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.

Glenn Maxwell's confidence returns ahead of World Cup

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...

Lively Leckie laments home goal that wasn't

Mathew Leckie gets past Fahad Alhajeri of Kuwait during the Asian Cup opener on Friday.

Jesse Hogan Mathew Leckie was poised to celebrate what would have been the greatest goal of his career, for the Socceroos in the city he grew up in, only to miss the opportunity as the ball he struck crashed off...

Cricket is fun again for in-form England exile Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen pulls a ball to the boundary during the game against the Sydney Sixers.

Jesse Hogan After nearly a year of media reports dominated by "Kevin Pietersen says...", it was refreshing that his blazing half-century earlier this week marked a return to what made the exiled England batsman...

KP goes into bat for fellow tall poppy Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell bowls during the match against the Sydney Sixers.

Jesse Hogan Kevin Pietersen has urged his Melbourne Stars teammate Glenn Maxwell not to shelve his cricketing flair in the aftermath of the torrent of public criticism he has endured in recent months.

Uncertainty lingers over Champions League for BBL finalists

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Jesse Hogan As the Big Bash League approaches its final fortnight Cricket Australia has been curiously coy on making any mention of the lucrative Twenty20 sister tournament they jointly own, the Champions League.

Stars looking bright ahead of Renegades rematch

Peter Siddle is confident the drainage at the MCG is good enough to ensure the match will go ahead as long as the rain holds off for a prolonged period on Saturday night.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars batsman Kevin Pietersen reckons the team may be peaking at the right time after sealing consecutive wins on the way to Saturday night's second Melbourne Big Bash League derby, against...

Coach challenges Renegades batsmen to lift for derby

Ben Stokes was in commanding form for the Renegades against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Renegades coach Simon Helmot's delight at Ben Stokes' swashbuckling debut is contrasted by his admission his other batsmen cannot afford to again ride on his coattails in Saturday night's...

James Faulkner deflects praise for holding nerve in Melbourne Stars' run chase

Keep calm and carry on: James Faulkner says his master plan is all about remembering

Jesse Hogan James Faulkner insists his master plan in times of crisis consists of little more than keep calm and remember to breathe, after he again dragged a team to victory in a stiff run chase.

Faulkner again the hero as Stars beat Sixers in super over

James Faulkner hits a boundary during the BBL game against Sydney Sixers at the MCG on Monday night.

Jesse Hogan The finishing crown long occupied by Michael Bevan has all but officially been passed to James Faulkner.

James Faulkner a 'no-brainer' for Test team, says Greg Shipperd

James Faulkner during his sole Test so far in 2013.

Jesse Hogan Veteran state coach Greg Shipperd reckons national selectors have "missed a trick" by ignoring James Faulkner for this summer's Tests, and that they should install him in the middle order alongside...

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NSW back in T20 final hunt after crushing Victoria

Jesse Hogan Faced with the prospect of losing an entire round of matches for the first time in eight years, NSW responded with a crushing 56-run victory over Victoria on Monday at the MCG that put them in a...

Callum Ferguson proving dependable for Redbacks and Renegades

Callum Ferguson says the biggest factor in his resurgence has been South Australia's appointment of former Redback Kim Harris as batting coach.

Jesse Hogan Callum Ferguson is yet to get a chance to build on the one-day career for Australia that was undermined by a serious knee injury, but his efforts since for South Australia and now Melbourne Renegades...

Dazzling BBL comeback boosts remodelled Pattinson

Red alert: James Pattinson is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Jacques Kallis.

Jesse Hogan James Pattinson's blistering return to playing will instil significant self-belief his new bowling action can ease pressure on his back without sacrificing his searing pace and swing, his Melbourne...

James Pattinson tears Sydney Thunder apart

James Pattinson raises his right arm in triumph after getting through the defences of Jacques Kallis.

Jesse Hogan All James Pattinson needed to do to elicit a smile from cricket fans after his comeback match, in the Big Bash League, was to bowl with decent pace and finish the game uninjured.

James Pattinson named for Renegades in BBL

All set to go again: James Pattinson.

Jesse Hogan Australian quick James Pattinson will take a major step in his return from a serious back injury when he plays for the Melbourne Renegades in the T20BBL on Tuesday night.

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Live: Australia v India, Boxing Day Test, day four

Ryan Harris celebrates after taking a caught and bowled to dismiss Ravi Ashwin of India on day three.

Jesse Hogan Join Jesse Hogan for all the day-four action from the MCG as Australia looks to put themselves in a strong position to pursue victory ahead of the final day.

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Live: Australia v India, Boxing Day Test, day three

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Jesse Hogan Join Jesse Hogan for all the day three action from the MCG as Australia look to increase their advantage over the tourists.

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Quiney hoping to spur Melbourne Stars to first win

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Jesse Hogan Rob Quiney is not one for sugarcoating. He knows the only reason he is getting a game for Melbourne Stars on Sunday night in Brisbane is because Kevin Pietersen is having a white Christmas back in...