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

Melbourne Stars' pace attack gets boost in lieu of spin

Melbourne Stars

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars will boast a bolstered pace attack when they face Melbourne Renegades.

Cricket

Big Bash League: Cameron White dominates in Melbourne Stars' victory

Cameron White

Jesse Hogan The script was familiar, eerily so for Melbourne Stars. Aaron Finch, often so tortured with a red ball, was in a red uniform and was back to inflicting torture on his green-clad rivals in a Melbourne...

Strikers still hopeful of BBL success this season: coach

Jesse Hogan Adelaide coach Darren Berry says his team's "humiliating" eight-wicket mauling at the hands of the Melbourne Stars on Thursday night has not dashed his hopes of Big Bash League success this season.

Cricket

Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars thrash Adelaide Strikers

Glenn Maxwell.

Jesse Hogan If this match at the MCG was a boxing bout the referee would have halted it before the end of the first round.

Cricket

Stars shine on with a win over Hobart

Luke Wright

Jesse Hogan Typically brisk 52 from Luke Wright leads Melbourne Stars to seventh consecutive BBL win.

Cricket

Stars depth a luxury as Wright bats without fear

Three-peat: Luke Wright on the way to his third top score in a row.

Jesse Hogan Leading BBL scorer also has an excellent strike rate of 155.03.

Cricket

Shortage dims Melbourne Stars' outlook

Mohammad Hafeez.

Jesse Hogan BBL ladder leader sweating on the availability of Mohammad Hafeez for match against Perth, as it is unlikely to be able to field a full team without him.

Cricket

Brad Hodge hopeful of return from knee injury for Big Bash League start

Brad Hodge

Jesse Hogan A week after Brad Hodge's career seemed in peril, after a brutal on-field collision with Shane Watson, the limited-overs specialist is optimistic he will recover from the resulting knee injury in...

Cricket

Dilshan could be target of BBL teams

Tillakaratne Dilshan comforts his wife, Manjula Thilini, after she broke down when he announced his retirement from Test cricket in Colombo.

Jesse Hogan Tillakaratne Dilshan has re-emerged as a Big Bash League target.

Cricket

Windies great Richards joins Stars as mentor

Class act: Viv Richards will work with the Melbourne Stars.

Jesse Hogan Desperation to fulfil club's lofty on-field expectations emphasised by bolstering of off-field hierarchy.

Wright hits selectors' table with a big bash

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 09:  Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval on January 9, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan ANYONE who doubts the long-term significance of performances in domestic Twenty20 matches need only look at Luke Wright for an emphatic rebuttal.

Cricket

Malinga warms up for Big Bash

Lasith Malinga.

Jesse Hogan Wes Robinson was better placed than most Footscray-Edgewater club-level batsmen to withstand the fearsome bowler they were confronted with on Sunday.

Cricket

Spin kings set to have a bash as Stars face Renegades

Shane Warne.

Jesse Hogan Just over 20 years since Shane Warne and Muthiah Muralidaran first faced each other on rival teams, the spin legends will do so again on Friday night as the Big Bash League season opens in Melbourne.

Big, brash: How your team will fare this season

Big Bash league.

Jesse Hogan and Andrew Wu Your guide to the upcoming Big Bash series, Australia's premier T20 tournament.

Cricket

Stars' chance to shine

Nevill

Jesse Hogan The Melbourne Stars are bracing for the biggest test of their lofty reputation.

Cricket

Renegades' punt on O'Brien pays off

Aaron O'Brien

Jesse Hogan As of Friday the left-arm finger-spinner was sitting second on the BBL season wicket tally.

Remaking the Renegades

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan The Melbourne Renegades are reaping the rewards of changes on and off the field.

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.

Samuels' loss could yet fulfil a dream

Former asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed

Jesse Hogan Former asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed expected to play for Renegades.

Star's loss speeds up debut for spinner

Fawad Ahmed

Jesse Hogan FORMER asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed is expected to make his Australian domestic debut on Wednesday night as part of the Melbourne Renegades' strategy of overcoming the loss of star import Marlon Samuels.