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 prepares for Ahmed

Chloe Saltau England fully expects Fawad Ahmed to probe its age-old frailties against leg-spin.

Ashes: England captain Alistair Cook brushes off Shane Warne sledge

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Chloe Saltau Even the suave Alastair Cook felt his blood pressure rise when Shane Warne accused him of negative captaincy, but he has more than that to consider as England ramp up their preparations for the first...

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Cook straight-bats Warne spin

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Even the suave leader felt his blood pressure rise when accused of negative captaincy.

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English bats dismiss form perceptions

Duck: Jonathan Trott dodges a return throw in Perth last week.

Chloe Saltau England plans to draw the Australians into another war of attrition.

Shane Warne comes out swinging in defence of Michael Clarke

Warne and Ponting

Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains and one former vice-captain are now embroiled in the spat over Michael Clarke's leadership.

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Watson may get needle to aid an Ashes start

Shane Watson expects to be fit for the first Test.

Chris Barrett, Sydney, and Chloe Saltau Acupuncture sessions loom as secret weapon to overcome hamstring injury.

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Doolan has Test in sight

Alex Doolan.

Chloe Saltau Alex Doolan has another chance to impress selectors, for Australia A against England.

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Ricky Ponting motivated by jealousy of Michael Clarke, says Shane Warne

Warne and Ponting

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne suggests Ricky Ponting was motivated by jealousy when he expressed initial doubts about Michael Clarke's suitability to be Australian captain in his autobiography.

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Shane Watson says hamstring injury is 'not too bad'

Shane Watson.

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Shane Watson has played down the seriousness of a hamstring strain, saying he was confident he would be fit to take his place for Australia in the first Test against England in 17 days’ time.

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Hurt Watson edgy about calling shots

Staying under review: Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson vows to use decision review system much more sparingly this summer.

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MacGill condemns treatment of Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian spin mentor Stuart MacGill has implored selectors not to abandon Nathan Lyon.

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Fairfax Radio to field ex-Australian skippers

Tim Lane

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains are set to feature on Fairfax Radio's cricket commentary team.

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Red carpet treatment for England

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia has been accused of giving England a big free kick before the Ashes by plundering state squads to the detriment of the Sheffield Shield.

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Greg Ritchie let loose with microphone again after racism scandal

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau Fat Cat is back. A year after the luncheon speech scandal that caused a stir during Australia's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, Greg Ritchie is back behind a microphone at an Ashes...

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India's domestic focus may upset Test rivals

Generic cricket

Chloe Saltau Indian powerbrokers talking about staging more international games at home during domestic season.

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States put on notice over pitches

Cricket Tasmania is confident there will be no repeat of last year's early season minefield at Blundstone Arena when England and Australia A play an important tour game next week.

Chloe Saltau Extreme measures such as forfeiting the toss to visiting team debated by Cricket Australia.

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Fast bowlers face gruelling shield program, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Four top pacemen in rehab and that's before six Shield games in seven weeks.

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Silencing Bell vital to Australian hopes

Ian Bell speaks to England batting coach Graham Gooch during a nets session at Floreat Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu Peter Siddle promises to make Ian Bell's life much more difficult in Australia's bouncier backyard.

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Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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Lehmann confident of improvements

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Coach has fronted Cricket Australia board meeting, attesting to improvements in culture of the team ahead of critical Ashes summer.