Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

The long road back for Tom Triffitt

Jesse Hogan Tom Triffitt is driven to use an unexpected Big Bash League stint to rebuild not just his career but his reputation.

Renegades seek Peter Siddle clearance for BBL opener

Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris at the Gabba on Tuesday. Both have been dropped from the Test team.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry says Peter Siddle could press his claims for a Test recall for Boxing Day with a good performance in the team's opening Big Bash League match on...

Cricket casualty Jamie Cox joins St Kilda as football manager

Jamie Cox.

Jesse Hogan New St Kilda football manager Jamie Cox believes he is well-equipped for the challenge ahead of developing the young Saints list.

Melbourne Stars score heavily in final BBL practice match

Jesse Hogan The hitting power throughout the Melbourne Stars line-up was on show at the MCG on Monday as they claimed a big win in their final practice match before the Big Bash League.

Selectors' long-term faith in Steve Smith being rewarded

Steve Smith during a training session at the Gabba on Monday.

Jesse Hogan The progression of Steve Smith to Test captain before his 26th birthday is an endorsement of selectors current and past.

2014-15 Big Bash League predictions

Shaun Marsh of the Scorchers in action during the 2013-14 Big Bash League final against the Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA in February.

Jesse Hogan With the Big Bash League season starting on Thursday, we run the rule over the teams, the changes for 2014-15 and who is expected to impress over the next six weeks in the Twenty20 tournament.

Aaron Finch fires as Renegades begin BBL preparation

Good start: Aaron Finch.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades began their formal preparation for this season's Big Bash League in the manner of most of their best matches over the past three years – with Aaron Finch bludgeoning his way...

Michael Beer bubbly over move to Melbourne Stars

In the frame: Michael Beer has joined the Stars.

Jesse Hogan Left-arm spinner Michael Beer's struggle to get playing opportunities in Western Australia over the past two years has made him savour his move to Melbourne Stars for the impending Big Bash League...

Kevin Pietersen survives jitters in Melbourne club cricket cameo

Kevin Pietersen warms up for the Monash Tigers before their Victorian Premier League match against St Kilda.

Jesse Hogan An early life given by new Melbourne Stars teammate Michael Beer allowed Kevin Pietersen to make a positive start to his stint in Australia for the Big Bash League.

Sheffield Shield-leading Victorian Bushrangers have cause for optimism

Dan Christian of Victoria celebrates after taking the wicket of Jason Behrendorff of Western Australia on the final day of the Sheffield Shield match in Perth on Friday.

Jesse Hogan As much as Victoria will be rapt at finishing the first half of the Sheffield Shield season atop the table, they will be even more excited at what's to come in the second half.

Beer relishing club clash with Stars teammate Kevin Pietersen

Beer

Jesse Hogan Four years after giving Kevin Pietersen an earful in a tour match before the 2010-11 Ashes series Michael Beer will be all smiles when they again duel on Saturday, in a Premier Cricket match to...

Handscomb injury could trigger Stars to sign Triffitt

Peter Handscomb celebrates his century during the Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales on November 2.

Jesse Hogan A finger injury which will sideline Peter Handscomb until at least the new year has given fellow wicketkeeper Tom Triffitt an opportunity to revive his faltering career.

International exile still irks Big Bash League recruit Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen still hopes to be able to play Test cricket again.

Jesse Hogan Kevin Pietersen is excited to be back in Australia for his Big Bash League stint with Melbourne Stars, but the scars from last summer's Ashes thrashing are still evident.

Victoria's nemesis Shaun Marsh returns for WA

Jesse Hogan Shaun Marsh would be likely to have ranked as the most disappointed person in Australia when he was excluded from Australia’s Test team to face India, but Victoria’s players would not...

Kevin Pietersen urges England to drop Alastair Cook before World Cup

Kevin Pietersen poses for a photo at the MCG on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Kevin Pietersen says England's World Cup prospects can be salvaged only by axing Alastair Cook as captain and replacing him with a lusty-hitting batsman.

Melbourne Stars savour arrival of Kevin Pietersen

Prized recruit: Kevin Pietersen in action in a T20 match in England.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars' preparation for the Big Bash League reaches a significant milestone on Monday when prized English recruit Kevin Pietersen arrives for his seven-week stint in Australia.

Paceman James Pattinson cleared for bowling comeback

A cricket ball

Jesse Hogan The meticulous plan to get James Pattinson back and playing for an extended period reaches an important milestone on Saturday when he resumes bowling in a match for the first time since his latest...

Timely to resume cricket following Phillip Hughes' death: Victorian coach

Greg Shipperd:

Jesse Hogan The man who led Victoria's players back to playing soon after the death of David Hookes believes next week's planned resumption for the national and state teams will be a valuable milestone for...

Ryan Harris fit for first Test and raring to go

Ryan Harris appeals vigorously for a wicket.

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris has confirmed he will play in the first Test again India in Adelaide and that Phillip Hughes' funeral had reminded him how desperate the public are for the match to take place.

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Shaun Marsh added to Australia's Test squad

Call up: Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan Shaun Marsh has been called into Australia's Test squad as cover for hamstrung captain Michael Clarke.

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