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.

Ashes 2015: Brad Haddin out of squad, flies home early for personal reasons

Jesse Hogan Brad Haddin has been granted an early release from Australia's Ashes squad and is flying home from what will almost certainly be his last tour with the national team.

Jess Jonassen leads Australian rally in 2015 women's Ashes

On fire: Jess Jonassen in action in Canterbury.

Jesse Hogan Jess Jonassen is on the verge of a memorable century on debut having rescued Australia from the depths of a day one horror show in the one-off women's Ashes Test.

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers and David Warner set to finish among Australia's best Test openers

Chris Rogers.

Jesse Hogan The opening combination which would never have begun had selectors not shelved their reservations about age is set to conclude as one of the most successful in Australian Test history.

Ashes 2015: David Warner rejects Ian Healy claim that WAGs distracted players

David Warner

Jesse Hogan David Warner told former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy why he was wrong to suggest off-field distractions for players, primarily the presence of their partners of tour, were to blame for their...

Ashes 2015: IPL coach Tom Moody urges David Warner's elevation to Test vice-captain

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan The coach who elevated David Warner to captain in this year's IPL has urged Cricket Australia to make him deputy to prospective Test captain Steve Smith.

Ashes 2015: CA could use Dukes ball before 2019 Ashes to help solve swing woes

The Dukes Test ball.

Jesse Hogan Cricket Australia could use Dukes-brand cricket ball in the Sheffield Shield, as strongly advocated by Ricky Ponting, in the 18 months leading up to the 2019 Ashes series in a bid to help the Test...

Melbourne Renegades adamant Chris Gayle will be fit well before BBL season

Jesse Hogan The Melbourne Renegades are supremely confident marquee signing Chris Gayle will make a full recovery from back surgery well before this summer's Big Bash League.

Ashes 2015: Big challenges, but bigger opportunities for Steve Smith as captain

Caught unawares: Rod Marsh and Steve Smith.

Jesse Hogan Just because Steve Smith is the only option to take over take over from Michael Clarke does not mean he is not the right – even the ideal – next Australia Test captain.

Nathan Coulter-Nile set for international return in England limited-overs series

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Jesse Hogan Fast-bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile is expected to join Australia's squad for the post-Ashes limited-overs series against England, marking his international return from the hamstring injury late last...

Women's Ashes 2015: Jess Jonassen, Kristen Beams set to debut for Australia in Test

Call-up: All-rounder Jess Jonassen is poised for a baggy green

Jesse Hogan Jess Jonassen and Kristen Beams are poised to earn baggy green caps with Australia mulling a three-strong spin attack for the women's Ashes Test against England starting on Tuesday.

Women's Ashes: 'Gritty' Alex Blackwell savouring unprecedented 200th appearance

Alex Blackwell, in her Sydney Thunder kit

Jesse Hogan Australian cricket owes a big thank you to Wayne Cook. The schoolteacher's intervention in the early 1990s to create a girls cricket team in Griffith began a career path that will see Alex Blackwell...

Ashes 2015: Darren Lehmann admits mistakes, laments squad picked so far in advance

Gutted: Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson walk from the ground during day two of the 4th Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann has admitted Australia's selectors erred in not playing an all-rounder in the Trent Bridge Test, and that their 2015 Ashes performance has been a regression from 2013, amid frustration...

Ashes 2015: Test changes loom as Darren Lehmann concedes Australia back to 'square one'

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has hit back on Twitter after a seemingly innocent question about EPL tickets.

Jesse Hogan Australian selectors will keep faith with their current squad, and Michael Clarke as captain, for the series-ending Ashes Test at the Oval.

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Ashes 2015: Australia must use Dukes ball, says Ricky Ponting

12032015 News Photo: Che Baker/FairfaxNZ Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting at Milbrook Resort this morning ahead of the New Zealand Open tomorrow. Ponting, a scratch golfer, was considered a leading contender in the Celebrity Challenge at the open, which he will play alongside other international cricket and rugby stars.

Jesse Hogan Ricky Ponting says Australia must confront their weakness against swing-bowling by embracing the Dukes-brand ball.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke defends timing of retirement announcement

Defeated Australia captain Michael Clarke, right, shakes the hand of England captain Alastair Cook.

Jesse Hogan Triumphant England captain Alastair Cook has hailed Michael Clarke a "fine servant" of Australian cricket.

Ashes 2015: Retiring Clarke to get farewell Test as endorses Smith to take over

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke has given a warm endorsement of Steve Smith as his successor as he begins preparing to captain Australian for a 47th and final time to end an Ashes series now officially lost to...

Ashes 2015: England ruthlessly finish off Australia to emphatically regain urn

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Mark Wood of England celebrates after taking the wicket of Josh Hazlewood of Australia during day three of the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015 in Nottingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Australia's first loss by an innings away to England for 30 years has seen them officially surrender the Ashes and be condemned to a fourth consecutive tour defeat to England on the road.

Ashes 2015: Pressure mounts on Clarke as poor Ashes extends lean scoring run

Jesse Hogan The previous time an Australian captain produced so few runs in an Ashes series Michael Clarke was the beneficiary of it, elevated to one of the most - if not the most - prestigious on-field position...

Women's Ashes: Big scores to openers leave Southern Stars well placed for Test

Jesse Hogan The most conspicuous item on the Southern Stars' to-do list before the women's Ashes Test, getting their openers to regain form, has been ticked off with a century to Nicole Bolton in their final...

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke to retire from Test cricket

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Australia's Michael Clarke looks dejected 
Reuters / Philip Brown

Jesse Hogan The first casualty of Australia's disastrous Ashes campaign in England has emerged, with beleaguered captain Michael Clarke to retire at the end of the series.

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