Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau is the chief cricket writer at The Age, regularly covering international cricket and providing news, comment and analysis on international cricket. She joined The Age as a trainee in 1998 and spent several years writing for general news (chiefly as a social policy reporter covering welfare and family issues) before moving to sport.

Phillip Hughes: A quiet, humble and generous man

Chloe Saltau Chloe Saltau interviewed Phillip Hughes four months ago about what made him the cricketer and man he was.

Players reluctant to use best-available helmets, maker says

Phillip Hughes bats before the horrific injury on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau If one good thing is to come from something horrific, a leading helmet manufacturer hopes it is that cricketers will be persuaded to embrace a back-to-the-future design that better protects the base...

Shaun Marsh fires a timely century

Shaun Marsh celebrates his century.

Chloe Saltau The stop-start Test career of Shaun Marsh could be ready to resume after a classy century against Victoria at the MCG, as the talented batsman insisted his terrible series against India three summers...

Australian cricket in shock at Hughes injury

Phil Hughes in critical condition (Thumbnail)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket was numb with shock on Tuesday night, with Phil Hughes in a critical condition after a sickening blow to the head caused him to collapse on the SCG pitch.

Michael Clarke's future could be at risk over fitness fiasco

Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke is at war with Cricket Australia and will be asked to explain to chief executive James Sutherland the comments that could ultimately threaten his future as Australian captain.

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Ducks and drakes surround captain Clarke's quest

Michael Clarke's one day shirt.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's ambitious quest to be fit for the first Test against India resulted in an elaborate game of ducks and drakes unfolding in Sydney grade cricket on Saturday.

Is James Faulkner the new Michael Bevan?

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Chloe Saltau If James Faulkner's role as Australia's World Cup finisher was in doubt, it shouldn't be any more. 

Steve Smith heroics steal remarkable win for Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21:  Steve Smith (L) of Australia celebrates his century with James Fawkner during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau If there's something wrong with one-day cricket, it has nothing to do with Steve Smith.

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Peter Siddle still among world's best bowlers, says Craig McDermott

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau Pace mentor Craig McDermott is adamant Peter Siddle still deserves to be rated among the world's best fast bowlers as he sweats on his spot for the first Test.

Peter Siddle back in the frame: Shield wickets revive hope of Test call-up

In the frame: Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle has bowled Victoria to one of the best wins of his career, reviving hopes of a Test call-up for the veteran.

Allan Border urges Michael Clarke to quit one-day game after World Cup

Chloe Saltau With injured skipper Michael Clarke set to learn more about his immediate future on Thursday, a former captain has urged him to give up one-day cricket after the World Cup, in order to finish his...

Gun batsman Pat McKenna drops cricket for shot at AFL draft

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Chloe Saltau Cricket had high hopes for Pat McKenna, but the national under-19 captain has turned his back on the summer game for a shot at an AFL career.

Push for Steve Smith to lead one-day team after World Cup

Steve Smith

Chloe Saltau Steve Smith should serve a captaincy apprenticeship at the helm of Australia's one-day team as Test skippers Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did before him, says former Sixers boss.

Brad Haddin patched up and poised for Test captaincy

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin is set to continue his remarkable career revival when the Cricket Australia board receives a recommendation that the patched-up wicketkeeper be Australia's 45th Test captain.

Surgery a chance, Tests almost no chance for Michael Clarke

Team doctor Peter Brukner sits with skipper Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau All options, including hamstring surgery, will be canvassed in the effort to prolong Michael Clarke's career, with Cricket Australia admitting the Australian skipper could miss the entire Test summer.

Josh Hazlewood stands tall but Australia thrashed

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 16:  Morne Morkel of South Africa celebrates after dismissing Mitchell Johnson of Australia during the One Day International match between Australia and South Africa at WACA on November 16, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Josh Hazlewood was the shining light for Australia on a night dominated by towering pacemen.

Future could be now for Steve Smith

Time to shine: Steve Smith.

Chloe Saltau Only a month ago a national selector nominated Steve Smith as future Australian captain but he could be asked to fill in for Michael Clarke much sooner than expected, for the first Test against India.

Captain's mortality means the future is now for Steve Smith

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau You don't need an MRI scan to know Michael Clarke is closer to the end than we thought.

Michael Clarke in doubt for Tests, priority placed on World Cup

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks on during game one of the men's one day international series between Australia and South Africa at WACA on November 14, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke is likely to miss a home Test through injury for the first time in his career and may have to sit out the series against India after coach Darren Lehmann said the World Cup would be...

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Meg Lanning tipped to join the greats

Chloe Saltau Australia's greatest female cricketer has tipped Meg Lanning to blow batting records out of the water by the end of her blossoming international career.