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.

Nathan Coulter-Nile's blunder: the one that got away

Chloe Saltau There was one person at the MCG who could have done without the world-record crowd.

Nathan Coulter-Nile's reputation counts for six after ropy effort on Boxing Day in Ashes

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Chloe Saltau There was one person at the MCG who could have done without the world record crowd.

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Shane Watson shines with Michael Carberry wicket, but strains groin in Boxing Day Test

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Grinning one moment, grimacing the next. Shane Watson has shown what Australia will miss if he can't fill the all-rounder's role for the rest of the Ashes.

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We'll be ruthless, vows Clarke

Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris and Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has some bad news for embattled England. The Australian captain is approaching the Boxing Day Test with the same ruthless mindset he took into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane because...

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Ashes 2013: England drop Matt Prior for Boxing Day Test

Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau England have made two changes to their team for the Boxing Day Ashes Test against Australia at the MCG.

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Ashes 2013: World record under threat at MCG Test

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Chloe Saltau The Ashes might be won but the Melbourne Cricket Club believes the Boxing Day crowd could threaten the world record for a day's Test cricket.

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Carberry expects 'odd' dismissals to even out

Michael Carberry

Chloe Saltau Michael Carberry has a whole host of fans willing him to a ton.

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England captain Alastair Cook says the team has moved on from Graeme Swann's shock retirement

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired.

Graeme Swann had no more to give, says Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired, while attempting to draw a line under the star spinner's abrupt departure...

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Craig McDermott tells Dale Steyn: Australian pace attack is best

Bowling coach Craig McDermott has good reason to look satisfied.

Chloe Saltau Faces in the Australian attack are not much different from the 2010-11 Ashes.

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Ashes 2013: Australia's attack best in world, says Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau In fewer than 140 characters, Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa's Dale Steyn-led pace attack.

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MCG wicket ready for Boxing Day Test, says curator David Sandurski

MCC curator David Sandurski.

Chloe Saltau Man in charge of Boxing Day pitch knows there is pressure that comes with the job.

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England spinner Graeme Swann retires

England's Graeme Swann announces his retirement to the media at the MCG on Sunday.

Chloe Saltau Australia's mission to take Graeme Swann ''out of the equation'' pays off in astonishing fashion.

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann wants even more from Australia's Test team

Darren Lehmann and clarke

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehmann continues to demand higher standards of his Ashes-winning team.

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Lyon and 'Jeff' can take heart from rival's career

Graeme Swann's career bloomed late, but he became a regular match-winner for England.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon should celebrate the career of Graeme Swann.

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Geoff Boycott rips into Kevin Pietersen for dismal Ashes dismissals

Chloe Saltau Former England captain Geoff Boycott has cast doubt on the Test future of a self-absorbed Kevin Pietersen as Australia set their sights on taking the lead in a ''best-of-10'' Ashes marathon in the...

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Big Bash scores with TV viewers

Luke Wright of the Stars hits a six off the bowling of Will Sheridan of the Renegades. Audience figures were up for the game which was the Big Bash opener.

Chloe Saltau Channel Ten's audience for the Melbourne derby exceeds Cricket Australia's expectations.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers gunning for runs in Boxing Day Test

Well held: Chris Rogers takes a diving catch to dismiss Tim Bresnan in Perth.

Chloe Saltau An adopted Victorian senses an opening against England in the Boxing Day Test.

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Geoff Boycott labels Test batsman Kevin Pietersen a 'mug'

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Former England opener casts doubt on Test future of self-absorbed Kevin Pietersen.

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Victorian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed admits talk of Ashes debut affected his bowling

Fawad Ahmed is still Victoria's leading wicket taker this season.

Chloe Saltau Leg-spinner says he is prepared to be patient in pursuit of his Test dream.