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

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.

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...

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Hughes sets Sri Lanka a hard target

Hughes

Jesse Hogan A second century within a fortnight from Phillip Hughes was pivotal in Australia winning its final ODI against Sri Lanka to salvage a two-all series draw.

Sri Lanka claim Twenty20 series after tense finish

Sri Lanka v Australia

Jesse Hogan AUSTRALIAN selectors should feel relieved the next World Twenty20 is still 14 months away, as the national team's bid to belatedly succeed in the shortest format remains a flawed one.

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Worthy Sri Lanka buoyed for Test return

Sri Lankan supporters

Jesse Hogan Sri Lanka's players have cause to be enthusiastic about their Test return next summer.

Mitch Johnson, Peter Siddle set for Pakistan Test series

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson is the only paceman from Australia's last Test, in Cape Town in March, fit to face Pakistan, with Ryan Harris (knee) and James Pattinson (back) still recuperating.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson will be fit to lead Australia's Test bowling attack next month against Pakistan and is highly likely to be supported by a rejuvenated Peter Siddle.

Test debut looms for Mitch Marsh after Shane Watson injury

The Marsh brothers: Mitch (left) and sibling Shaun.

Jesse Hogan The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.

Australia hopeful Michael Clarke will be fit for Pakistan Tests

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke is on track to play in next month's first Test against Pakistan, Cricket Australia says, despite its edict restricting him from running for at least a fortnight.

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Australia beats India to win first ODI

finch

Jesse Hogan Australia's bid to become the world's top-ranked one-day nation has started with a 72-run upset win over India in the series-opening clash in Pune.

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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

Marsh has more to prove

Chief Australian selector John Inverarity has confirmed that Shaun Marsh (above) is a contender to play in the Ashes.

Jesse Hogan Australia's Test batting enigma desperate to justify being back in contention for a Test berth by closing the chasm between his best and worst form stints.

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Captain Alistair Cook says England can fight back in Perth

England captain Alastair Cook.

Jesse Hogan Alastair Cook is imploring his team to show in Perth it can play a good game as well as talk it.

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Clarke learns how to use snick system to advantage

Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Lessons have been learned in the three-month gap between Ashes series.

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Let the willow wielding commence

Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars

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

Cricket

Doug Bollinger is back in form and waiting for a chance at Test cricket again

Imparting wisdom: Doug Bollinger gives Mitch Johnson a few pointers at training on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Left-armer will play on Boxing Day only if Ryan Harris' temperamental knee worsens.

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Melbourne Renegades batsmen need to get act together - fast

Jesse Hogan The next week will determine whether Renegades are a legitimate BBL improver.

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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.

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Short rests will rejuvenate Australia's Test stars for one-dayers: Darren Lehmann

Coach Daren Lehmann

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann is hopeful a sprinkling of restings throughout the one-day series against England, starting with Mitch Johnson on Sunday, will be enough to sufficiently refresh Australia's weary Ashes...

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann already planning for one-day World Cup

Michael Clarke  and Darren Lehmann

Jesse Hogan The 2015 World Cup is likely out of sight for cricket fans still basking in Australia's Ashes victory - but Darren Lehmann and co cannot afford to let it be out of mind.

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Marsh keen to dispel some home truths

Shaun Marsh

Jesse Hogan There is a simple explanation why Shaun Marsh's recall was met with such scepticism.

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