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.

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Phil Hughes, Ryan Harris in mix as axe looms on Test team

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu Phil Hughes and Ryan Harris loom as potential inclusions for the first Test of the home summer, as Australia offers no excuses and no overnight solutions for the abysmal performances against Pakistan.

Chappell gets defensive over Tendulkar's autobiography charge

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Chloe Saltau Greg Chappell has denied that a key event described in Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography took place, after the revered Indian batsman launched a withering assessment of the Australian's tenure as...

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Pssst: Remembering a hero in the field

Sammy speaks: Sammy Sumbal, aged 8, son of Fayyaz Sumbal, a Pakistani police officer killed in a suicide bombing in 2013, thanks the crowd after the charity cricket game.

Chloe Saltau As the crack of ball on bat echoes around stadiums in the United Arab Emirates, where Pakistan has inflicted all manner of misery on Australia, the Gymkhana Club in Lahore is getting ready to stage a...

Gloves off in contest for Australia's next wicketkeeper

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Chloe Saltau When it comes to picking a wicketkeeper to replace Brad Haddin, the selectors are spoilt for choice.

Cricket World Cup to be 'the biggest event since Sydney Olympics'

James Sutherland believes the World Cup cricket tournament will capture the imagination regardless of how Australia performs.

Chloe Saltau The wave of Asian migration will help make next year's World Cup the biggest event in Australia since the Sydney Olympics, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.  

New world cricket order confronts its biggest tests

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Chloe Saltau The global crackdown on throwing is evidence of the restructured International Cricket Council's ability to get things done, according to Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards.

How Fawad Ahmed's cousin stitched up Australia

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Chloe Saltau If Australia's batsmen fancy some tips on facing Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah, they could do worse than put in a call to his cousin, Victorian leggie Fawad Ahmed.   

Josh Hazlewood in sights for Australian one-day squad to play South Africa

Josh Hazlewood is ready to be called up into the Australian one-day squad.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Josh Hazlewood's rising status on the radar of national selectors will take another step forward on Wednesday when it's expected he will be named in Australia's squad for next month's one-day...

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World Cup boss calls for cool heads in West Indies cricket crisis

John Harnden doubts the West Indies players would be prepared to forsake a shot at cricket's most prestigious global prize.

Chloe Saltau World Cup boss John Harnden admits there will be contingencies in place for a possible West Indies no-show, but insists he is confident the crisis in Caribbean cricket will be resolved well before...

Matthew Wade in charge of both Victoria and his own destiny

Eyes on the prize: Matthew Wade has enjoyed time spent batting and captaining the Bushrangers.

Chloe Saltau What is Matthew Wade's best path back to the Australian team?

A world cup without mystery men?

Sunil Narine has been pulled up for his bowling action.

Chloe Saltau Will next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand be a lesser event for the ICC's crackdown on illegal bowling actions?

Kevin Pietersen to make Victorian district cameo

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Chloe Saltau with The Telegraph As Kevin Pietersen's feud with his former employer reaches new levels of toxicity, it has emerged that the banished England star is planning to make a cameo appearance in Victorian grade cricket this...

Throwing ruins careers, says Australian Test opener Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers is thrilled he won’t be facing Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers admits to a feeling of elation in the immediate aftermath of Saeed Ajmal's suspension for throwing. 

Mitchell Marsh's blow puts torch on T20 load

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Chloe Saltau Australia's plans for the Test series against Pakistan are hanging by the thread of allrounder Mitchell Marsh's damaged hamstring.

Australian cricket to adopt ICC's tough new chucking regime

Saeed Ajmal is among three players who have been suspended from bowling in international cricket.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia will launch its own crackdown on throwing in domestic competitions this summer, bringing its testing regime into line with tough new global standards. 

Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach

John Davison, seen here during his days with the Canadian team, says the Australian decision not to teach the doosra to emerging spinners with conventional actions has been vindicated.

Chloe Saltau World cricket is 20 years too late to save a generation of spinners who can't bowl legally, according to a leading Australian spin coach. 

Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal among dozen Pakstanis fined over fitness in lead-up to series

Chloe Saltau with AFP Pakistan, already struggling with the absence of its best bowler and a rushed preparation for next month's series against Australia, has docked a dozen players including star allrounder Shahid Afridi...

Afghan pride on the line at cricket World Cup

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Chloe Saltau Afghanistan's cricketers had a reality check this week when they saw Mitchell Johnson, with his rippling muscles and tough-guy sleeve tattoo, get out of his car at their training ground in Perth.

Sutherland to stay cricket boss beyond 2015

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland will continue in his role.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland's reign as chief executive of Cricket Australia has been renewed with an unlimited tenure, just one year after the board withstood calls for his head. 

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Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan one-day squad

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Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan with a "significant" hamstring injury and is racing to be fit for the Tests.