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

Let the willow wielding commence

Jesse Hogan Here is your comprehensive analysis of each Big Bash League team along with individual strengths, weaknesses and season predictions.

Cricket

Renegades hope to put Thunder in a spin to reach Big Bash semi-finals

Fawad Ahmed.

Jesse Hogan Fawad Ahmed is in contention to play his first match in six weeks.

Cricket

At last, Sydney Thunder breaks run of BBL losses

Sydney Thunder's Gurinder Sandhu celebrates after taking a catch off his own bowling to dismiss Peter Nevill of the Renegades.

Jesse Hogan Sydney Thunder finally wins a Big Bash League match - and in the most emphatic fashion.

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

Sangakkara's ton of motivation

Kumar Sangakkara

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

Mathews anointed next Sri Lankan skipper

Sri Lankan batsman Angelo Mathews.

Jesse Hogan Angelo Mathews has been cited as Sri Lanka’s likely next captain after current leader Mahela Jayawardene confirmed he would relinquish the captaincy after the current Test and limited-overs tour of...

Cricket

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

Australian batsman Michael Clarke drives a ball from the Sri Lankan bowling on the first day of the first cricket Test match in Hobart on December 14, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/William WEST   IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

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...

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   
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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.

Expensive Starc tests faith of selectors

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15:  Mitchell Starc of Australia bowls during day two of the First Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena on December 15, 2012 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan MITCHELL STARC must regain his accuracy in time for Sri Lanka's fourth-innings chase in the Hobart Test after he finished as Australia's most expensive Test bowler for the second consecutive innings.

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.

Starc has to hit the target

Mitch Starc

Jesse Hogan Pressure on left-armer after he finishes as most expensive for second consecutive innings.

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.

Cricket

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.

Ruthless streak missing despite dominant display

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Jesse Hogan DAY one of the Boxing Day Test was, at least until the finals drinks break, set to be a triumph for Australia with bat and ball.

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.

Cricket

Sri Lanka bats itself back into contention

Matthew Wade.

Jesse Hogan Australia's unusually large bowling attack is again under scrutiny as Sri Lanka bats steadily, trailing Australia by just eight runs at tea.

Cricket

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.