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.


South Africa's A.B. de Villiers the ultimate all-rounder

Jesse Hogan Villiers excelled at, among other sports, golf, tennis and rugby before deciding to grace cricket with his presence. But the world's No.


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.

Pitch can swing it: Sri Lankans

Kumar Sangakkara

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


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.


Sangakkara's ton of motivation

Kumar Sangakkara

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

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   

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.

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.


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.


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.


Warne may bow out of Bash

Shane Warne

Jesse Hogan The Melbourne Stars accept the possibility that a second Big Bash League season without Champions League qualification for Shane Warne, plus his imminent threat of a second suspension, will diminish...

Live Ashes

Live: Day three, first Ashes Test, England v Australia, Trent Bridge

The Ashes 2013

Jesse Hogan England resumes on day three on 2-80 in their second innings, an overall lead of 15 runs.

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All eyes on Clarke

Test captain Michael Clarke is one of Australia's best hopes in the ICC awards.

Jesse Hogan Australia's hopes of success at ICC annual awards rest on Michael Clarke, Jess Cameron and James Pattinson.

Mahela puts his hand up

Back on deck: Mahela Jayawardene couldn't say no to being Sri Lanka's skipper again.

Jesse Hogan Having three captains within a year is proof that all is not rosy with Sri Lankan cricket.


In sizzling form

Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Jesse Hogan picks the top 10 Australian performances of 2011-12.