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.

Australia vs New Zealand Test Series: First Test live - day four

Jesse Hogan How we saw day four of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba, which was severely curtailed by rain.

Australia vs New Zealand Test Series: First Test live - day three

Mitchell Starc has led from the front for Australia.

Jesse Hogan How we saw day three of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba, which featured a maiden international century for the home team's new opener Joe Burns.

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Overlooked Test paceman Peter Siddle to play in Sheffield Shield for Victoria

Peter Siddle will be released from the Test squad.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle's bid to reclaim his Test pace berth will be helped by the opportunity to play in Victoria's Sheffield Shield match away to NSW rather than carry drinks at the Gabba.

Black Caps urged to pick Bracewell to help protect swing duo Boult and Southee

Doug Bracewell is in the box seat to grab the New Zealand third seamer's spot in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane.

Jesse Hogan A former New Zealand bowling coach has urged the Black Caps to pick Doug Bracewell as their third seamer for Thursday's series-opening Test against Australia, to shield pivotal swing-bowling duo...

Veteran Sarah Elliott's maiden century in vain as former VicSpirit trio propel WA

Dedicated: Sarah Elliott is a good example for younger players, says VicSpirit coach David Hemp.

Jesse Hogan What was set to be a fairytale maiden domestic century for Sarah Elliott, almost 16 years after her debut, in a record run chase was ultimately achieved in vain as VicSpirit were undone by the three...

Batting at night looms as biggest challenge in pink-ball Test after shield trial

Mitch Starc runs in with the pink ball.

Jesse Hogan Batting under lights proved to be the hardest time to bat in the day-night Sheffield Shield round, with looming day-night Test venue Adelaide Oval seemingly the toughest place to bat late in the day...

Victoria's Travis Dean in record books with two centuries on debut

Into the record boks: Travis Dean brings up his second century on Saturday.

Jesse Hogan Travis Dean was at home, in the house he still shares with his parents, a few days ago when it dawned on him he was the only player in Victoria's team yet to play or tour with Australia.

James Pattinson content to bide time in Shield before Test return

James Pattinson wants time to strengthen his body and consolidate his technique.

Jesse Hogan James Pattinson is content at being passed over for at least the opening two Tests of the summer, believing an unbroken playing streak at state level will make him better prepared for his...

Debutant Dean and Test contender Handscomb shine as Victoria surge versus Bulls

Runs aplenty: Travis Dean was in his element, making an unbeaten 154 against Queensland.

Jesse Hogan A double-century partnership between Travis Dean and Peter Handscomb and an astonishing regression among Queensland's batsmen combined to give Victoria the ascendancy in the Sheffield Shield opener...

Queensland duo Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja savour call-up for home Test

Joe Burns has hopes of a Test call up.

Jesse Hogan Joe Burns hopes to build on his successful start to opening with David Warner, in the post-Ashes one-dayers, when he next week start the Test summer at the top of the at home order against New...

Victorian bowler Scott 'Barrel' Boland picks up plaudits after dropping weight

Jesse Hogan The only member of Victoria's Matador Cup squad yet to have represented or at least toured with Australia, Scott Boland, is nevertheless transforming himself into an integral part of the team.

Cricket Australia officially postpones tour of Bangladesh due to security threat

Tour postponed: Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

Jesse Hogan The six-day wrangle over the merits of whether it was safe for Australia to tour Bangladesh has, sadly, ended as expected: with the Test tour being indefinitely postponed.

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Bangladesh tour: Return of tour members set to cost Fawad Ahmed his Matador Cup spot

Making way: Fawad Ahmed

Jesse Hogan The expected influx of Australia's Test players into the state teams for the Matador Cup is set to trigger the dumping of Ashes squad member Fawad Ahmed from Victoria's squad.

Bangladesh tour closer to cancellation as Test players sent back to states

Jesse Hogan The prospect of Australia's Test players spending October playing on suburban Sydney grounds in the Matador Cup, rather than in Bangladesh in the now-imperilled Test series, has strengthened.

Australia tour of Bangladesh possible, but unlikely after adverse security advice

Alistair Nicholson:

Jesse Hogan Australia's players and officials have not given up on the Test series in Bangladesh.

Craig McDermott bullish on Pat Cummins' future despite another major injury blow

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Jesse Hogan Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott says he is comfortable with Pat Cummins' current bowling action and does not believe an overhaul of it is needed after he suffered the third major back injury...

Thrill of Pat Cummins fleeting, as serious injury again cruels pace ace

Jesse Hogan Pat Cummins' painstakingly long journey to prepare his body for the rigours of his express-pace bowling looked to have finished, based on his dazzling series in England.

Pat Cummins out of tour of Bangladesh with stress fractures in his back

Major appeal: Pat Cummins would form a potent combination with James Pattinson and Mitch Starc

Jesse Hogan Pace bowler Pat Cummins has been forced out of the Australian cricket team's tour of Bangladesh due to stress fractures in his back.

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Aaron Finch relishing glut of matches for Victoria as cricket season looms

Jesse Hogan Aaron Finch is bullish about the opportunity to play more matches for Victoria over the next two and a half months than he has managed for them in the past two and a half seasons.

Youth-only CA XI will beat expectations in Matador Cup, Greg Chappell predicts

Confident in squad: Greg Chappell.

Jesse Hogan Greg Chappell has dismissed the fears of incoming Victoria coach that the fledgling Cricket Australia XI team could be subject to some hefty thrashings in the Matador Cup, declaring the...