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.

Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

North re-emerges after career crisis

Jesse Hogan What does a 34-year-old who has plundered a Test century on debut against the might of South Africa still have to prove, long after he has given up hope of an international recall? As Marcus North...

Cricket

Ben Rohrer's career has taken off since joining the Renegades

Ben Rohrer

Jesse Hogan Ben Rohrer has returned to his short-term home with belated but major career recognition.

Cricket

Why George Bailey had to go

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan The selection of George Bailey for the Ashes was a worthwhile experiment. But selectors have picked the right time to abandon it.

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Mitchell Johnson aims to keep past behind him

Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson arrive at Johannesburg airport last Wednesday.

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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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.

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

Vernon Philander can be tamed and the Australians are the team to do it, says David Warner

David Warner says the previous series against Australia proved Vernon Philander could be tamed.

Jesse Hogan Australian opener says batsmen eager to punish the world's top-ranked bowler.

Cricket

Dale Steyn will be fit for Australia: Allan Donald

Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan Dale Steyn on track to be injury-free by the time its series against Australia begins next week.

Cricket

South Africa get a boost from return of AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn

Jesse Hogan The injury cloud hanging over two of South Africa's key players has lifted, with A.B. de Villiers joining Dale Steyn in making an encouraging return to action before next week's first Test against...

Cricket

Australian Test opener David Warner vows to go to the next level

Fine balance: David Warner will respect the Proteas bowlers, but will still punish anything loose and in his zone.

Jesse Hogan Dynamic opener David Warner is taking a leaf or two out of the Chris Rogers playbook.

Cricket

Protea expects Henriques to play first Test

Moises Henriques.

Jesse Hogan South Africa spinner Robin Peterson is convinced Moises Henriques will fill one of the two vacancies in the Australian batting order for the first Test, as insurance in case one of its seamers breaks...

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Shaun Marsh firms for Test berth

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan Shaun Marsh looks set to snare Australia's final batting vacancy for the first Test against South Africa.

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Shaun Marsh holds firm as Australia steadies after early losses against South Africa

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 12:  Shaun Marsh of Australia bats during day one of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 12, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan Last-minute inclusion keeps Australia in the game after being put into bat.

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Shaun Marsh proves his grit, and worth, on day one of first Test against South Africa

Shaun Marsh celebrates his century.

Jesse Hogan That Shaun Marsh is back in Australia's Test team is an outcome he feared would never happen again.

Cricket

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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Steve Smith lauds Shaun Marsh after epic partnership saved Australia in the First Test against South Africa

Steve Smith celebrates Shaun Marsh's century.

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith has hailed the temperament of Shaun Marsh for his stoic unbeaten century.

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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.

Cricket

Milestones for Warner, Doolan as Australia thrives in South Africa

David Warner of Australia is congratulated by teammate Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan An unbeaten 150-plus partnership between David Warner and Alex Doolan has put Australia on course to set South Africa a mammoth victory target at stumps on day 3.

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