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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England v India on Australian TV in last-minute deal

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket fans will get to see international cricket from England this winter after all, after Fox Sports signed a last-minute deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

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Non-Test countries won't be left behind: CA

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Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has tried to reassure non-Test playing nations that they won't be left behind when cricket's brave new world becomes a reality this week.

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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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Australian coach Darren Lehmann weighs biggest mistake, management of team

Darren Lehmann and Shane Watson before the final Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann looks back on his racial outburst against Sri Lanka more than a decade ago as ''the biggest mistake of my life'', and has revealed his methods for unlocking the talent...

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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Australian cricket's chief selector John Inverarity likely to call stumps

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau John Inverarity is likely to stand down as national chairman of selectors in the coming days but he could remain on the panel in a part-time role.

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John Inverarity's most inspired call

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

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Dennis Lillee and Cricket Australia part ways over pay demands

Dennis Lillee

Chloe Saltau Dennis Lillee, the Australian fast bowling legend who helped rejuvenate Mitchell Johnson, has walked away from his role with Cricket Australia after demanding significantly more money for his...

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Pattinson 'unlikely' for next Test series as back troubles return

Australia's James Pattinson.

Chloe Saltau It took just one Test for James Pattinson's back problems to resurface, clouding the talented young paceman's return to international cricket. 

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.