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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England claim victory in battle for Robson

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IN BRISBANE'S inner north, close enough to the Ashes action at the Gabba to be a tease to Australia's selectors, Sydney-born batsman Sam Robson is training with the England performance squad that...

Mitchell Johnson shakes, rattles and rolls brittle England to revive Ashes fortunes

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to ''bust some heads''. Shane Warne ordered a ''Bodyline pace and intent''. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart, producing a brutal spell of fast bowling...

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Mitchell Johnson tears England batting apart to put Australia well ahead

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to 'bust some heads'. Shane Warne ordered 'Bodyline pace and intent'. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart and revived Australia's Ashes hopes and his own...

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New series, new setting, but Australia's batsmen fall short again in first Test

Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau The first day of the new series showed little has changed since the failed campaign in England.

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Deja vu: Stuart Broad exposes Australia's fragile top order

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson has given Michael Clarke some batting advice after Australia's captain and star batsman was again targeted and trapped by England's chief provocateur Stuart Broad.

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Clarke falls again to oft-used plan

Australian captain Michael Clarke walks off the field after being dismissed.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson has given Michael Clarke some batting advice after his dismissal by Stuart Broad.

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Streaking bacon: spectator smuggles pig into Gabba

pig

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig onto the ground on Thursday.

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Darren Lehmann shows faith in spinner Nathan Lyon at Gabba

Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit 'cracking weather' at the Gabba.

Nathan Lyon keeps his spot thanks to weather gods

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit "cracking weather" at the Gabba after flirting with the idea of sending four quicks into battle against England.

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Nathan Lyon the man for the job in opening Ashes Test

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit "cracking weather" at the 'Gabba after flirting with the idea of sending four quicks into battle against...

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England confident ahead of first Ashes cricket Test

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke and Australia's selectors showed signs of nerves on the eve of the Ashes, while England captain Alastair Cook exuded calm faith in his players' ability to create history.

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George Bailey is ready for Test debut

George Bailey.

Chloe Saltau Nine's executive producer Brad McNamara concedes he misjudged the batsman.

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Shocked Mickey Arthur fires back at Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin (R) speaks to coach Micky Arthur.

Chloe Saltau Sacked coach Mickey Arthur has returned fire at Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin, describing the veteran's scathing critique of his regime as a cheap shot and his presence in the Test team as...

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David Warner says English players fear playing Australia at Gabba

David Warner

Chloe Saltau David Warner has again come out swinging on the eve of the Ashes, asserting that England, despite winning the last three series, fears Australia.

Craig McDermott rates Ryan Harris among cricket's bowling greats

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau While singing the praises of the attack at the weekend, pace whisperer Craig McDermott described Ryan Harris as ''figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost''.

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Ashes 2013: Nathan Lyon relishing the challenge of outfoxing Kevin Pietersen

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon knows Kevin Pietersen won't need any encouragement to come hard at him this Ashes summer but, in his laconic way, the Australian off-spinner has told England's superstar batsman to bring...

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Statistically, paceman Ryan Harris is up there with the best

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris is 'figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost': Craig McDermott.

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Ashes 2013: Nathan Lyon to Pietersen: Bring it on

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon knows Kevin Pietersen won't need any encouragement to come hard at him.

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Shane Watson on his way back for dry spells

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson makes a brief return to the bowling crease in the nets at Allan Border field.

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David Hussey will fight to earn a recall to Victoria's Sheffield Shield cricket side

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau To say David Hussey saw his axing from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team coming is an understatement.