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.


First-day honours to Australia as Lankan pacemen miss the mark

Jesse Hogan GOING by the scorecards, Michael Clarke was taking a risk when he chose to bat first at Bellerive, given the three first-class matches that preceded the opening Test against Sri Lanka produced an...

Lankan bowlers urged to work in tandem

Chanaka Weledegara

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Sri Lanka's only day-one wicket-taker, Chanaka Welegedara, says he and his teammates must start bowling well in partnerships, rather than just in isolation, to prevent Australia's batsmen extending...

Risk pays off for Clarke

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan, Hobart Going by the scorecards, Michael Clarke was taking a risk when he chose to bat first at Bellerive Oval, given the three first-class matches that preceded the series-opening Test against Sri Lanka...

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.

Hosts ravaged by injury, but tourists still face tough ask

Mitchell Starc

Jesse Hogan SRI LANKA must chase a target more than 10 times greater than their record outside the subcontinent to consign Australia to Test defeat in Hobart for a second year in a row.

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.


Questions remain on pace quartet

Mitchell Starc celebrates after taking the wicket of Angelo Mathews.

Jesse Hogan, Sydney Just as the rich are lampooned sometimes for having more money than they know what to do with, Australia captain Michael Clarke could be considered to have been over-endowed with pacemen.

Short and sharp: glut of quicks has Clarke slashing spells


Jesse Hogan JUST as some rich folk are lampooned as having so much money they do not know know what to do with it all, Australian captain Michael Clarke could be considered to have been over-laden with pacemen.

Young left-handers squander tons, but have hosts riding in right direction

Australian vs Sri Lanka third cricket test  day 2 at the SCG.David Warner batting for AustraliaPhotography Brendan Espositosmh,4th January,2013

Jesse Hogan PRAISE him for what he did or damn him for not doing it for long enough?

Tails you lose for Sri Lanka

Australians celebrate

Jesse Hogan THE tale of two tails is an explanation of why Matthew Wade will leave Sydney with a maiden home Test century to his name and why Sri Lanka will, barring a Fanie de Villiers-type effort from one of...

Lower order's grit sways Test

Jesse Hogan Australia's tail proves to be the main difference between the two sides at the SCG.


Hussey guides Australia to 3-0 win

Jackson Bird is congratulated by Michael Hussey.

Jesse Hogan Mike Hussey has finished his international career in a situation he is well accustomed to: playing an influential role in shepherding his team to victory.

Ultimate team man plays a final, selfless role to lead Australia to victory

The Australian team with the trophy

Jesse Hogan Mike Hussey finishes his international career shepherding his team to victory.

A fitting end to dependable career

mike hussey

Jesse Hogan MIKE HUSSEY finished his international career in a situation he was used to: playing an influential role in shepherding his team to victory.

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.


Injured Clarke may miss key clash

Injury blow: Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Captain sprained right ankle in a fielding drill at Bellerive on Tuesday morning.