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.

Ashes 2015: who are the contenders to break into Australia's batting order?

Missed out on Test tours: Joe Burns.

Jesse Hogan So, who is next in line for the baggy green? When it comes to batting candidates there may be no-one smashing the door down, but many who warrant consideration.

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Ashes 2015: Australia coy on batting line-up as Mark Wood gets England nod

Australian Chairman of Selectors Rod Marsh speaks to Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan The composition of Australia's batting order appears to be the last remaining selection issue for the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge as England settle on Jimmy Anderson's replacement.

James Faulkner given $22k fine, two-year UK driving ban for alcohol offence

Sanctioned: James Faulkner will miss the one-day series in England.

Jesse Hogan James Faulkner has been fined almost $22,000 and banned from driving in the UK for two years as punishment for the drink-driving incident that triggered his expulsion from Australia's post-Ashes...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke puts his future in hands of selectors

 Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Michael Clarke is forcing the selectors to make a call about his future after the Ashes by making it clear he won't walk away from international cricket.

Ashes 2015: Stuart Broad ready to take England pace lead in absence of Anderson

Stuart Broad

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham They are giants shoes to fill, those of Jimmy Anderson. But Stuart Broad is a well-credentialed understudy.

Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook eager for long-awaited first Ashes century as captain

Alastair Cook

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Alastair Cook is desperate to "lead from the front" at Trent Bridge and do something he has yet to do in any of his 13 preceding Ashes Tests as captain of England: score a century against Australia.

Ashes 2015: Mitch Johnson targets Lee and Lillee Test wicket milestones

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson is generally not one for statistics. But reaching 300 Test wickets has whet his appetite for them and for matching the feats of two of his fast-bowling idols, Brett Lee and Dennis...

Ashes 2015: Australia confident Adam Voges will overcome neck niggle

Adam Voges has

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Australia are confident Adam Voges will be fully fit for their final training day before the Trent Bridge Ashes Test after a neck soreness curtailed his stint in the nets on Tuesday.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke bristles at suggestions he is on the way out

Michael Clarke:

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham 'I think somebody said they could 'see it in my eyes' that I was finished after this series. That's a complete load of rubbish.'

Ashes 2015: Confident Johnson now relishing English crowds, not rattled by them

Mitch Johnson.

Jesse Hogan In his early 20s Mitch Johnson was fragile in body, as evidenced by having to quit cricket and become a delivery driver while his back was crocked.

Ashes 2015: England's captain Alastair Cook yet to make an Ashes century

England captain Alastair Cook.

Jesse Hogan As one Ashes captain, Michael Clarke, enters the Trent Bridge Test amid intense speculation over his future his England counterpart, Alastair Cook, is quietly closing in on an ignominious batting...

Ashes 2015: Mark Wood makes unconvincing start to proving fitness for fourth Test

Wood has two more days of training to prove his fitness.

Jesse Hogan After bowling in front of officials for 25 minutes, the right-armer grimaced then left the field.

Ashes 2015: England precedent could trigger Josh Hazlewood, Peter Siddle swap

Ready to go: Peter Siddle during an Ashes training session

Jesse Hogan, Nottingham Australia could drop the leading wicket-taker in this Ashes series, Josh Hazlewood, so Trent Bridge specialist Peter Siddle can stiffen their attack for the fourth Test.

Women's Ashes 2015: Centuries for Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell in tour match

Alex Blackwell scored 115 for Australia.

Jesse Hogan Australia's middle order is in rude health, with Ellyse Perry again among the runs, but improvement is needed from the Southern Stars' openers and bowlers before the women's Ashes Test.

Ashes 2015: Australia hoping Anderson injury as pivotal as McGrath's in 2005

Umpire Aleem Dar looks on as England fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson grimaces due to injury.

Jesse Hogan, Birmingham Australia's bid to pick themselves up off the floor and salvage their Ashes bid is being helped by their belief the injury to masterful swing bowler Jimmy Anderson will be as much of a blow to...

Women's Ashes 2015: Jess Jonassen strengthens bid for Australia Test selection

Australia's Jess Jonassen.

Jesse Hogan Spinning all-rounder Jess Jonassen has given herself an early boost in the bid to earn a coveted position in the upcoming women's Ashes Test by taking three wickets for the Southern Stars in their...

Ashes 2015: England name squad for Trent Bridge

England's Jimmy Anderson sustained an injury during the third Ashes Test.

Jesse Hogan, Birmingham England will decide between three fast-bowlers, one of them not yet seen at international level, to replace the injured Jimmy Anderson in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Ashes 2015: Lehmann prepared to endorse Michael Clarke demoting himself to No.5

Struggling: Michael Clarke is battling to overcome a form slump with the bat.

Jesse Hogan, Birmingham Michael Clarke could make a symbolic shift away from No.4 for the first time in Darren Lehmann's two and a bit years at the helm of a Australia after the coach said he would not object to the...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke should show strength by resisting batting demotion


Jesse Hogan, Birmingham The position of Michael Clarke's bat, not his batting position, is the problem. He and the Australia Test team he captains would be much better off if he put all his attention into correcting the...

Women's Ashes 2015: Dog devotee Rene Farrell seeking another Test triumph

Jesse Hogan, Birmingham Having started her career with a single-minded approach to cricket only to give it up four years ago due to losing her passion for it, fast-bowler Rene Farrell is crediting a more laidback approach...