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.

Pitch can swing it: Sri Lankans

Kumar Sangakkara

Jesse Hogan Visitors believe Australia's pace advantage can be nullified by exploiting helpful bowling conditions.

Cricket

Sri Lankans see Hobart as a test of bowling skill, not speed

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Nuwan Kulasekara of Sri Lanka appeals but fails to get a wicket during the second One Day International Final series match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval on March 6, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan AUSTRALIA's pace advantage in the Hobart Test can be nullified if the Sri Lankans can better exploit the anticipated helpful conditions, Kumar Sangakkara believes.

Cricket

Sangakkara's ton of motivation

Kumar Sangakkara

Jesse Hogan If international cricket was a kingdom, Kumar Sangakkara would be a senior royal.

Mathews anointed next Sri Lankan skipper

Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews.

Jesse Hogan Angelo Mathews has been cited as Sri Lanka’s likely next captain after current leader Mahela Jayawardene confirmed he would relinquish the captaincy after the current Test and limited-overs tour of...

Cricket

First-day honours to Australia as Lankan pacemen miss the mark

Australian batsman Michael Clarke drives a ball from the Sri Lankan bowling on the first day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 14, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Jesse Hogan GOING by the scorecards, Michael Clarke was taking a risk when he chose to bat first at Bellerive, given the three first-class matches that preceded the opening Test against Sri Lanka produced an...

Lankan bowlers urged to work in tandem

Chanaka Weledegara

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Sri Lanka's only day-one wicket-taker, Chanaka Welegedara, says he and his teammates must start bowling well in partnerships, rather than just in isolation, to prevent Australia's batsmen extending...

Even top order has Australians on top

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey celebrates his century against Sri Lanka.

Jesse Hogan Most even Test batting performance for a while puts team in dominant position.

Batsmen come to party at last

Australia's batsman Mike Hussey (R) celebrates his century against Sri Lanka as teammate Matthew Wade (L) looks on during the second day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 15, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   
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Jesse Hogan Australia's most even Test batting performance in almost three years has put them in a dominant position in the series-opening Test against Sri Lanka.

Siddle leads the way in an all-round disciplined display

Peter Siddle

Jesse Hogan IF AUSTRALIA emerge from Hobart with their first Test win of the summer it will be reward for doing the little things - rotating the strike with the bat, stifling scoring with the ball - better than...

Slowly but surely the wheel turns

Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka during day three of the First Test match.

Jesse Hogan If Australia emerges from Hobart with its first Test win of the summer, it will be a reward for doing the little things.

Clarke limps, Australia chases win

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Australia needs eight final-day wickets in Hobart to record its first Test win of the summer against Sri Lanka, but will have to do it with Ben Hilfenhaus and Michael Clarke both shackled by injury.

Hosts ravaged by injury, but tourists still face tough ask

Mitchell Starc

Jesse Hogan SRI LANKA must chase a target more than 10 times greater than their record outside the subcontinent to consign Australia to Test defeat in Hobart for a second year in a row.

Desperate skipper grabs a win

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18:  Mitchell Starc of Australia celebrates taking the final wicket of Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka during day five of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 18, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Australia pulls off a win almost at the death after gutsy resistance by Sri Lanka.

Been there, won this: Clarke's men learn from past fall

Matthew Wade

Jesse Hogan WHEN Michael Clarke elected to bring on Matthew Wade to bowl the last over before tea on Tuesday, his will to win appeared questionable.

Cricket

Australia snatches dramatic win

Peter Siddle

Jesse Hogan Australian bowlers have delivered a decisive final-session performance against Sri Lanka to secure its first Test win of the summer.

Cricket

Lankans brace for hostilities

Michael Clarke has a fitness test in the nets.

Jesse Hogan Mahela Jayawardene relishes prospect of hostile MCG crowd seeking retribution against Sri Lanka for recent ball-tampering accusations against Victorian paceman Peter Siddle.

Bowlers hardly raise sweat

Australian cricketers celebrate their win over Sri Lanka.

Jesse Hogan When Australia's selectors next meet, they will not be able to use Boxing Day Test as a crutch for their decision.

Tails you lose for Sri Lanka

Australians celebrate

Jesse Hogan THE tale of two tails is an explanation of why Matthew Wade will leave Sydney with a maiden home Test century to his name and why Sri Lanka will, barring a Fanie de Villiers-type effort from one of...

One-day wonders step in to give Lankans positive vibe

Sri Lanka cricketer Ajantha Mendis delivers the ball during a practise session at the Galle International Stadium in Galle on August 30, 2011. Sri Lanka will play Australia starting on August 31 in the first of three test matches. AFP PHOTO/ Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI

Jesse Hogan SRI LANKA will start the ODI series comforted by the fact their achievements in 50-over cricket in Australia easily trump their poor Test record Down Under.

Jayawardene keen to end captaincy on a high

Mahela Jayawardene.

Jesse Hogan Veteran would relish chance to end his international captaincy career with ODI series win.