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.

Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson returns to the wild west determined to continue his intimidation of England's batsmen in the third Test.

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England captain Alastair Cook asks if his team has hunger to retain Ashes

England captain Alastair Cook and Matt Prior after the game.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook admits urn as good as gone if players lack self-belief.

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Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australian paceman determined to continue intimidation of England in Perth.

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Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook's dismissal leaves ripples down England order

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Chloe Saltau The time-honoured ploy of targeting the opposition's captain almost seemed wasted on Alastair Cook when Australia's fast bowlers circled his name on the scoresheet before the winter's Ashes series.

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Alastair Cook fails and whole England Ashes team hurts

Leading the way? Alastair Cook walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed on day four.

Chloe Saltau Last time he was in Australia, he made 766 runs in the series. This time...

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The story behind the great Ashes turnaround

Alastair Cook hooks, only to be caught Ryan Harris (not in pic) on the fourth day.

Chloe Saltau Captain Cook struggles at the top - and his team does likewise.

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Full-bore approach against Kevin Pietersen that's working wonders

Kevin Pietersen looks at his stumps after he was bowled by Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Kevin Pietersen falls into trap in second Ashes Test

On the rise: Mitchell Johnson lets rip with a bouncer at England’s Joe Root.

Chloe Saltau Australia plays on Kevin Pietersen's ego and England star falls into trap.

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Mitchell Johnson demolishes England with seven-wicket haul

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after taking the wicket of Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson ensures that the second Test will not go England's way.

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

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Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

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Mitchell Johnson rips through England

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Terrifying pace demon Mitchell Johnson was on a hat-trick twice as the speedster claimed 7-40 to bowl England out for 172 on day three of the second Ashes Test.

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The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

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Dynamic duo heaps on pain

Australian batsman Michael Clarke (L) and Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Clarke and Brad Haddin are looking more and more like the leaders who could bring back the Ashes after demoralising the tourists.

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Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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Barf time for Greig

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Mark Greig's family memoir tells the untold story of his father Tony, and the rest of the commentry crew.

Ashes 2013: Enigmatic Monty Panesar turns in mixed bag in Adelaide

Monty Panesar

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide, turning to a bowler who has been a brilliant performer and a figure of fun at times in his career.

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Monty Panesar was the pivotal figure on the opening day of the second Ashes Test

England's Monty Panesar.

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide.

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Rogers staves off the axe with half-century

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers told himself that a batsman of his age is just two Tests away from the axe.