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.

Cricket World Cup: David Warner tipped to upstage big-hitting Brendon McCullum in final

Countdown to the final: David Warner gets a ride from Mitch Marsh during an Australian nets session.

Jesse Hogan David Warner has been backed to emerge from the shadows created by Brendon McCullum's dazzling form and show he, not the New Zealand captain, is the pivotal batsman of the World Cup final.

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum pays tribute to ailing former skipper Martin Crowe

Eyes on the prize: Captains Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum.

Jesse Hogan New Zealand players will go into Sunday's World Cup final inspired by two Black Caps greats: one, Daniel Vettori, probably playing the last match of his international career; the other, terminally...

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Australian captain Michael Clarke to retire from one-day internationals after World Cup

Quitting one-dayers: Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke says his announcement he will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final will not be an added source of motivation for him and his teammates to beat New Zealand.

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Cricket World Cup: Kumar Dharmasena first to play and umpire in final

A first: Kumar Dharmasena is the first person to figure in a World Cup final as both a player and an umprie.

Jesse Hogan Kumar Dharmasena's involvement in an umpiring blunder on the first day of the World Cup has not stopped him from being selection to officiate on the final day - and in the process become the first...

Cricket World Cup: Black Caps' rise warrants respect from Australia

Tim Southee speaks to the media at the MCG on Friday.

Jesse Hogan It was a rare occurrence, an instance in a press conference where the question revealed just as much, if not more, about the underlying issue: "How much of this is about respect for the Black Caps...

Cricket World Cup: Vast MCG boundaries won't shackle McCullum in final

Brendon McCullum bats during a nets session at the MCG on Friday.

Jesse Hogan Aaron Finch expects Brendon McCullum will symbolically target the MCG boundaries, even the ones vastly longer than the ones in New Zealand he is accustomed to, to show his Black Caps teammates they...

2015 Cricket World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break world record

The first day of the Boxing Day Test attracted 91,112 to the MCG, the biggest Test crowd ever.

Jesse Hogan Two of the key cricket attendance milestones reached at the MCG could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final.

2015 Cricket World Cup: NZ paceman Matt Henry thrilled with late chance

Wide awake: Matt Henry is enjoying the contrast from a Plunkett Shield game.

Jesse Hogan Within a week Matt Henry has gone from savouring New Zealand's barnstorming World Cup campaign to joining it.

Hussey hails Bushrangers' last-to-first surge to claim shield

Jesse Hogan David Hussey says he and his Victoria teammates are proud to have completed the turnaround from finishing last in 2013-14 to claiming this season's Sheffield Shield title.

Langer urges better pitches for shield finals after Vics win by drawing

Jesse Hogan Key figures on either side of this season's Sheffield Shield final have expressed different gripes at the way the domestic first-class season concluded.

Sheffield Shield final: Driven Bushrangers grind out draw to snare shield title

Smiles all round: Victorian players were in good spirits before the start of play and even better at the end.

Jesse Hogan Greg Shipperd's parting wish as coach of Victoria, for his players to deliver a "batting-intelligent performance" on the final day of the domestic season, was fulfilled as the Bushrangers blocked out...

Australian female cricket pundits to commentate in IPL

New role: Lisa Sthalekar.

Jesse Hogan The procession of Australians to the IPL has been given a twist for the upcoming season, with former Southern Stars players Lisa Sthalekar and Mel Jones hired as TV commentators for the world's...

James Pattinson's Test hopes in doubt as he re-injures hamstring in shield final

Injured: Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson.

Jesse Hogan James Pattinson's return to Australia's Test team is again under threat due to injury after a premature exit from a bowling spell on day four of the Sheffield Shield final.

Sheffield Shield final: Victoria lose James Pattinson and grip on shield as Warriors surge

Marcus Harris of Western Australia celebrates after reaching three figures.

Jesse Hogan Victoria have endured a nightmare day four of the Sheffield Shield final, losing James Pattinson to an injury that clouds expectations of his winter return to the Test team and allowing Western...

Sheffield Shield final: Rain and Chris Rogers strengthen Vics' position versus WA

Century-maker Chris Rogers.

Jesse Hogan Victoria's resolute batting and Hobart's persistent afternoon rain have severely stymied Western Australia's bid to be the first team in a decade to beat their first-placed hosts in a Sheffield...

Fawad Ahmed's eight-wicket haul boosts Test selection chances

Fawad Ahmed of Victoria walks off holding the ball after taking eight wickets against Western Australia.

Jesse Hogan Fawad Ahmed's record eight-wicket haul in the Sheffield Shield final has created a compelling argument for him to join Australia's touring Test squad in winter.

Sheffield Shield final: Siddle strike sparks Bushrangers' recovery as Ahmed thrives

Adam Voges of Western Australia is bowled by Peter Siddle (not in picture).

Jesse Hogan The most obvious factor in Victoria being able to dismiss Western Australia for 421 on a sedate Blundstone Arena pitch, before coasting to 0-135 in reply in a match they need only to draw, was the...

Cricket World Cup: Hazlewood wants pace-friendly SCG pitch for India semi-final

Josh Hazlewood.

Jesse Hogan Having seemingly settled the pace pecking-order debate for Australia's World Cup campaign, Josh Hazlewood is now hoping SCG curator Tom Parker delivers a pitch that favours their fast-bowling...

Cricket World Cup: Glenn Maxwell's fast scoring unprecedented in World Cups

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell swats at the ball during the quarter-final against Pakistan.

Jesse Hogan Glenn Maxwell is scything and swatting his way into the World Cup record books. The batsman widely derided for his typically flighty approach to batting in limited-overs matches is in the most...

Sheffield Shield final: Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed prove class as WA start strongly

Cameron White

Jesse Hogan Statistics can be overstated, but the ones that show Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed atop the season's Sheffield Shield run and wicket tallies most certainly are not - especially the former.