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.

Punishing fitness regimen keeping Michael Klinger focused on Australia goal

Jesse Hogan With seven centuries across all formats in England this season Michael Klinger is still making runs – and, as the latest limited-overs squad revealed, is still not considered worthy of an...

Women's Ashes: Southern Stars maintain ascendancy before final day of Test

Australia's Nicole Bolton hits out.

Jesse Hogan The good work of the first two days of the women's Ashes Test could easily have been squandered by Australia as they slumped to 3-19.

Ashes 2015: Mitch Marsh seeking county stints to prepare for revenge in 2019

Mitchell Marsh is already planning for 2019.

Jesse Hogan With one Test to go in this year's Ashes Australia's Mitch Marsh is already planning for 2019.


Megan Schutt leads way as Australia dominate England in women's Ashes

Megan Schutt celebrates the wicket of Laura Marsh of England during day two of the women's Ashes Test

Jesse Hogan Two impressive spells by pace bowler Megan Schutt have left Australia in command of the women's Ashes Test, after Jess Jonassen fell agonisingly short of a century.

Ashes 2015: Adam Voges baffled by paltry scores given career-best form before series

Jesse Hogan At 35 and saddled with, until his past innings, an awful Ashes with the bat, Adam Voges has no idea whether he will be a casualty of the mooted regeneration of the team.

Ashes 2015: Banning WAGs could lead to divorces, head selector Rod Marsh warns

A cricket ball

Jesse Hogan Rod Marsh, the embodiment of old-school cricket, damns as "codswallop" arguments that the presence of players' partners and families on tour contributed to Australia's on-field inadequacies against...

Spinner Ashton Agar on track for Australia Test squad return in Bangladesh

Ashton Agar, 21, has remained on the selectors' radar since he was a shock elevation to the Test team for the start of the 2013 series in England.

Jesse Hogan Having lost out to Fawad Ahmed for the secondary spinner's berth for Australia's winter Test tour, of the West Indies and England, Ashton Agar is well placed to snare it for their next tour, to...

Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins unleashed for England one-dayers

James Pattinson

Jesse Hogan Australian cricket fans struggling to get enthused for the post-Ashes limited-overs series in England have been given a key reason to do so: the long-awaited chance of an Australian pace attack...

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Ashes 2015: Brad Haddin out of squad, flies home early for personal reasons

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann (left) with Brad Haddin.

Jesse Hogan Brad Haddin has been granted an early release from Australia's Ashes squad and is flying home from what will almost certainly be his last tour with the national team.

Jess Jonassen leads Australian rally in 2015 women's Ashes

On fire: Jess Jonassen in action in Canterbury.

Jesse Hogan Jess Jonassen is on the verge of a memorable century on debut having rescued Australia from the depths of a day one horror show in the one-off women's Ashes Test.

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers and David Warner set to finish among Australia's best Test openers

Chris Rogers.

Jesse Hogan The opening combination which would never have begun had selectors not shelved their reservations about age is set to conclude as one of the most successful in Australian Test history.

Ashes 2015: David Warner rejects Ian Healy claim that WAGs distracted players

David Warner

Jesse Hogan David Warner told former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy why he was wrong to suggest off-field distractions for players, primarily the presence of their partners of tour, were to blame for their...

Ashes 2015: IPL coach Tom Moody urges David Warner's elevation to Test vice-captain

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan The coach who elevated David Warner to captain in this year's IPL has urged Cricket Australia to make him deputy to prospective Test captain Steve Smith.

Ashes 2015: CA could use Dukes ball before 2019 Ashes to help solve swing woes

The Dukes Test ball.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia could use Dukes-brand cricket ball in the Sheffield Shield, as strongly advocated by Ricky Ponting, in the 18 months leading up to the 2019 Ashes series in a bid to help the Test...

Melbourne Renegades adamant Chris Gayle will be fit well before BBL season

Jesse Hogan The Melbourne Renegades are supremely confident marquee signing Chris Gayle will make a full recovery from back surgery well before this summer's Big Bash League.

Ashes 2015: Big challenges, but bigger opportunities for Steve Smith as captain

Caught unawares: Rod Marsh and Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan Just because Steve Smith is the only option to take over take over from Michael Clarke does not mean he is not the right – even the ideal – next Australia Test captain.

Nathan Coulter-Nile set for international return in England limited-overs series

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Jesse Hogan Fast-bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile is expected to join Australia's squad for the post-Ashes limited-overs series against England, marking his international return from the hamstring injury late last...

Women's Ashes 2015: Jess Jonassen, Kristen Beams set to debut for Australia in Test

Call-up: All-rounder Jess Jonassen is poised for a baggy green

Jesse Hogan Jess Jonassen and Kristen Beams are poised to earn baggy green caps with Australia mulling a three-strong spin attack for the women's Ashes Test against England starting on Tuesday.

Women's Ashes: 'Gritty' Alex Blackwell savouring unprecedented 200th appearance

Alex Blackwell, in her Sydney Thunder kit

Jesse Hogan Australian cricket owes a big thank you to Wayne Cook. The schoolteacher's intervention in the early 1990s to create a girls cricket team in Griffith began a career path that will see Alex Blackwell...

Ashes 2015: Darren Lehmann admits mistakes, laments squad picked so far in advance

Gutted: Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson walk from the ground during day two of the 4th Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann has admitted Australia's selectors erred in not playing an all-rounder in the Trent Bridge Test, and that their 2015 Ashes performance has been a regression from 2013, amid frustration...