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.

Harris repays selectors with brace of top-order wickets

Jesse Hogan The Australian selectors' faith in Ryan Harris for the series-deciding Test was vindicatedin emphatic style as the veteran paceman claimed two crucial scalps in the first session of day three.

Cricket

Hughes backs selectors on Haddin, Rogers

Brad Haddin.

Jesse Hogan and David Sygall Brad Haddin's recall as Test wicketkeeper and installation as vice-captain for the Ashes has earned Australia's selectors praise from former captain Kim Hughes.

Cricket

Australia A selectors favour all-rounders

Andrew McDonald

Jesse Hogan Australian selectors have pointedly shunned the most highly rated young player in that category, Mitch Marsh, for next week's Australia A match against South Africa.

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Wright hits selectors' table with a big bash

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09:  Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval on January 9, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan ANYONE who doubts the long-term significance of performances in domestic Twenty20 matches need only look at Luke Wright for an emphatic rebuttal.

Expensive Starc tests faith of selectors

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15:  Mitchell Starc of Australia bowls during day two of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 15, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan MITCHELL STARC must regain his accuracy in time for Sri Lanka's fourth-innings chase in the Hobart Test after he finished as Australia's most expensive Test bowler for the second consecutive innings.

One better than none: selectors

Costly runout: Usman Khawaja fails to ground his bat and is run out for three during the first one-day international against Sri Lanka at the MCG.

Jesse Hogan Usman Khawaja shunted from the one-day team and then the squad too.

Cricket

Injury to Lee a test for selectors

Brett Lee is expected to miss four to six weeks with a toe injury.

Jesse Hogan One-day international exiles Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus could be picked to replace Brett Lee.

Cricket

Cameron White rewarded with four-year contract extension

Robust form rewarded: Cameron White (right).

Jesse Hogan Cameron White is to set to finish his Victorian career rivalling Brad Hodge and Darren Berry for most appearances after his robust form was rewarded.

Cricket

Peter Siddle will bounce back, says Shane Warne

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Shane Warne has downplayed the implications of Siddle's omission from the third Test.

Cricket

Australia takes command of third Test against South Africa

Mitch Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Australia hold a 234-run lead over South Africa at stumps on day three of the Test series decider and are well placed to record their greatest achievement under the captaincy of Michael Clarke.

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Faf du Plessis shows wrong way to have ball in third Test

Rob Forsaith and Jesse Hogan The flash point of an oft-heated three-Test series between Australia and South Africa came in Cape Town.

Patched-up Ryan Harris shows his mettle in Test cauldron

Jesse Hogan Yes, his knee was stuffed. Yes, he was bowling worse than at any stage of his late-blooming international career.

Cricket

Steve Smith cementing his place in Australian side

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith is on track to become a permanent fixture of the Australian team.

Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

On fire ... a resurgent Mitchell Johnson took 12 South African wickets in the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

Cricket

Shane Watson must bowl to win back Test place: Michael Clarke

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan The ability of Shane Watson to bowl in Tests has always been a preference for national selectors when picking him. Now, it is a prerequisite.

Cricket

Shane Watson resumes bowling in bid for Third Test berth

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan Shane Watson has begun his bid to be ready for next week's series-ending Test against South Africa in Cape Town by resuming bowling after a three-week hiatus caused by a calf injury.

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Cricket

Pace workload might prompt Watson recall

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan All-rounder may be needed because of toil imposed on specialist seamers in second Test.

Cricket

Shane Watson to enter fray for decider as Shaun Marsh or Alex Doolan face axe

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan With one of Australia's batsmen likely to make way for the return of Shane Watson in the deciding Test in Cape Town, captain Michael Clarke joked that on form it should be him.

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Cricket

Shane Watson is on target to take up his new role as a Test all-rounder

Jesse Hogan Shane Watson concedes he does not deserve to play as a specialist batsman.

Cricket

Ryan Harris eager for Shane Watson to bolster over-worked attack

Watson

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris implores Australian selectors to rush Shane Watson back into the Test team for series-deciding match.

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