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.

Jos Buttler celebrates with Dom Bess

'Buttler's special performance caps spirited display from impressive England'

Read full article on England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler performance caps spirited display

We will never know if the criticism England received after they lost the first Test to Pakistan was the catalyst for their performance in the second.

What we do know is that the innings-and-55-run win at Headingley was a significant improvement on what we saw at Lord's.

England's Jos Buttler

'Buttler brings flair to Smith's England'

Read full article on England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler's inclusion shows Ed Smith's positive approach

Jos Buttler's recall to the England Test side was a telling statement from the man now in charge of picking the team.

Ed Smith, England's new national selector, gave us an immediate insight into his thinking by choosing a batsman who has not played a Test for 18 months, who averages only 31 in Test cricket, and who has not featured in first-class cricket this season.

Joe Root

'England have a bagful of points to prove'

Read full article on New Zealand v England: Tourists cannot rest on their laurels in Test series

The first part of England's mammoth winter went badly. Now, the Test series in New Zealand will say an awful lot about how the past six months will be viewed.

After the 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, everybody - the supporters, players, coaching staff - has to regain focus, especially those who have been on tour for months.