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.

Coaching carnage continues as Melbourne Stars shed coach Greg Shipperd

Jesse Hogan The tumult in Australian cricket coaching ranks over the past week has claimed another victim, with Melbourne Stars coach Greg Shipperd punished for the high-profile team's inability to break their...

Australia needs George Bailey to regain his 2013 lustre

Another failure: George Bailey leaves the field on Sunday after being dismissed for two by Stuart Broad.

Jesse Hogan The most notable honour of George Bailey's career, leading his country into a home World Cup campaign should Michael Clarke not recover in time, is set to occur in the midst of a batting slump that...

Ryan Harris to skip Sheffield Shield to focus on fitness for Ashes

No Bulls: Ryan Harris will be rested for the remainder of the summer.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia has sidelined Ryan Harris from the rest of the Sheffield Shield season, following on from the decision to leave the pace bowler out of Australia's World Cup squad.

World Cup: Importance of Shane Watson's bowling rises after James Faulkner blow

James Faulkner (centre) leaves the ground after sustaining an injury during the one-day series final against England.

Jesse Hogan The expected sidelining of James Faulkner for at least the start of the World Cup will increase the importance of Shane Watson overcoming his hamstring worries and returning to peak bowling...

VicSpirit desperate for Twenty20 title against rivals NSW Breakers

VicSpirit logo.

Jesse Hogan The VicSpirit's failure to capitalise on their top spot in the women's 50-over competition has strengthened their resolve to salvage their season by claiming the Twenty20 title on Wednesday over arch...

Allan Border Medal set to be Steve Smith's latest honour

Steve Smith would be the youngest winner of the award since Michael Clarke in 2004-05.

Jesse Hogan The rapid maturing of Steve Smith over the past year is likely to be recognised in him becoming the youngest Allan Border Medallist for a decade.

Australian cricketers' best solo performances of 2014

David Warner bats in Cape Town, March 2014.

Jesse Hogan In preparation for Tuesday's Allan Border Medal, it is timely to reflect on the efforts with bat or ball – or both – that deserved to be ranked among the best of the past year.

Mitchell Johnson's return opens door to specialist pace attack for World Cup

Flying: Mitch Johnson will be back for the first time since the Boxing Day Test.

Jesse Hogan Australia's Australia Day match against India could lead selectors to pursue an aggressive strategy with strike bowlers that appeared flawed when used in South Africa in 2011.

Century-maker Steve Smith praises bowlers for win

Australian players are pleased to see the back of Ian Bell, who top-scored for England with 141.

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith declared Australia's stifling bowling in the second half of England's innings on Friday, particularly at the death, as crucial to the team reaching the victory target of 304 with one ball...

Melbourne Stars' winning streak delights president Eddie McGuire

Jesse Hogan Elated Melbourne Stars president Eddie McGuire says the recovery of the seagull injured during the team's last match was in line with their rise from the bottom of the Big Bash League ladder to the...

Steve Smith again mighty as Australia chase down 304

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith's sensational summer shows no signs of slowing after he made history on Friday night as Australia proved their comfort chasing even 300-plus targets in one-dayers.

VicSpirit driven to thwart NSW's bid for 10th title in a row

Jesse Hogan VicSpirit coach Barry Neivandt has challenged his players to prove they are worthy challengers to the throne long occupied by NSW by beating them in the chase for two titles within the next week.

Moises Henriques one of three inclusions as Shane Watson hobbles out


Jesse Hogan, Hobart A combination of suspension, rest and injury has forced Australia to replace half the batting line-up for Friday's one-dayer in Hobart, with Moises Henriques joining Shaun Marsh and Cameron White in...

Match winner Handscomb destined for higher duties, says skipper Cameron White

Winner: Peter Handscomb and Scott Boland celebrate.

Jesse Hogan The stirring, unbeaten century by Peter Handscomb that dragged Melbourne Stars to a final-over victory on Wednesday night has entrenched his captain Cameron White's belief the 23-year-old is destined...

BBL: Peter Handscomb century drives Stars to win over Scorchers

Jesse Hogan Peter Handscomb ensured the Melbourne Stars will face Shaun Marsh and the Scorchers high on confidence after his unbeaten century dragged them past the victory target of 180 with three wickets and...

Shaun Marsh masterclass trumped by Peter Handscomb's heroics for Stars

Peter Handscomb of the Melbourne Stars celebrates with team mate Scott Boland, after scoring the winning runs and a century.

Jesse Hogan Peter Handscomb ensured the Stars will face the Scorcher high on confidence after his unbeaten century dragged them past the victory target of 180 with three wickets and three balls to spare.

Demoralised Renegades admit failings in Big Bash League

Jesse Hogan A shattered Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot has conceded his team massively underachieved in missing the Big Bash League finals for the third time in their four years.

Melbourne Stars seek to pummel Perth Scorchers and secure home final in Big Bash League

John Hastings gives some batting tips to Jarryd Roughead of Hawthorn during a media opportunity at the MCG on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan John Hastings says he and his Melbourne Stars teammates will – with a semi-final berth assured – risk losing badly at home to Perth on Wednesday night to chase the big win that will...

Travis Head stars as Strikers end Renegades' season

Travis Head of the Strikers cuts a delivery to the boundary during his knock of 71.

Jesse Hogan A stellar counterattacking innings from Travis Head secured top spot for Adelaide and condemned Melbourne Renegades to finish out of the Big Bash League finals for a third time in their four years.

George Bailey ban would give new batsman a chance ahead of World Cup

George Bailey is likely to miss Friday's one-day match.

Jesse Hogan The standby batsman for Michael Clarke for the World Cup will be unveiled this week after the ICC belatedly confirmed it had suspended stand-in Australia captain George Bailey for the team's slow...