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.

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.

Australia back on level terms with South Africa as bowlers excel


Jesse Hogan Twenty20 matches, even at international level, are typically indistinguishable from each other.

Nerveless Healy rescues Southern Stars against Windies

That was close: Erin Osborne and Alyssa Healy celebrate Australia’s win.

Jesse Hogan Just two days after barely breaking out of a sweat against the West Indies the Southern Stars were forced to make up for it with gripping last-over win that showcased Alyssa Healy's all-round talent.

Revitalised Ed Cowan sheds batting shackles

Strike rate: Ed Cowan is going on the attack with the bat.

Jesse Hogan Being a resolute opener got Ed Cowan into the Test team - but by the end of last season it had sapped almost all the enjoyment he had savoured from playing the game over the past decade.

James Faulkner struggling for wickets since injury

James Faulkner in action against South Africa on Wednesday.

Jesse Hogan James Faulkner insists he is no longer shackled by the knee injury that thwarted his hopes of playing Tests in South Africa and excelling in the World Twenty20. His record since then suggests he is.

Pace tyro Rabada surging through Proteas ranks

On the rise: Kagiso Rabada has been living up to his potential.

Jesse Hogan Just seven months after starring in South Africa's under-19 World Cup victory, paceman Kagiso Rabada is in the Proteas' top team.

Colour-blind Chris Rogers sidelined from Bushrangers' day-night match in Tasmania

Phil Rogers

Jesse Hogan Victoria coach Greg Shipperd says Cricket Australia should have waited until after the home Tests to trial day-night Sheffield Shield matches, the introduction of which has triggered the exclusion of...

Alex Keath in line for rare Bushrangers appearance against Tasmania

Alex Keath in action for the Bushrangers.

Jesse Hogan All-rounder Alex Keath is poised to play his first Sheffield Shield match in almost two years, and just his sixth overall, when Victoria travels to Hobart inas part of the round of trial day-night...

Glenn Maxwell's return to boost Australia and crowds

Glenn Maxwell

Jesse Hogan The problem with scheduling cricket during the Spring racing carnival is expected to be starkly evident at the MCG on Friday, with the Melbourne Cricket Club forecasting a crowd of just 20,000 for...

Australia crushed in Twenty20 series opener by South Africa

South Africa celebrate after claiming the wicket of Aaron Finch.

Jesse Hogan It did not have the sting of Pakistan's Test series mauling, but Australia's margin from victory was just as bad.

Jess Jonassen leads Australia to crushing women's Twenty20 win over West Indies

Jess Jonassen celebrates with her Australian teammates after claiming the wicket of Hayley Matthews.

Jesse Hogan The chasm in class between Australia and West Indies was brutally demonstrated on Wednesday as the Southern Stars won by 86 runs, their most convincing home Twenty20 victory.

Young pace aces in contention for Australia-South Africa Twenty20 series

Pat Cummins in action for the Scorchers in the Big Bash League in January.

Jesse Hogan Two pace prospects who have been plagued by injury, one from Australia and one from South Africa, could make long-awaited returns return to international cricket on Wednesday night at Adelaide Oval.

Southern Stars bowlers charged with stifling West Indies batters

The Australians will look to contain Stafanie Taylor.

Jesse Hogan Starving destructive West Indies batting duo Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin of boundaries will remain a top priority for the Southern Stars when their Twenty20 series continues in Adelaide on...

Victoria surges to drought-ending home victory over NSW

Victoria's Fawad Ahmed appeals.

Jesse Hogan Victoria has had little to savour about its home results in recent years, while Matthew Wade has had little to savour since assuming the captaincy in the middle of last year.

Watson predicts tense Twenty20 series against South Africa

Shane Watson thinks  the result against Pakistan in the two-Test series could be an important lesson for the Australian team.

Jesse Hogan The absence of the main protagonists in the bitter end to Australia Test series win in South Africa this year, Michael Clarke and Dale Steyn, from the teams' imminent Twenty20 series will not...

Victoria declares with lead in Sheffield Shield clash against NSW

Dan Christian of Victoria hits a six as wicketkeeper Peter Nevill of New South Wales looks on.

Jesse Hogan The cricketing talent pool in NSW is remarkably deep - but Victoria's batsmen proved it is not bottomless as it surged to a hefty first-innings lead, leaving the Blues to enter the final day of the...

Josh Hazlewood poised to return to front of pace queue

Better: Josh Hazlewood has overcome back injuries.

Jesse Hogan In the four years since Josh Hazlewood first played for Australia his injuries have opened the door to many of his peers to overtake in the the pace pecking order, but he is hopeful this is the year...

Hussey, Wade thrive for Victoria against NSW

In form: David Hussey.

Jesse Hogan An unbroken century partnership between resilient veteran David Hussey (107 not out) and captain Matthew Wade (58 not out) creates a strong platform for Victoria to overhaul NSW's first innings of...

Boland haul, Hussey blinder inspire Victoria against NSW

Scott Boland appeals successfully for the wicket of Josh Lalor of New South Wales.

Jesse Hogan A stunning catch by veteran David Hussey and paceman Scott Boland's six wickets drag Victoria to an unlikely day-one advantage over NSW, which squandered a strong start to finish 8-266.

Clint McKay out as Victoria seeks to ramp up its Sheffield Shield bowling attack

Clint McKay has been dumped ahead of the Bushrangers' Sheffield Shield opener.

Jesse Hogan Victoria's desperation to remedy the lack of bowling penetration that has plagued it during the past year has led selectors to shun its senior available seamer, Clint McKay, for its Sheffield Shield...