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.

Test outcast Ed Cowan risks career to return home

Decider: Ed Cowan said prioritising cricket over family didn't sit comfortably.

Jesse Hogan The form batsman of the first half of the Sheffield Shield season, Ed Cowan, has dramatically announced he is leaving Tasmania to return to his original home of Sydney for family reasons, admitting...

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Melbourne Stars want to run their women's BBL team

Elyse Villani's signature would be keenly fought over in the women's BBL.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars are so optimistic of the potential of the women's Big Bash League they want to control recruitment and management of the women's team that will bear their uniform from next season.

Axe for Shane Watson proves Australia spot no longer assured

Jesse Hogan If Sydney Thunder have not yet persuaded Shane Watson to join them then rival Big Bash League teams would be well advised to try and steal a march on them, based on the increased potential of him...

Michael Clarke BBL stint worthwhile if it spares him from one-dayers

Michael Clarke during a nets session in Perth on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan The only rationale for Melbourne Stars to be chasing Michael Clarke is if the World Cup is his swansong for limited-overs internationals.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Dream still alive for Pat Cummins despite latest injury scare

Pat Cummins is again under an injury cloud.

Andrew Wu and Jesse Hogan Pat Cummins' World Cup dream remains alive but he is in doubt for Australia's next two matches after his latest injury scare.

Melbourne Stars snare Ben Hilfenhaus as Jackson Bird flies to Sixers

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Jesse Hogan The blow to Melbourne Stars from the departure of primary paceman Jackson Bird has been cushioned by the recruitment of swing-bowler Ben Hilfenhaus, while Luke Wright and Tom Triffitt have signed...

Junction Oval or Bankstown could host Sheffield Shield final

Jesse Hogan The WACA is the only first-choice venue in contention to host the Sheffield Shield final, with Cricket Australia confirming Victoria or NSW will play at secondary venues if they leapfrog WA to earn...

Kevin Pietersen optimistic leadership change can trigger England return

Jesse Hogan Kevin Pietersen has hailed comments from the incoming chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board suggesting an international return for the outspoken cricketer was possible if he pressed his...

Pattinson's Ashes prospects strong despite hamstring injury

James Pattinson.

Jesse Hogan James Pattinson will remain a key contender to tour the West Indies and England in the middle of the year even if his hamstring injury sidelines him from the rest of the Sheffield Shield season.

Sri Lanka ponder Upul Tharanga inclusion for Bangladesh

Upul Tharanga.

Jesse Hogan Sri Lanka could select World Cup talisman Upul Tharanga for Thursday's match against Bangladesh at the MCG despite him not reaching Melbourne until Wednesday night.

Richard Hadlee's lofty appraisal of Kiwi aces Tim Southee and Trent Boult

The Tonk dinkus

Andrew Wu, Jesse Hogan Australia will on Saturday face what Richard Hadlee believes to be the greatest new-ball pairing New Zealand has ever produced.

Brendon McCullum's aggression paying off for New Zealand, says Stephen Fleming

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Jesse Hogan He captained Brendon McCullum more than 100 times and coaches him in the IPL, but Stephen Fleming was nevertheless sceptical about whether his combative leadership style would suit New Zealand...

New coach Stephen Fleming says Stars not in need of BBL overhaul

Jesse Hogan New Melbourne Stars coach Stephen Fleming will not be arriving with a broom in hand, as he believes wholesale change will not be needed to deliver Big Bash League success at the team which has failed...

Heat is on Victoria for Alice Springs clash with Queensland

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Jesse Hogan Rather than read Victoria's players the riot act after their disastrous past two matches, coach Greg Shipperd instead read from the Sheffield Shield table on which they sat atop to remind them "you...

Australia warned to brace for a much-improved New Zealand in Cricket World Cup

Tim Southee in action against Australia in the second Test in Hobart in 2011.

Jesse Hogan Two Australians who were part of New Zealand's coaching panel when their journey to becoming a genuine World Cup contender began says Australia should brace for the Black Caps being a much more...

Beating Sri Lanka will help strengthen Bangladesh's finals bid

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Hamid Hassan of Afghanistan during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Manuka Oval on February 18, 2015 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Bangladeshi players' disappointment at the expulsion of truant paceman Al-Amin Hossain is trumped by the realisation that victory over Sri Lanka could fortify their hopes of reaching the World Cup...

Melbourne Renegades to be active in BBL recruiting despite not having coach

The Renegades will look for new talent in the off-season.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades say the presence of Tom Moody as their director of cricket has minimised the impact of being without a coach during this intense Big Bash League signing window.

Big Bash League: Many players poised to move in trading tussles

Clint McKay is headed to Sydney Thunder.

Jesse Hogan As the Big Bash League trade period began on Monday a number of players appeared poised to freely change teams outside of that process, because they had reached the end of their contracts.

Captain Cameron White could split from Melbourne Stars

Cameron White.

Jesse Hogan Foundation Melbourne Stars captain Cameron White is a strong chance to be playing elsewhere next season, with the team declining to offer him a new deal until they confirm their new coach.

Discarded Renegades coach Simon Helmot hungry for next chance

Up against the fence: Simon Helmot reflects on being axed as Renegades coach.

Jesse Hogan Slumping to a third season without finals in a four-year stint was enough for Melbourne Renegades to sack Simon Helmot.