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.

Mitchell Johnson aims to keep past behind him

Jesse Hogan After a dominant Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson is feared and revered - just as he was almost five years ago, when he was part of a team that inflicted a memorable series defeat on South Africa.

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Mitchell Johnson's wow factor could shock Proteas, says Craig McDermott

Mitchell Johnson looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Jesse Hogan South Africa beware – Mitchell Johnson could be even better than he was against England.

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Mitchell Johnson still wary of de Villiers

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Mitchell Johnson says the continuing presence of the world's top-ranked batsman, A.B. de Villiers, at the crease would ensure Australia did not get carried away from having South Africa stricken at...

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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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Mitchell Johnson's seven-wicket stunner

Mitchell Johnson.

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

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A.B. de Villiers says Proteas must choke down fear to combat Mitchell Johnson

Take that: Mitchell Johnson lets Robin Peterson know who is in charge.

Jesse Hogan A.B. de Villiers says his teammates must put their bodies on the line against the left-hander.

Michael Clarke hails Mitchell Johnson's unbridled hostility

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan A beaming Michael Clarke has hailed Mitchell Johnson's 12-wicket haul as key to Australia inflicting a 281-run thrashing on top-ranked South Africa, its first home loss in more than two years.

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Mitchell Johnson unstoppable as Australia thrash South Africa to take series lead

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan The incomparable fast-bowling of Mitch Johnson has inspired Australia to a 281-run thrashing of the world’s number-one Test team, South Africa, on its own turf.

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South Africans just can't handle Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan But for pace alone there was little between Mitchell Johnson and Morne Morkel.

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Mitchell Johnson only threat to Michael Clarke for Allan Border Medal

Michael Clarke with his wife, Kyly, at the 2013 Allan Border Medal ceremony.

Jesse Hogan Captain's consistency across series in England and India should see him win.

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Mitchell Johnson's mojo risin'

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan THREE years before Mitch Johnson dragged Australia back into Ashes contention at the Gabba he was at the same venue at one of his lowest career ebbs.

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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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David Warner's ball-tampering slurs rile South Africa's coach

South African coach Russell Domingo.

Jesse Hogan South Africa coach Russell Domingo condemns David Warner for making ball-tampering inferences against his team, but says the slurs will motivate his team on Saturday.

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David Warner's ball-tampering gibe fires up South Africa for third Test

Jesse Hogan Cape Town South African coach Russell Domingo has condemned David Warner for making ball-tampering inferences against his team, but argued the slurs would entrench the home team's advantage for the...

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Australia hopes to reverse series swing

Brad Haddin has his middle stump uprooted by Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan, Cape Town A series-deciding match away to the world's best team on a surface expected to help its key batting and bowling nemesis, reverse swing - if Michael Clarke is daunted by such a prospect in Cape Town...

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Mitch Johnson happy to be the intimidator in South Africa

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Fast bowler's confidence high as he and teammates prepare in heavy rain for a warm-up match.

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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.