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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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.

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David Hussey axed from Victorian Sheffield Shield side

David Hussey.

Chloe Saltau David Hussey has been dropped from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team for the match against Tasmania starting on Wednesday.

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Cricketer David Hussey slams lack of emphasis on winning Sheffield Shield matches

Sheffield Shield.

Chloe Saltau David Hussey finds the fresh lack of emphasis on winning the Sheffield Shield 'hard to take'.

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David Hussey will fight to earn a recall to Victoria's Sheffield Shield cricket side

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Chloe Saltau To say David Hussey saw his axing from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team coming is an understatement.

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Shane Watson ruled out of Sheffield Shield games

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson won't play in the Sheffield Shield between Tests, despite looking like a man in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

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It’s the Sheffield Shield after dark as day-night Tests get the green light

Chloe Saltau It's time to turn on the lights. Cricket Australia is putting into action its long-held ambition to pioneer day-night Tests, and will hold a round of the Sheffield Shield under lights this summer...

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Tom Moody takes Renegades role

Tom Moody when coaching Sri Lanka.

Chloe Saltau The Melbourne Renegades have turned to Tom Moody, the former Australian allrounder and Sri Lanka coach, to scour the cricket world for players capable of propelling the team up the Big Bash League...

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Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

James Faulkner.

Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

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Cricket wants Junction Oval on its terms

Junction Oval

Chloe Saltau Cricket Victoria will only consider sharing the Junction Oval with the St Kilda Football Club if the summer sport is the main tenant.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Hussey takes on coaching role with Cricket Australia

Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey has signed on to help coach the next generation of Australian batsmen.

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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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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.