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.

Adelaide change bodes well for Peter Siddle

Peter Siddle.

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...

Union makes players' mental preparation a priority

Ryan Harris says he is unsure whether he will play in the first Test.

Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With at least one player yet to make a final call on whether he plays in the rescheduled Adelaide Test, the union representing Australia's grieving cricketers has turned its attention to ensuring...

MS Dhoni in doubt for rescheduled first Test

In the frame: There is uncertainty over when MS Dhoni will take the field in Australia.

Chloe Saltau MS Dhoni was due to land in Australia before the rescheduled Adelaide Test, but it remains unclear when India's regular captain will take the field. 

Gabba Test postponed, first Test now could be in Adelaide

Emotional: Clarke struggled to read the statement that lasted two minutes and seven seconds.

Chloe Saltau The Adelaide Test, in the adopted home town of Phillip Hughes, could be recast as the first of the summer, with the Brisbane fixture expected to be rescheduled to allow his shattered teammates some...

In times of strife, cricket leaders show they can lead

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Chloe Saltau The worst imaginable circumstances have revealed a strength of character in Australian cricket's leaders, and many others behind the scenes. 

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The other cricketer who died like Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes batting for Australia in 2011.

Chloe Saltau The rare injury that befell Phillip Hughes, and its unbearable consequences, are known all too well by one other cricket family.

Phillip Hughes: A quiet, humble and generous man

Unspeakable loss: Phillip Hughes will be fondly remembered.

Chloe Saltau Chloe Saltau interviewed Phillip Hughes four months ago about what made him the cricketer and man he was.

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Players reluctant to use best-available helmets, maker says

Phillip Hughes bats before the horrific injury on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau If one good thing is to come from something horrific, a leading helmet manufacturer hopes it is that cricketers will be persuaded to embrace a back-to-the-future design that better protects the base...

Shaun Marsh fires a timely century

Shaun Marsh celebrates his century.

Chloe Saltau The stop-start Test career of Shaun Marsh could be ready to resume after a classy century against Victoria at the MCG, as the talented batsman insisted his terrible series against India three summers...

Australian cricket in shock at Hughes injury

Phil Hughes in critical condition (Thumbnail)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket was numb with shock on Tuesday night, with Phil Hughes in a critical condition after a sickening blow to the head caused him to collapse on the SCG pitch.

Michael Clarke's future could be at risk over fitness fiasco

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Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke is at war with Cricket Australia and will be asked to explain to chief executive James Sutherland the comments that could ultimately threaten his future as Australian captain.

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Ducks and drakes surround captain Clarke's quest

Michael Clarke's one day shirt.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's ambitious quest to be fit for the first Test against India resulted in an elaborate game of ducks and drakes unfolding in Sydney grade cricket on Saturday.

Is James Faulkner the new Michael Bevan?

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Chloe Saltau If James Faulkner's role as Australia's World Cup finisher was in doubt, it shouldn't be any more. 

Steve Smith heroics steal remarkable win for Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21:  Steve Smith (L) of Australia celebrates his century with James Fawkner during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 21, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau If there's something wrong with one-day cricket, it has nothing to do with Steve Smith.

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Peter Siddle still among world's best bowlers, says Craig McDermott

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau Pace mentor Craig McDermott is adamant Peter Siddle still deserves to be rated among the world's best fast bowlers as he sweats on his spot for the first Test.

Peter Siddle back in the frame: Shield wickets revive hope of Test call-up

In the frame: Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Peter Siddle has bowled Victoria to one of the best wins of his career, reviving hopes of a Test call-up for the veteran.

Allan Border urges Michael Clarke to quit one-day game after World Cup

Chloe Saltau With injured skipper Michael Clarke set to learn more about his immediate future on Thursday, a former captain has urged him to give up one-day cricket after the World Cup, in order to finish his...

Gun batsman Pat McKenna drops cricket for shot at AFL draft

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Chloe Saltau Cricket had high hopes for Pat McKenna, but the national under-19 captain has turned his back on the summer game for a shot at an AFL career.

Push for Steve Smith to lead one-day team after World Cup

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Chloe Saltau Steve Smith should serve a captaincy apprenticeship at the helm of Australia's one-day team as Test skippers Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke did before him, says former Sixers boss.

Brad Haddin patched up and poised for Test captaincy

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin is set to continue his remarkable career revival when the Cricket Australia board receives a recommendation that the patched-up wicketkeeper be Australia's 45th Test captain.