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.

Steve Smith finishes 2015 as world's leading Test run scorer

Jesse Hogan A day dominated by frustration for Steve Smith, as his side struggled to bowl out the West Indies for a second time at the MCG, ended well for him on two fronts: Australia winning to guarantee a...

Australia v West Indies Boxing Day Test 2015: Marsh and Lyon prevent Test from dragging into final day

Victors: Australia celebrate the final wicket and winning the second Test against the West Indies.

Jesse Hogan Australia's specialist pacemen have Nathan Lyon and Mitch Marsh to thank for sparing them, and their teammates, from needing to return to the MCG on day five to win the Boxing Day test and seal a...

Australia v West Indies: Improved West Indies batting stymies Australia's progress in Boxing Day Test

Gritty: Carlos Brathwaite celebrates his half century.

Jesse Hogan If ever holding a lead of 459 with two days remaining was not a cause for celebration it was on Monday, after the West Indies enjoyed their least-worst day of the series.

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Australia v West Indies: Captain Smith leads the way with bat as West Indies outclassed again

Australian captain Steve Smith was clearly happy with the state of play.

Jesse Hogan Sport is reputed to be at its best when you cannot anticipate the outcome. What happened at the MCG on Sunday, Australia passing 550 without losing a wicket and the West Indies cheaply shedding six...

Simon Katich gets the upper hand with fake tan jibe at Michael Clarke

Sport-NCH. 28.03.13. Test cricket representative Simon Katich was a guest at the de Courcy luncheon. picture by Brock Perks

Jesse Hogan and Chris Barrett The ease with which the former Test opener has returned to cricket, as a member of the media, is best reflected his preparedness to explain what was long the elephant in the room.

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Australia v West Indies: Hopes of Windies recovery dashed as Australia again amass big score

Runs came easy for both Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja at the MCG.

Jesse Hogan Ordinarily, having a team 3-345 after choosing to send them in would be a sign of a poor or squandered toss decision.

Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars sweating on fitness of Rob Quiney for Sixers clash

Key man: the Melbourne Stars need Rob Quiney to play against the Sixers.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars face the daunting task of kickstarting their Big Bash League season on Sunday night on the road without their best batsman: Kevin Pietersen.

Australia v West Indies: Fifteen years after Boxing Day delight, 'Funky' Miller returns to MCG

Jesse Hogan When the players run out on the MCG on Saturday it will mark 15 years since one of Australia's most unlikely and unconventional Test cricketers of the past two decades, Colin ''Funky'' Miller, made...

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Boxing Day Test: Shaun Marsh dropped

Left out: Shaun Marsh makes way in the Australian batting order.

Jesse Hogan Joe Burns has the chance to cement his position for Australia's crucial looming tour of New Zealand after selectors instead dropped Shaun Marsh for the Boxing Day Test.

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Australia v West Indies: Windies captain Jason Holder downplays bowlers' 'bad game' in Hobart as a one-off

Jason Holder of West Indies

Jesse Hogan West Indies captain Jason Holder is confident the fast-bowlers who let them down in Hobart will better demonstrate their talent in Melbourne in the Boxing Day Test.

Australia v West Indies: Josh Hazlewood's terrific first year in Tests a long time in the making

Josh Hazlewood: No longer just a next big thing.

Jesse Hogan Josh Hazlewood has been subject to huge raps for close to a decade, that he would be the next big thing in fast-bowling in Australia - and the 24-year-old is now justifying that reputation.

Big Bash League: Sixers maul Renegades as Henriques and Lumb put on batting masterclass

Michael Lumb took the man of the match award for his innings of 63.

Jesse Hogan A masterclass in clinical batting from Moises Henriques and Michael Lumb led Sydney Sixers to overhauling Melbourne Renegades' 7-172 with seven balls to spare on Wednesday night.

Australia v West Indies: Mitch Marsh considering IPL return after two-year absence

Jesse Hogan Mitch Marsh could join the Australian contingent who will be on the road for six consecutive months next year, as he contemplates ending his two-year absence from the Indian Premier League.

Australia v West Indies: Jerome Taylor's commitment to Windies defended after fielding blunder

Jesse Hogan Dwayne Bravo has launched a strong defence of Jerome Taylor's commitment to the West Indies in the aftermath of his fielding blunder at the weekend.

Big Bash League: Long-time Victoria coach Greg Shipperd returns as the enemy, with Sixers

Winning ways: Coach Greg Shipperd (centre) celebrates a Sheffield Shield victory with the Victorian team in March this year.

Jesse Hogan When Greg Shipperd arrives at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, as coach of Sydney Sixers, he will pursuing something he has fiercely fought against since mid 2002: leading a visiting team to...

Sean Abbott eager for second chance with Australia after taste last summer

Sean Abbott of the Sydney Sixers.

Jesse Hogan One of the emerging players who fits selectors' preference for express pace, Sean Abbott, says he is eager and ready to build on the taste of international cricket he got last summer.

Australia v West Indies 2015: High-intensity BBL knock has Usman Khawaja confident about Test

Man of the moment: Sydney Thunder's Usman Khawaja celebrates his century on Sunday night.

Jesse Hogan Usman Khawaja says his high-intensity innings for Sydney Thunder in Sunday's Big Bash League game against Melbourne Stars was a great conditioner for the Boxing Day Test.

Big Bash League: David Hussey on Usman Khawaja - 'I didn't think he was that good at T20 cricket'.

Usman Khawaja was 109 not out for the Melbourne Stars against Sydney Thunder at the MCG on Sunday night.

Jesse Hogan Beaten Melbourne Stars captain David Hussey admitted he underrated Usman Khawaja's capability in limited-overs until the left-hander's unbeaten century led Sydney Thunder to a one-run victory on...

Big Bash League: Thunder rolls over Stars in thrilling one-run win

Man of the moment: Usman Khawaja celebrates his century on Sunday night.

Jesse Hogan Usman Khawaja's century was the inspiration Sydney Thunder needed to score a dramatic one-run win over the Melbourne Stars at the MCG on Sunday night.

Big Bash League. Still here: Cameron White's subtle reminder to selectors

In form: Cameron White on his way to 55 in the Renegades' seven-wicket Big Bash League win over Brisbane Heat on Saturday night.

Jesse Hogan Cameron White needed only one innings to give a firm reminder he is not a spent force in Australian cricket, despite being overlooked for the preceding two months.