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.

Clarke, Smith put India to the sword

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...

Michael Clarke injury serious but he resumes his innings

Bad back: Michael Clarke with team doctor Peter Brukner and physio Alex Kountouris.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's back injury is serious, team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has confirmed, but the Australian captain has decided to recommence his innings on the second day in Adelaide.

Michael Clarke plays but at a cost

Bad back: Michael Clarke with team doctor Peter Brukner and physio Alex Kountouris.

Chloe Saltau You can't blame Michael Clarke for wanting to play in the Adelaide Test, and it's hard to blame Cricket Australia for letting him.

David Warner's blazing century moves him into illustrious company

David Warner looked to the sky after reaching 63 not out.

Chloe Saltau David Warner moved into the company of Invincibles one of Australian cricket's hardest days. He held himself together and honoured his friend and he did it in the blazing style he knows best with his...

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India promises daring approach

Virat Kohli talks to India's director of cricket Ravi Shastri in the nets at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

Chloe Saltau India's acting captain Virat Kohli has promised to be bold, daring to dream that his side can conjure the country's first series win in Australia.

A tale of two captains

M.S. Dhoni with coach Duncan Fletcher at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

Chloe Saltau Much intrigue has surrounded which Indian captain would turn up at the toss in Adelaide.

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero to regain aggressive instincts

Mitchell Johnson:

Chloe Saltau Some have upgraded to the latest helmets. Others have asked medical staff to keep reassuring them that what happened to Phillip Hughes was a freak accident.

Phillip Hughes named 13th man for Test team as Michael Clarke cleared to play

Phillip Hughes

Chloe Saltau Phillip Hughes has been named 13th man for Australia's first Test against India, with captain Michael Clarke being cleared to play.

Indian swing bowler in doubt for first Test

In doubt: Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Chloe Saltau Indian swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in doubt for the first Test because of soreness in his ankle.

Michael Clarke takes fitness test in bid for selection

Coach Darren Lehmann has a word with Michael Clarke in the nets at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday,

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke took another step towards the comeback he and Australia crave when he completed a searching fitness test under the watch of physiotherapist Alex Kountouris on Sunday.

Australians determined to avenge Test losses in India

A view of the Adelaide Oval where the first Test will be played.

Chloe Saltau Of all the emotions swirling around the Australian dressing room right now, revenge is not high on the agenda.

Brad Haddin calls for public support as he prepares for Test series opener

Ready for India: David Warner and Brad Haddin train in Adelaide on Saturday.

Chloe Saltau There is no nonsense about Brad Haddin, and his uncomplicated approach to cricket has given the Australian team strength in other times of adversity. That might be the case again.

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Michael Clarke on course for Test start against India

Finding his way: Michael Clarke in the nets in Adelaide on Saturday.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke, back among his teammates and looking nimble as he put his hamstring through a rigorous test, will nevertheless be spared from some of his usual captaincy duties as he prepares for the...

Brad Haddin looks forward to returning to rhythm of game he loves

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Chloe Saltau, Adelaide There is no nonsense about Brad Haddin, and his uncomplicated approach to cricket has given the Australian team strength in other times of adversity. That might be the case again.

The Australians regain their bounce

High spirits: The Australian team training in Adelaide on Friday.

Chloe Saltau As the Australians trained on Friday in Adelaide, the emphasis was on enjoyment, but the bouncers were flying.

Cricket convert Alistair Nicholson draws on experience in time of crisis

Australian Cricketers Association chief executive Alistair Nicholson speaks at a news conference, about the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, November 27, 2014. Hughes died in hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match    REUTERS/Jason Reed    (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau Alistair Nicholson has plenty of experience as a key defender.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants his players to ramp up their aggression for first Test

Chloe Saltau With Michael Clarke set to ramp up his fitness quest in the nets, Australia coach Darren Lehmann says he will encourage his players to renew the aggression that produces their best cricket when the...

Coach Darren Lehmann upbeat on Michael Clarke as Australian Test team returns to training

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Two days after farewelling Phillip Hughes in Macksville, the Test squad warmed up to train as a group for the first time since their friend's death.

Michael Clarke still in doubt for first Test in Adelaide

Cricket stumps and ball

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke’s prospects of playing in the first Test remain uncertain, as the Australian captain has been unable to test his troublesome left hamstring since Phillip Hughes’ death.

Cricket moves towards normality with India Test spots on the line

Chloe Saltau A batsman takes a glancing blow to the grille of the helmet, dusts himself off and keeps batting.