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

Jason Gillespie backs Australia to 'belt' thin-on-spin Proteas

Vernon Philander

Jesse Hogan Australia backed to become the first team in five years to beat South Africa in a Test series.

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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.

Cricket

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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Mitchell Johnson strikes to leave South Africa in trouble at stumps

Mitch

Jesse Hogan Mitchell Johnson claims three vital wickets in an opening spell at Centurion Park that was as hostile as anything he produced during the Ashes.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson's seven-wicket stunner

Mitchell Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Express pace and an awkward action can render technique secondary to preservation.

Cricket

A.B. De Villiers has no head for figures

AB de Villiers of South Africa

Jesse Hogan De Villiers is not just modest about his achievements - he is downright dismissive of them.

Cricket

South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

Cricket

South Africa's Test cricket leadership dilemma

AB de Villiers.

Jesse Hogan Nothing can prepare a cricket team for losing a total of 281 Tests' experience in the space of nine and a half weeks.

Cricket

Underwhelming bowler Vernon Philander backed by Proteas' coach

Vernon Philander

Jesse Hogan South Africa coach Russell Domingo has leapt to the defence of Vernon Philander after the paceman's second consecutive underwhelming series.

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Cricket

Watson preferred, but all-rounders are all around

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan AUSTRALIA will draw confidence for their looming Tests against South Africa from their ability to crush India last summer without an all-rounder, captain Michael Clarke says.

Wade named in first Test team

Matthew Wade.

Jesse Hogan Matthew Wade's elevation to first-choice wicketkeeper in all formats was confirmed this morning as he was named ahead of Brad Haddin in Australia's 12-man squad.

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Cricket

Sangakkara's ton of motivation

Kumar Sangakkara

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

Live Ashes

Live: Day one, second Ashes Test, England v Australia, Lord's

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: James Pattinson of Australia bowls watched by Joe Root of England during day one of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Join Jesse Hogan for coverage of the opening day's play from Lord's.

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