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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Chappell resigns from Stars

Ian Chappell

Chloe Saltau Ian Chappell has resigned from his roles at the Melbourne Stars, venting his anger with Cricket Australia for failing to defend the club against allegations of salary cap rorting.

Cricket

Bayliss open to England coaching job

Proven performer: NSW and Sydney Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss.

Chloe Saltau Sheffield Shield-winning coach Trevor Bayliss has told NSW he is open to coaching England after being headhunted for the job.

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SA skipper Johan Botha banned from shield for spiking ball

Johan Botha.

Chloe Saltau South Australian captain Johan Botha will appeal his suspension for spiking the ball.

Victoria held to draw by Tasmania in Sheffield Shield

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Xavier Doherty and Luke Butterworth of the Tigers walk off after the end of day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau It was a demoralising day to sum up Victoria's season.

Cricket

The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Pink ball fails to swing for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

Ben Hilfenhaus

Chloe Saltau Ben Hilfenhaus struggled to swing the pink ball as Victoria hunted its first win since November.

Marcus Stoinis hits ton as Bushrangers grab first-innings points in Sheffield Shield

Marcus Stoinis

Chloe Saltau More significant than the first innings points Victoria claimed at the MCG on Tuesday was the breakthrough of a talented batsman who powered to his maiden Sheffield Shield century.

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South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

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Fawad Ahmed in the pink as he has Tasmania in a spin

Chloe Saltau It would be no surprise if Fawad Ahmed enthusiastically joined the push for day-night Tests.

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Matthew Wade doubts future of twilight Test

Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade

Chloe Saltau Victorian captain Matthew Wade has cast doubt on Cricket Australia's plan to stage a day-night Test.

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Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

Pink cricket ball.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will be watching the pink ball as closely as the most astute batsmen this week.

Cricket

Jodie Fields opts out of Southern Stars T20 campaign

Chloe Saltau World Cup-winning captain Jodie Fields has relinquished her place in the Southern Stars’ squad for the World Twenty20 amid uncertainty about the future of her captaincy.

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How the pink ball will play is anyone's guess, but Victoria's John Hastings hopes it will help attract fans to Sheffield Shield

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau In blazing sunlight at the MCG nets on Thursday, Victoria's cricketers trained with pink balls.

Cricket

David Warner's sour grapes is a (reverse) swing and a miss

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau David Warner's latest outburst sounded all the more churlish for the fact Australia has struggled for years with reverse swing, both bowling it and batting against it.

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Concerns over visibility of pink balls for Sheffield Shield day-night matches

Focused: Victorian captain Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Colour-blindness of Victorian captain Matthew Wade prompts Cricket Australia to act.

Cricket

Maxwell eyes red-ball success and Test selection

Glenn Maxwell hopes to follow the example of Kiwi Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell was entranced by Brendon McCullum's history-making triple century for New Zealand.

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Brad Hodge leaves Stars for Strikers

Brad Hodge.

Chloe Saltau Turmoil in Victorian cricket deepens with one of the state's favourite sons joining Adelaide Strikers.

Cricket

Cricket Victoria throws its support behind young captain Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper will lead new-look Victorian side against South Australia in Adelaide from Thursday.

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Cricket Victoria looks for answers after dismal Sheffield Shield season

Aaron Finch has once again been unable to replicate his stellar short-form heroics in red ball cricket.

Chloe Saltau Victorian selectors wield the axe for next Sheffield Shield game against South Australia.

Cricket

James Faulkner inspired by cricket great Jacques Kallis

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau James Faulkner doesn't mind admitting he quizzed Jacques Kallis about the secrets to his success.