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.

Cricket World Cup 2015: James Faulkner doubtful for pivotal World Cup match away to NZ

Jesse Hogan Australian selectors are bracing for James Faulkner to miss the pivotal World Cup match away to New Zealand on February 28, as it is within the expected four-week period his side strain will keep him...

Cricket World Cup 2015: History suggests George Bailey will stay and paceman to miss for Australia

George Bailey ducks to avoid a bouncer from James Anderson.

Jesse Hogan Australia's long-term reluctance to place too much batting pressure on all-rounders should ensure George Bailey retains his middle-order berth for as long as there are no available batsmen in reserve.

Pat Cummins relishes Australia's near-flawless performance against India

George Bailey and Patrick Cummins celebrate the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Pat Cummins says Australia could barely have hoped for a better performance in their first World Cup warm-up match following their 106-run demolition of India on Sunday.

Maxwell and Warner swat centuries against India

Jesse Hogan George Bailey got some of the time he was looking for in the middle but not the fluency as his teammates David Warner and Glenn Maxwell excelled at either end of the innings with the bat in...

Dissident club wants Junction Oval redevelopment blocked

The government and Cricket Victoria are hoping to begin construction on the redevelopment of Junction Oval after the World Cup.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Victoria is staring down a threat from a dissident club delegate to take legal action to thwart its long-coveted redevelopment of Junction Oval.

Glenn Maxwell and David Warner thrive as Australia thump India in World Cup warm-up

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08: David Warner of Australia celebrates the wicket of Suresh Raina of India during the ICC Cricket World Cup warm up match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on February 8, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide George Bailey got some of the time he was looking for in the middle but not the fluency as his teammates David Warner and Glenn Maxwell excelled at either end of the innings with the bat in...

Saeed Ajmal a chance for World Cup after bowling ban lifted

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide The world's top-ranked one-day bowler, Saeed Ajmal, is a chance to play in the World Cup after the International Cricket Council lifted his ban for an illegal bowling action.

Fit-again Shane Watson volunteers for death-bowling role

Eye in: Shane Watson is vying for the bowling job James Faulkner has left open.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Shane Watson will play his first match in three weeks on Sunday and wants to be considered for the crucial death-bowling vacancy left for at least the start of the World Cup by James Faulkner's...

Suspension an option as ICC demands harsher penalties during World Cup

'We don't take the suspending of players lightly': Geoff Allardice, ICC general manager of cricket.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Match referees will be asked to impose higher fines than customary for player misbehaviour during the World Cup, and to consider a ban if an offence warrants it.

Victoria ready for travel stint in pursuit of shield

'If we can put a couple of performances together we're right up there and in with a chance of making the final': Matthew Wade.

Jesse Hogan Victoria captain Matthew Wade reckons their influx of Test players for the second half of the season will benefit them not only on the field but off it too in coping with an onerous travel schedule.

Australia wanting one-day wins when they matter the most

Trouble at the top: Australian captain Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Australia's peerless record of victories over the past four years will, their captain hopes, be the basis for the type of success in the upcoming World Cup that has eluded them over the past two...

Michael Clarke optimistic he can meet World Cup fitness deadline

Optimistic: Michael Clarke speaks to the media during a press conference at the Adelaide Intercontinental on Friday.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke has emerged well from his second match since hamstring surgery and expressed confidence his fitness will improve enough for him to lead Australia in the upcoming World Cup.

Test Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins bowling at death: Geoff Lawson

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Jesse Hogan, Adelaide Australia are being urged to use their upcoming World Cup practice matches against India and United Arab Emirates as opportunities for Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to vie to fill the chasm in...

Coaching carnage continues as Melbourne Stars shed coach Greg Shipperd

Veteran 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.