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

Darren Lehmann says Australia must start to win Tests away from home

Jesse Hogan, Johannesburg With the Ashes won, Darren Lehmann has outlined his next goal for his team.

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Darren Lehmann delighted as Australia has a field day in first Test

Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan One aspect of Australia's victory that coach Darren Lehmann was particularly happy with was a determined piece of fielding that would ordinarily have gone virtually unnoticed.

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann takes aim at top-order

Australian Coach, Darren Lehmann, looks on during day two of the second Test match between South Africa and Australia.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann says Australia must stop relying on its middle and lower order after South Africa's fast-bowlers made a bigger impact in 25 overs than Australia's made in 152.

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We need more from our top-order, says coach Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann says Australia must stop relying on its middle and lower order.

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Short rests will rejuvenate Australia's Test stars for one-dayers: Darren Lehmann

Coach Daren Lehmann

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann is hopeful a sprinkling of restings throughout the one-day series against England, starting with Mitch Johnson on Sunday, will be enough to sufficiently refresh Australia's weary Ashes...

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann already planning for one-day World Cup

Michael Clarke  and Darren Lehmann

Jesse Hogan The 2015 World Cup is likely out of sight for cricket fans still basking in Australia's Ashes victory - but Darren Lehmann and co cannot afford to let it be out of mind.

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Fast bowler Peter Siddle to chase more pace in bid for Test recall

Peter Siddle: the race for pace.

Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer...

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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.

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Australia in trouble as South Africa claim late wickets on day two of the second Test

Australia's captain Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan More sloppy South African fielding and an umpiring howler combined to allow Australia to finish day two in Port Elizabeth in trouble - but not in the dire straits - against the home team.

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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.

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Australian bowlers may be given break after demanding Test in South Africa

A tired Ryan Harris walks back to his mark on day four of the second Test.

Jesse Hogan Australia unlikely to play same fast-bowling attack in the third Test in Cape Town.

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Australia must score heavily in the first innings if it is to win the series against South Africa, says opener Chris Rogers

Kyle Abbott

Jesse Hogan In the past 12 months, Australia has reached 300 in the first innings in less than half its 15 Tests.

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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.

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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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Batsman Alex Doolan happy to play where he's put for debut

Alex Doolan

Jesse Hogan Prospective Test debutant has no interest in being shielded from South Africa's pace attack.

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Rain forces Australia to forgo warm-up match

Paceman Ryan Harris (right) was among those forced to go barefoot as rain swamped the players' hotel and training venue in Potchefstroom.

Jesse Hogan Australia will enter the three-Test series against South Africa without a practice match.

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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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South African captain Graeme Smith is a tower of strength at the top of the order

Graeme Smith.

Jesse Hogan While the South African captain, Graeme Smith did not endear himself to some in the old guard, Mike Hussey says he subsequently earned the Australians' respect.

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Who dares, wins in cricket, says coach Lehmann

Coach of Australia Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan Australia cricketers are not afraid to take risks and play to entertain, says Darren Lehman.

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The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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