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.

Veteran SCG curator confident pitch will last the distance

Chloe Saltau Veteran SCG curator Tom Parker says his Test pitch for the series finale against India is not as green as the one that produced only three days of cricket against a feeble England last summer, which...

2014 Test Team of the Year

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Chloe Saltau Test cricket in 2014 was dominated by experienced, hardened players, so there are no selection bombshells in the team of the year. 

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Young spinner Ashton Agar looms as World Cup prospect

Back in favour: Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau Ashton Agar has emerged as a smokey for a World Cup spot after his shock recall to the Test squad for next week's series finale against India.

Ashton Agar in squad for final Test against India

Chloe Saltau Ashton Agar, whose fairytale Test debut is the stuff of Ashes folklore, is back in the squad for next week’s Sydney Test against India for the first time since that maiden series.

Australia play it safe, Test ends in a draw

The Australian and Indian teams shake hands after the third Test ended in a draw.

Chloe Saltau The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is back in Australia's possession, but a cautious declaration from captain Steve Smith denied his team enough time to win the Boxing Day Test.

Century hopes dashed as Shaun Marsh run out for 99

Shaun Marsh walks off.

Chloe Saltau Shaun Marsh has fallen heartbreakingly short of a first Test century on home soil as Australia set India a mammoth 384 to win the Boxing Day test.

Boxing Day Test: Australia extends lead on day four against India

David Warner played despite being injured in the nets.

Chloe Saltau The old ball was reversing and Virat Kohli was chirping, but Shaun Marsh ensured India would have to produce at least the second-biggest successful chase in MCG history to keep the Border-Gavasakar...

Australians lament fielding errors on third day of MCG Test

Australia captain Steve Smith and Shane Watson react after Watson dropped Kohli.

Chloe Saltau Australia are kicking themselves for letting Indian century-makers Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli off the hook.

Cricket Australia asks, where are all the Victorians?

Chris Rogers is the only player in the current Test XI who can claim to be from Victoria after Peter Siddle was dropped.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has put the heat on Victoria to produce more Test cricketers with some pointed remarks during a Boxing Day Test that features more Victorians in the...

Boxing Day Test: Tempers flare between India and Australia on day three

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28:  Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates after taking a caught and bowled to dismiss Ravichandran Ashwin of India during day three of the Third Test match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane orchestrated one of the great MCG partnerships as Australian frustrations mounted in the Boxing Day Test, before the old stager Ryan Harris barged into India's suspect...

India's bad day blues continue

Ravichandran Ashwin gives it a tweak at the MCG on Saturday.

Chloe Saltau As much as you can take a Steve Smith century to the bank in this series, you can count on India having a bad session which might easily turn into a very bad day.

Dave Warner hurt again as Michael Clarke pleads for World Cup place


Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has pleaded with the selectors to take a risk by including him in Australia's World Cup squad as Mitchell Marsh and David Warner battle more injury concerns.

Boxing Day Test 2014: Steve Smith puts India to the sword

Australian batsman Steve Smith celebrates scoring his century.

Chloe Saltau The only thing Steve Smith didn't do in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test was post the first double century of his burgeoning Test career.

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Boxing Day Test: Steve Smith holds Australia together against India at MCG

Shane Watson was lucky to still be in the middle at lunch.

Chloe Saltau On a fiercely competitive Boxing Day at the MCG in front of 69,993 people, which will also be remembered as a day of missed opportunities for Australia's batsmen, Steve Smith was the glorious...

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Shikhar Dhawan, opener with a double life

Shikhar Dhawan

Chloe Saltau Before India's tour of England this winter, opener Shikhar Dhawan was in the MCG nets facing throw-downs from Victorian coaches Greg Shipperd and Simon Helmot.

Watson to be monitored for concussion after knock on helmet

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson will be monitored for signs of concussion ahead of the Boxing Day Test.

Mitchell Johnson relishes Rohit Sharma's sledging

Peter Siddle and Mitchell Johnson enjoy an Australian training session at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau India took the verbals too far in Brisbane, according to Mitchell Johnson, who in an ominous sign for the touring batsmen has warned that he is working up a full head of steam just in time for the...

David Warner and Ryan Harris expected to be fit

A close-up view of David Warner's thumb at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau David Warner is set to play in the Boxing Day Test despite resting his injured thumb at training.

Brad Haddin backs himself to get back in the runs

Brad Haddin walks off the Gabba, after being caught off Umesh Yadav for one on the fourth day of the second Test.

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin's determination to play beyond this summer has not been diminished by his batting slump, and nor is he worried about relinquishing his official leadership role when Michael Clarke returns.

Shane Watson hit on the helmet in nets bouncer scare

Ouch: Team doctor Peter Brukner checks Shane Watson after the knock.

Chloe Saltau A visibly distressed Shane Watson has left the MCG nets after a blow to the head that brought Australia's training session to an eerie halt before the Boxing Day Test.

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