pole out of the ground to wrap up an emphatic victory and become statistically the world's best pace bowler.

What a way to break Glenn McGrath's record of 563 wickets, seal a 4-1 series win and send your mate into retirement.