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In pictures: Bob Willis’ career in cricket

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The pace bowler played 90 Tests for England.

Former England cricket captain and pundit Bob Willis has died at the age of 70.

The pace bowler played 90 Tests for England, taking up a role in broadcasting with Sky Sports after his retirement in 1984.

Here, the PA news agency looks at his career in pictures.

Bob Willis Celebrating
Willis made his one-day international debut in a home series against the West Indies in 1973 (Nick Potts/PA)
Willis (second from left) celebrates England's third successive win over Australia which clinched the both the Test series and the Ashes
Willis (second from left) celebrates England’s third successive win over Australia that clinched the both the Test series and the Ashes in 1977 (PA)
Willis leaning behind England captain Ian Botham to talk with a colleague at Hearthrow airport before the England cricket party left for a three month tour of the West Indies
Willis and captain Botham at Heathrow airport before the England cricket party left for a three month tour of the West Indies in 1981 (PA)
Australia’s Geoff Lawson is dismissed by Willis for five during the second Test of The Ashes
Australia’s Geoff Lawson is dismissed by Willis for five during the second Test of The 1981 Ashes (PA)
Willis in the pavilion at Headingley after he bowled England to victory over Australia in the third Cornhill Test match of the 1981 Ashes
Willis was lauded for his display at Headingley (PA)
Willis with Ian Botham (left) and Alan Lamb (centre) at Chesterfield Cricket ground in 1996
Willis and Botham (left) both moved into commentary after retirement (Rui Vieira)
Willis during day one of the First Investec Test match at Edgbaston in 2017
He became a cult figure among cricket fans with his role on Sky’s ‘The Verdict’ and was on air during this summer’s Ashes series (Nick Potts/PA)

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