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.

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

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...

Winning more important than over-rate problem: Mitchell Starc

Mitch Starc (left) says gettings tactics right was more important than the over-rate.

Jesse Hogan In-form Australian strike bowler Mitch Starc says getting field placements and tactics right in Sunday's one-dayer against India was more important than focusing on the over-rate breach which could...

Bailey over-rate ban could be World Cup boost for Australia

Enforced rest could be ahead: George Bailey.

Jesse Hogan Australia's World Cup campaign could perversely be aided by a suspension of stand-in captain George Bailey for his home match in Hobart on Friday, which would likely result in Steve Smith being...

Mitchell Starc's haul the difference in Australia's nervy victory

Face to face: David Warner has words with India’s Rohit Sharma in Sunday’s one-day clash at the MCG.

Jesse Hogan A chase which looked set to reinforce Australia's lofty expectations for the World Cup almost tarnished them after a mini collapse amid disciplined bowling forced them to rely on late boundaries from...

Renegades chase win to stay in finals hunt

Hopeful of a semi-finals berth: Callum Ferguson.

Jesse Hogan Devout South Australian Callum Ferguson said his first match against his long-time teammates within Adelaide Strikers will be second fiddle to the necessity to giving his Melbourne Renegades the win...

M.S. Dhoni retakes reins as India unveil World Cup uniform

The Indian one-day team unveils their new uniform.

Jesse Hogan M.S. Dhoni did not elaborate on his abrupt red-ball retirement in his first public comments since resigning as India's Test captain, but gave a reminder of his enduring sense of humour at the...

Saudi fans eventually find their voice as North Korea wilt

Jesse Hogan The venue was the same, and it also featured two faraway nations, but that was where the similarities ended between Sunday's Iran-Bahrain clash and Tuesday's between North Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Fawad Ahmed ably filling Murali's shoes at Renegades

Jesse Hogan Fawad Ahmed has been lauded for the way he has allowed Melbourne Renegades to cope with the departure of Sri Lanka spin great Muthiah Muralidaran.

Tom Beaton praised as Renegades stay in Big Bash finals race

Tom Beaton

Jesse Hogan Relieved Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot praised the team's most inexperienced player, Tom Beaton, for stemming an awful start to the chasing of Brisbane's "measly" 80 on Tuesday night and...

Renegades survive severe batting stumble to beat Heat

James Peirson and Andrew Flintoff of the Brisbane Heat celebrate as Callum Ferguson of the Melbourne Renegades is bowled by Stephen Parry.

Jesse Hogan The Big Bash League's bottom two teams played to their ladder positions on Tuesday night at Etihad Stadium, as Melbourne Renegades' dispatching of Brisbane for 80 was almost replicated by their own...

Ryan Harris set to miss West Indies tour for birth of child

The Ashes is next: Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris is unlikely to play for Australia until the mid-year Ashes series, with Cricket Australia preparing for him to miss the June tour of the West Indies due to the birth of his first child.

Renegades' finals hopes hinge on battering Brisbane

Aaron Finch's withdrawal due to national team duty has left a significant hole at the top of the Renegades' batting order.

Jesse Hogan The remote finals qualification chance for Melbourne Renegades will plummet to near impossibility if they fail to beat Brisbane in the battle of the Big Bash League's bottom two sides at Etihad...

Asian Cup: Iran good, but their raucous fans even better

Iranian fans celebrate Ehsan Haji Safi's goal on Sunday.

Jesse Hogan The highlight of Iran's opening to the Asian Cup, a 2:0 victory over Bahrain, was not anything produced by their players but the fanatical support they generated from an impressive crowd of 17,712 at...

Aaron Finch commends Renegades' effort as finals chances fade

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch.

Jesse Hogan Defeated Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch praised the mettle of his players for forcing Melbourne Stars to the last delivery of Saturday night's derby to secure victory.

Glenn Maxwell's confidence returns ahead of World Cup

Confidence boost: Glenn Maxwell.

Jesse Hogan Glenn Maxwell's diligent 66 from 44 deliveries in Saturday night's Melbourne Big Bash League derby was a boost to his confidence ahead of the World Cup, and a rebuttal to the slur he is incapable of...

Last-ball win for Melbourne Stars over Renegades

Nathan Rimmington of the Renegades runs out Alex Keath of the Stars.

Jesse Hogan A dazzling 66 from Glenn Maxwell was almost relegated to a footnote in the second Melbourne derby as his Melbourne Stars had to rely on a borderline run-out decision to escape with a last-ball...