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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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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Tim May astonished over likely ICC move to install corruption suspect as chief

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Chloe Saltau Former players' advocate Tim May finds it incomprehensible that directors of the International Cricket Council could endorse Indian heavyweight Narayanaswami Srinivasan to head the sport while he is...

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Fields quits amid messy captaincy handover

Fields says she feels the time has come to end her international career.

Chloe Saltau Australian women's captain Jodie Fields has announced her retirement from international cricket.

Why the AFL Players Association wanted Paul Marsh

Chloe Saltau Every Queen's Birthday weekend the Marsh family – former Test legend Rod, sons Paul, Dan and Jamie and their wives – get away to play golf and solve the world's problems over a few...

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

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Darren Lehmann endorses Ryan Harris' World Cup bid

Ryan Harris is recovering from major knee surgery and won't play in Australia's next Test series, against Pakistan.

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris' ambition to play at next year's World Cup has received a boost, with coach and selector Darren Lehmann indicating the warrior-like fast bowler's mastery of home conditions would make him...

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Indian board insists Srinivasan will be ICC boss

N. Srinivasan.

Chloe Saltau The powerful Indian cricket board insists controversial cement magnate Narayanaswami Srinivasan will become the head of world cricket at a meeting in Melbourne this month despite facing corruption...

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Mitchell Johnson aims to sizzle on England's green fields

Awesome: Mitchell Johnson in full flight.

Chloe Saltau He might have found a new contentment that comes from being at his peak on the field and at peace off it, but something still burns inside Mitchell Johnson.

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Mitchell Johnson still has Dennis Lillee in his corner

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson will continue to turn to Dennis Lillee for technical support and spiritual reassurance as he strives to tick off two major career goals - next year’s World Cup and the Ashes...

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Cricket Australia imports Indian soil to conquer spin demons

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Australia is to stay at No.1, it will have to get better at playing spin, and Cricket Australia is going to great lengths to make that happen.

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Bonus points for Sheffield Shield to encourage aggressive cricket

Cricket Australia's team performance chief Pat Howard.

Chloe Saltau The aggressive style of cricket that won Australia the Ashes will be encouraged at domestic level under a new points system for the Sheffield Shield.

Ricky Ponting wants cricket cheats exposed promptly

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting has urged cricket authorities to quickly make an example of those known to have fixed matches, saying there is nothing worse for the game than the shadow hanging over it.

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Cox sacked for Big Bash breaches

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Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan The South Australian Cricket Association has taken the drastic step of sacking high performance chief Jamie Cox for misleading the SACA board after it emerged he was at the centre of a Cricket...

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Ryan Harris on the radar of BBL teams

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Big Bash teams are sniffing around Test hero Ryan Harris, who is yet to re-sign with Brisbane Heat. 

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Brendon McCullum has no regrets about match-fixing testimony

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has full faith in the International Cricket Council's fight against fixing despite the leak of his confidential testimony.

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Victoria's cricketers to be pushed off the MCG

Victoria won the 2009 Sheffield Shield at the Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau An unprecedented scheduling squeeze means Victoria’s Sheffield Shield team may have to play home games interstate.

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Champions League games probed for fixing

Lou Vincent playing for the Auckland Aces in the Champions League in 2011.

Chloe Saltau Cricket's lucrative Champions League has been drawn into the potentially explosive match-fixing case shaped by the testimony of former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.

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Glenn Maxwell gets smart after shot of discipline

Innovator: Glenn Maxwell plays a reverse sweep.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell deserved the spray, he says now, even if the made-for-television delivery took him by surprise.

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Coach Lillee continues to play the hard ball

Lillee and CA part ways (Thumbnail)

Chloe Saltau Well before he walked away from his coaching post with Cricket Australia, Dennis Lillee had a reputation for being as hard to play across the negotiating table as he was from 22 yards.