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.

Big Bash League: New Melbourne Stars leg-spinner Adam Zampa vows to do it his way

Jesse Hogan He is another blonde leg-spinner, but Adam Zampa won't bow to pressure to try and spin the ball sharply like Shane Warne did and instead will rely on subtlety as his biggest weapon in the BBL.

Phillip Hughes' former teammate Adam Zampa doubts grief over death will ever subside

The late Phillip Hughes during the tour of South Africa in 2009.

Jesse Hogan One of Phillip Hughes' former teammates, Adam Zampa, remains so grieved by his death he doubts he will ever be able to enjoy cricket like he used to.

Australia v West Indies: Windies to cap huge week for teen off-spinner Sam Grimwade

Big chance: Young off-spinner Sam Grimwade gets to take on the touring West Indies team in Geelong.

Jesse Hogan In terms of significant stints in the life of emerging cricketer Sam Grimwade, this week will be hard to top: he passed year 12, turned 18, got his licence, and on the weekend will bowl to the West...

Big Bash League: Callum Ferguson to miss season with serious knee injury

Wretched injury run: Callum Ferguson.

Jesse Hogan A serious knee injury to Callum Ferguson will rob Melbourne Renegades of a valuable batsman for the upcoming Big Bash League season, and consign the luckless batsman to another season on the...

Big Bash League: Les Burdett recruited to improve pitches at Spotless, Etihad

'Unbelievable experience': Les Burdett.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia has recruited Australia's best-known curator, Les Burdett, to improve the pitches at the Big Bash League's non-traditional venues, Spotless Stadium and Etihad Stadium.

Australia v West Indies: Dwayne Bravo reveals hurt from Windies snubs in justifying BBL stint

Lashing out: Dwayne Bravo will ply his trade for the Renegades in this season's Big Bash league.

Jesse Hogan Dwayne Bravo has launched a passionate defence of playing BBL instead of the Tests against Australia, revealing his lingering hurt at being snubbed by the West Indies for Tests and, especially, this...

Big Bash League: 2015-16 season guide and predictions

Former Australian player Dirk Nannes .

Jesse Hogan Everything you need to know about the teams and players ahead of the 2015-16 tournament.

Big Bash League: Callum Ferguson due for scans on knee injury from practice match

Under an injury cloud: Callum Ferguson.

Jesse Hogan Batsman Callum Ferguson's immediate playing future rests on the outcome of scans on Wednesday of a knee injury he suffered in a Big Bash League practice match.

Steve Smith, James Faulkner earn $1.1m IPL deals, Shane Watson to be auctioned

James Faulkner is heading to new IPL team Rajkot.

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith and James Faulkner have each secured million-dollar IPL deals to make up for the suspension of their IPL teams, but compatriot Shane Watson will have to enter the player auction to find a...

Big Bash League: Chris Gayle relishing chance to partner Aaron Finch for Renegades

Chris Gayle is a huge fan of his Melbourne Renegades teammate Aaron Finch.

Jesse Hogan It was odd to hear someone who proclaims themselves to be "world boss" deferring to a teammate, but that is exactly what Chris Gayle did when discussing his impending BBL partnership with Aaron Finch.

'Bash me' instead of West Indies Test team, Chris Gayle tells critics

Melbourne Renegades international signing Chris Gayle.

Jesse Hogan The key absentee from the West Indies' Test team, Chris Gayle, says he would rather critics of the team "bash" him instead of their current players, declaring he wants to return to Tests once he is...

Big Bash League prizemoney tripled but players miss out

To the victors go the spoils: The Perth Scorchers celebrate their second straight Big Bash title in Canberra last season.

Chris Barrett and Jesse Hogan Prizemoney for the Big Bash League is up $600,000 for the fifth edition of the tournament but players won't see any of that.

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Australia v West Indies: Woes of Windies set to stifle Boxing Day Test crowds

Jesse Hogan The biggest impact of the West Indies' dire start to the series on Boxing Day Test attendances may not be felt until after the marquee first day.

Australia v West Indies: Chance looms for Nathan Coulter-Nile to push for Boxing Day debut

Opportunity: Nathan Coulter-Nile has a chance to force his way into the attack.

Jesse Hogan Nathan Coulter-Nile will next week have the opportunity to show selectors why they should change a successful bowling attack so he can debut in the Boxing Day Test.

Australia v West Indies: Support for Marsh brothers leaves Burns, Khawaja in limbo

Guaranteed place: Mitch Marsh.

Jesse Hogan Australia have guaranteed the selection of one Marsh brother for the Boxing Day Test and are likely to retain the other too, which would leave Queensland duo Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja vying for the...

Australia vs West Indies first cricket Test: Tourists crushed in one-sided Hobart encounter

James Pattinson: his sizzling performance was his fourth five-wicket haul.

Jesse Hogan For the first time since Brisbane at the start of the summer, Australia's selectors are able to look to their next Test without having to worry about how to replace a key bowler as they emerged from...

Australia v West Indies: Nathan Lyon concedes slump in Australia's fielding standards as Darren Bravo spared

Main man: The team celebrates after Nathan Lyon claimed the wicket of Marlon Samuels.

Jesse Hogan Nathan Lyon says Australia are not living up to their usual high fielding standards as a fifth dropped catch leaves West Indies' batsman Darren Bravo on the cusp of his first century against...

Australia v West Indies: Darren Bravo leads the way as battered Windies show resistance

Steady: Darren Bravo ended day two on 94 not out.

Jesse Hogan After five horror sessions for the West Indies, only the most ardent Australia supporters would have bemoaned seeing one of their players thrive at Australia's expense.

England's Luke Wright relishing another Melbourne Stars stint in Big Bash League

Luke Wright of the Stars

Jesse Hogan Having arrived in the Big Bash League with no fanfare, as a bit-part player for England, Luke Wright has demonstrated himself to be a key batsman at the top of the order for Melbourne Stars - and...

Australia v West Indies: Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh almost snare record partnership from Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman

Australia's Adam Voges

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh fell just three runs short of securing Australia's highest Test partnership as they continued the pummelling of the West Indies on day two of the Hobart Test.

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