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.

He's hurting, but Peter Siddle says he's not finished as a Test bowler

Chloe Saltau He helped Josh Hazlewood collect his first Test wicket, but Peter Siddle has insisted he is not finished as a Test bowler as he confronts the prospect of missing a Boxing Day Test for the first time...

Poor crowds show Perth should have hosted Test, not Brisbane, says WACA chief

Room to spare: Fans at day four of the second Test were surrounded by plenty of empty seats.

Chloe Saltau The revised schedule has been blamed for dismal crowds at the Brisbane Test, but the poor attendances raised fresh questions over whether Perth should have been awarded an India Test instead.

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Joe Burns the proactive choice, now back him in for the Ashes

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau From the list of players who could have replaced Mitchell Marsh for the Boxing Day Test, none screamed, "Pick me!", but Joe Burns has a chance to fill the void in Australian batting towards next...

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Marsh, Warner under injury cloud for Boxing Day

David Warner is hit on the thumb by a delivery from Umesh Yadav on the fourth day of the second Test.

Chloe Saltau Injury worries for David Warner and Mitch Marsh have complicated Australia's Boxing Day Test plans, but could prove beneficial for struggling No.3 Shane Watson.

Gabba Test: Australians secure 2-0 series lead thanks to Mitchell Johnson's heroics

The destroyer: Mitch Johnson after dismissing India's Ajinkya Rahane.

Chloe Saltau They made hard work of the run chase, but Australia defeated India by four wickets in the Brisbane Test after a wrecking-ball performance from Mitchell Johnson caused the touring side to implode.

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Gabba Test: Mitch Johnson at his destructive best ... with the bat

Australian captain Steven Smith after hitting a century on the third day of the second Test.

Chloe Saltau The destructive batsman in Mitchell Johnson was unleashed but India have mounted yet another fightback in the second Test.

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Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin says he saw Shane Watson's dismissal coming

Chloe Saltau Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin says he saw Shane Watson's dismissal coming and orchestrated the Australian batsman's downfall on the second day of the Gabba's Test. 

Test in the balance with captain's knock needed from Steve Smith

Josh Hazlewood took five wickets on debut for Australia.

Chloe Saltau With Australia in need of a captain's knock, Steve Smith is manning the barricades at the Gabba.

India's stance on decision review system becoming untenable

No DRS, no recourse: India's Cheteshwar Pujara was forced to walk after his controversial dismissal.

Chloe Saltau The Indian board's obstinate refusal to use the decision review system is becoming untenable after another of its players was left shaking his head in disbelief at a dreadful umpiring decision on the...

Mitchell Marsh injures hamstring in Brisbane Test

Highs and lows: Mitch Marsh celebrates his first Test wicket. He was injured shortly after lunch on Wednesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is down a bowler in sweltering heat in Brisbane after Mitchell Marsh left the field with a hamstring injury.

Second Test: Murali Vijay plunders a century as Aussies wilt in the heat

India's Murali Vijay celebrates after scoring a century on day one of the second cricket test against Australia in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, December 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Chloe Saltau Australia's young quicks wilted in the oppressive Brisbane heat, another bowler was lost to injury and India's batsmen were well on top at the Gabba fortress.

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Brad Haddin my pick to captain for rest of series, says Stuart MacGill

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin is the ideal man to lead Australia through the remainder of the Border-Gavaskar series because of his broad range of experiences, says former Test and NSW spinner Stuart MacGill.

Michael Clarke's World Cup dream hangs by a thread

Michael Clarke leaves the field during one of the rain delays.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's World Cup dream hangs by a thread as Australian cricket bosses digest the captain's fears that he will never play again.

Absence of review allows umpiring shockers in first Test

Mitchell Johnson after the contentious wicket of  Shikhar Dhawan.

Chloe Saltau India's refusal to accept the decision review system in its current form meant four umpiring howlers of the kind the system was designed to eliminate went unchallenged on the tense final day of the...

First Test: Nathan Lyon bowls Australia to 48-run victory

Warner and Lyon lead the way.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon spun Australia to a remarkable 48-run win over India in the first Test at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

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Pressure builds on Chris Rogers to hold Test spot

Position under threat: Chris Rogers walks off after being dismissed on Friday.

Chloe Saltau It's the uncomfortable conversation the selectors have to have.Do they stick with Chris Rogers, who has averaged just 22.

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First Test: David Warner backs up with another century as Australia ponder when to declare

Warner

Chloe Saltau Tempers boiled over between Australia and India in Adelaide, and David Warner won the fight to set up an engrossing finish to the Adelaide Test.

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Virat Kohli out late as India reach 5-369

Bouncer

Chloe Saltau India's acting captain Virat Kohli has brought his reputation as a fighter to bear on the Adelaide Test.

Smith waiting in the wings, but Haddin likely to lead if Clarke injured - despite batting slump

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau The man most likely to lead Australia into the next Test if Michael Clarke can't is in the grip of an alarming batting slump, but Cricket Australia says it's too soon to anoint a younger leader.

Clarke, Smith put India to the sword

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10:  Michael Clarke of Australia walks off due to a rain delay after making his century during day two of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 10, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke and Steve Smith, captain courageous and his heir apparent, have found a way through the myriad challenges of the past fortnight to flatten India on the second day of the...