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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Chloe Saltau Much intrigue has surrounded which Indian captain would turn up at the toss in Adelaide.
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.
Chloe Saltau Phillip Hughes has been named 13th man for Australia's first Test against India, with captain Michael Clarke being cleared to play.
Chloe Saltau Indian swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in doubt for the first Test because of soreness in his ankle.
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.
Chloe Saltau Of all the emotions swirling around the Australian dressing room right now, revenge is not high on the agenda.
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.
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...
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.
Chloe Saltau As the Australians trained on Friday in Adelaide, the emphasis was on enjoyment, but the bouncers were flying.
Chloe Saltau Alistair Nicholson has plenty of experience as a key defender.
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...
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.
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.
Chloe Saltau A batsman takes a glancing blow to the grille of the helmet, dusts himself off and keeps batting.
Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle's hopes of retaining his place in Australia's attack for the first Test have been bolstered by the schedule reshuffle, with his recent exploits on an unforgiving Adelaide surface fresh...