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.

Cricket

Dale Steyn returns from injury ready to test Australia

South Africa's Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Any hope Australia had that Dale Steyn could be sidelined or at least hampered by injury for the start of its Test series against South Africa looks set to thwarted.

Cricket

Dale Steyn will be fit for Australia: Allan Donald

Jesse Hogan Dale Steyn on track to be injury-free by the time its series against Australia begins next week.

Cricket

South Africa get a boost from return of AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Jesse Hogan The injury cloud hanging over two of South Africa's key players has lifted, with A.B. de Villiers joining Dale Steyn in making an encouraging return to action before next week's first Test against...

Cricket

Dale Steyn hits back as Australia is routed in second Test

Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann was never going to be doing handstands after again watching his team lose nine last-session wickets to crash to defeat, just as it had during the winter Ashes series.

Michael Clarke sorry for being 'out of line' in Dale Steyn spat

Clarke

Jesse Hogan Australia captain Michael Clarke has apologised for being "out of line" in a spat with Dale Steyn in the tense finish to the series-ending Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Cricket

Michael Clarke apologises for being 'out of line' with Dale Steyn

Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Australian captain apologises for being 'out of line' in a spat with Dale Steyn.

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Ryan Harris grits his teeth for South African win, vows to return after surgery

Australia's Ryan Harris will have extensive surgery on his return to Australia.

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris admits he was 'ridiculously sore' in final South Africa match.

Cricket

Ryan Harris says Australia's tight-knit team in good shape before first Test

Ryan Harris

Jesse Hogan Australian paceman downplays significance of team missing out on its only practice match.

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Hobbling Ryan Harris the hero as Australia snatches victory

Harris

Jesse Hogan It took until the last half-hour of the last session, but Australia has finally banished the demons of Adelaide with a stunning 245-run victory in Cape Town.

Cricket

Vernon Philander can be tamed and the Australians are the team to do it, says David Warner

David Warner says the previous series against Australia proved Vernon Philander could be tamed.

Jesse Hogan Australian opener says batsmen eager to punish the world's top-ranked bowler.

Cricket

Rain halts Australia's reign in Cape Town

Clarke

Jesse Hogan Unrelenting rain has halted Australia's bid to become the first touring team in five years to score 500 runs in South Africa.

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Australia made its own luck in landmark series win in South Africa

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan There was nothing lucky about Australia’s series triumph in South Africa.

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Cricket

Australian Test opener David Warner vows to go to the next level

Fine balance: David Warner will respect the Proteas bowlers, but will still punish anything loose and in his zone.

Jesse Hogan Dynamic opener David Warner is taking a leaf or two out of the Chris Rogers playbook.

Cricket

Protea expects Henriques to play first Test

Moises Henriques.

Jesse Hogan South Africa spinner Robin Peterson is convinced Moises Henriques will fill one of the two vacancies in the Australian batting order for the first Test, as insurance in case one of its seamers breaks...

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Cricket

South Africa determined to break home drought against Australia

Hashim Amla.

Jesse Hogan Hashim Amla says South Africa's inability to beat Australia at home in a Test series since its readmission to world cricket more than 20 years ago is a motivation, rather than a burden.

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Test captain Michael Clarke has sights set on 'away' win over South Africa

Michael Clarke speaks to the media before an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan Australia's mantra of the past week has been that its home-summer Ashes win is no longer relevant.

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Shaun Marsh firms for Test berth

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan Shaun Marsh looks set to snare Australia's final batting vacancy for the first Test against South Africa.

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Cricket

Shaun Marsh holds firm as Australia steadies after early losses against South Africa

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 12:  Shaun Marsh of Australia bats during day one of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 12, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Last-minute inclusion keeps Australia in the game after being put into bat.

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Steve Smith lauds Shaun Marsh after epic partnership saved Australia in the First Test against South Africa

Steve Smith celebrates Shaun Marsh's century.

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith has hailed the temperament of Shaun Marsh for his stoic unbeaten century.

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Australia in strong position despite loss of Rogers

Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan South Africa pace leader Dale Steyn struck a second-over blow against Australia as he attempted to lead the recovery from his team's 191-run first-innings deficit.