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.

Test return was a matter of when, not if, for Phillip Hughes

Jesse Hogan Cricket is but a minor issue when compared to the loss felt by Phillip Hughes' family, teammates and friends.

Phillip Hughes death means another cricket tragedy for three men

Darren Berry at a gathering with his Victorian teammates to honour David Hookes.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Two of the most tragic events within Australian cricket in just over the past decade have involved catastrophic head injuries. Three men witnessed both.

India tour match postponed as players mourn Phillip Hughes

Pat Cummins.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Tour match between India and Cricket Australia XI, due to begin on Friday at the Adelaide Oval, has been cancelled.

Sheffield Shield round cancelled after Phillip Hughes horror

Phil Hughes

Jesse Hogan The two remaining active Sheffield Shield matches have been abandoned in the aftermath of the life-threatening injury suffered by Phillip Hughes.

Batsmen untroubled as India completes first practice match

Virat Kohli speaks to teammates

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Three of India's first-choice batsmen made assured starts to their Australian tour as Suresh Raina made an early pitch for the vacant number-six slot for next week's series-opening Test against...

16-year-old bowler skips exams to claim Indian wicket

Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed by Sam Grimwade.

Jesse Hogan There were two good reasons Sam Grimwade could not enjoy the old-style cricket ritual, a post-match beer, after the Cricket Australia XI's first two-day tour match against India.

India's Varun Aaron makes early pace impression

Varun Aaron

Jesse Hogan Attendees at Glenelg's Gliderol Stadium on Monday, accustomed to seeing Indian pacemen who trouble with guile rather than speed, were shocked from that stereotype by the performance of a strongly...

Josh Hazlewood challenging Peter Siddle for Test berth

Endorsed: Josh Hazlewood has earned selection for the opening Test against India.

Jesse Hogan Josh Hazlewood appears a genuine possibility to make his Test debut in Brisbane after a glowing endorsement from chief selector Rod Marsh.

Michael Clarke must be running by Wednesday to play in first Test against India

Injury cloud: Michael Clarke has been named in the squad for the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke will not be considered for the start of the Test series against India if he cannot resume running by Wednesday, with chief selector Rod Marsh expecting medical staff to be cautious in...

Virat Kohli insists Indians will cope with pacy Australian pitches

Up for the challenge: India's acting captain Virat Kohli in Adelaide.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Acting India captain Virat Kohli says he and his teammates can immediately cope with the extra pace and bounce that comes with returning to Australia - and facing Mitch Johnson for the first time in...

Indian squad arrives, eventually, for marathon tour

Boxing Day Test - Australia v India

Jesse Hogan Due to arrive in Australia on Saturday morning the Indian squad finally arrived on a later flight on Saturday evening for a tour that could span almost four-and-a-half months, until the end of the...

Muirhead-Beer BBL trade could benefit all sides

Spin-whiz: James Muirhead.

Jesse Hogan Precocious leg-spinner James Muirhead was discarded by Melbourne Stars in favour of unfashionable tweaker Michael Beer for two central, intertwining reasons: the desperation of the Stars to finally...

Shield query for Test contender Hazlewood

Josh Hazlewood

Jesse Hogan Potential Test debutant Josh Hazlewood is unsure whether his starring role in the one-day series against South Africa will preclude him from playing a Sheffield Shield match next week to bolster his...

Peter Siddle back in the frame: Shield wickets revive hope of Test call-up

In the frame: Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle has bowled Victoria to one of the best wins of his career, reviving hopes of a Test call-up for the veteran.

Brisbane Roar to see the other side of Besart Berisha in Melbourne Victory clash

Former Brisbane striker Besart Berisha.

Jesse Hogan Besart Berisha knows his long-time teammates, and now opponents, at Brisbane know virtually every aspect of the way he plays, "but they didn't really experience playing against me".

Plan to end half a lifetime's wait for MCC membership


Jesse Hogan A prediction that a newborn nominated for Melbourne Cricket Club membership would not be admitted until after their 40th birthday is the trigger for a planned membership expansion at the MCG.

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Cricket Australia stoic despite modest one-day crowds

No need to panic: Cricket Australia say they budgeted for modest crowds in the ODIs.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia insists there is still a widespread appetite for one-dayers - and not just watching it on TV.

Cameron White exclusion makes World Cup selection bid harder

Cameron White missed Australian one-day selection again.

Jesse Hogan Cameron White's hopes for World Cup selection rest on the credits he earned during the past two domestic one-day tournaments, with the looming one-dayers the last Australia will play before having to...

Mike Hussey eager for IPL swansong despite Mumbai exit

Mike Hussey in action for Sydney Thunder in the 2013-14 Big Bash League.

Jesse Hogan Mike Hussey is adamant he has the passion and the capability to thrive in one last season of the IPL, and is hopeful of an opportunity to prove that after being cut by Mumbai ahead of the 2015...

Fawad Ahmed quietly rebuilding his Test credentials

Fawad Ahmed:

Jesse Hogan Fawad Ahmed last year fluffed his biggest auditions for a Test berth. But those poor performances have proven to be the exception, rather than the rule, regarding his red-ball credentials.