Category Archives: Jonathan Agnew

Jonathan Agnew: England’s No 1 challenge for 2012

As we approach 2012, and the start of a hectic twelve months for the England team early in the New Year, there is one major challenge facing Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower: to stay on top of the Test match … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Guilty verdicts a good day for sport

The dramatic verdicts in the Pakistan spot-fixing trial in London are momentous not just for cricket but also for all sport. It is a landmark event. If you speak to men like Sir John Stevens (now Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Administrators “not listening” on scheduling

I presume it was merely a coincidence that the England and Wales Cricket Board published its schedule for the summer of 2012 in the same week as the England squad for a whistle-stop tour of India was announced. Next summer … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Decision to sideline KP a good one

The decision to rest Kevin Pietersen from England’s one-day international series against India has caused quite a bit of comment, especially from those people who may have bought tickets for one or more of the five matches and would quite … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: can India stand up to relentless England?

The Edgbaston pitch looks quite green here on the final practice day before the third Test, and for India that means more of the same from an England team who, I believe, will be pretty relentless in their approach to … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Cook shows folly of pre-judging class players

Alastair Cook will want nothing less than to win his first series in charge as England’s official one-day international captain but so far, with the bat in his hand especially, he has made a terrific start to his leadership reign. … Continue reading

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Lots to debate at Rose Bowl’s Test debut

This three-match Test series against Sri Lanka has been very low-key and, sitting here at a drab and rainy Rose Bowl on the eve of the third Test, it is easy to side with those who say that we should … Continue reading

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Morgan right choice, but what about Cardiff?

England have made exactly the right decision in selecting Eoin Morgan ahead of Ravi Bopara for the No 6 batting position in the opening Test against Sri Lanka. In my view the easier call would have been to pick Bopara, … Continue reading

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ECB ride luck with the weather

England’s domestic cricket season is already more than a week old, the second round of County Championship matches is well under way as I write, and it only seems like five minutes since I was in Mumbai watching the World … Continue reading

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India my pick for final packed with match-winners

The 2011 World Cup final, fittingly, will be contested by the two best-balanced and consistent teams in the competition and promises to be a magnificent occasion in Mumbai. With Sachin Tendulkar on one side and Muttiah Muralitharan on the other, … Continue reading

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