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.

Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

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Chloe Saltau Adelaide As Australia put an end to the selectorial funkiness of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

England threat to boycott Brisbane after hostile Gabba reception

Michael Clarke of Australia and James Anderson.

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane, and the fallout from the explosive first Ashes Test continues even as the next chapter of the series begins.

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Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Captain says thumping start to in Brisbane only baby step towards much loftier goal.

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Bresnan throws hat in ring for England comeback effort

Tim Bresnan steps on the gas in the nets at the Adelaide Oval.

Chloe Saltau Paceman says he's fully prepared for a back-breaking workload.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke to lead unchanged Australian XI in Adelaide Test

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia will field an unchanged team for the first time in 12 months for the Adelaide Ashes Test, with a fully fit captain Michael Clarke welcoming an end to the selection upheaval.

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Tim Bresnan ready to lift England and carry workload in Adelaide for second Ashes Test

Chloe Saltau The dependable Tim Bresnan has never lost when he's played in an Ashes Test and says he is ready to lend some muscle to England's fightback effort in Adelaide.

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The Ashes: Nathan Lyon has grounds to believe Australia could be on a roll

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates dismissing Ian Bell of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia's...

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Michael Clarke misses training ahead of second Test

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Australian captain Michael Clarke is not training at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday ahead of the second Test, but Cricket Australia insists he is not in doubt for the match.

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Australia expects Joe Root to bat at No.3

Joe Root

Chloe Saltau Australia's fast bowlers suspect baby-faced former opener will be bumped up to one-drop.

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England face dilemma over who replaces Jonathan Trott at No.3

Jonathan Trott

Chloe Saltau As much as Australia's fast bowlers would love an early crack at Ian Bell, they suspect the baby-faced Joe Root will be bumped up to the pivotal No.3 spot vacated by Jonathan Trott.

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Australia's Test cricketers consider pay cut to boost grassroots

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Chloe Saltau Australia's star cricketers are considering dipping into their own pay to fund some of the solutions to the game's problems in this country, as some believe Cricket Australia is not doing enough to...

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Ryan Harris ready to give his all in Adelaide, but selectors will be hoping to preserve quicks for Perth

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris will take a ''go hard or go home'' approach into the Adelaide Test as the selectors search for ways to look after the quicks in anticipation of an all-out assault in pacier Perth.

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Harris says he won't hold back

Ryan Harris takes part in a fielding drill at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris will take a ''go hard or go home'' approach into the Adelaide Test.

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Cricket players union looks at DIY development route

Australian players at Adelaide Oval.

Chloe Saltau Australia's cricketers are considering putting their money where their mouth is and dipping into their own pay to fund solutions to the game's problems in this country.

Aussie quicks are ready to go in Adelaide: Howard

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Don't expect Ryan Harris to be rested from the Adelaide Test. Team performance boss Pat Howard has indicated Australia's quicks are fresh and ready to go ''as hard as we can'' at England, with...

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Australia's pacemen are ready to fire at the Adelaide Oval against England

Australia's Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Pat Howard has indicated that Australia's quicks are fresh and ready to go 'as hard as we can'.

Cricket Australia redefines age guidelines for Futures League

Pat Howard

Chloe Saltau In a significant shift for Cricket Australia, the much-maligned age restrictions in the state second XI competition have been scrapped as part of a drive to keep experienced players in the grade...

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Desperate bid to save Junction Oval

Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau and Deborah Gough Cricket's troubled redevelopment of the Junction Oval, and the AFL's desire for early access to the MCG, is falling apart.

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle tips the same bowling attack for Adelaide Test

Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has scotched talk of resting a fast bowler for the Adelaide Test, and expects to confront England with an unchanged attack.