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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The Ashes: Australian player ratings

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers (463 runs at 46.3, 2 centuries) No longer a one Test wonder but a dual century maker in an Ashes-winning team. Leading runscorer across home and away series from either side. 8/10

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The Ashes: Nathan Lyon has grounds to believe Australia could be on a roll

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates dismissing Ian Bell of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia's...

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Age shall not weary Hussey before the Ashes

Australia's Michael Hussey

Chloe Saltau MIKE HUSSEY would like to return to his roots and captain Western Australia when his international career is over but the last of the ageing Test batsmen is adamant he does not yet know when that...

Starc puts the Ashes before IPL riches

Australia's Peter Siddle (R) and Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau, Adam Cooper MITCHELL STARC will reject offers worth up to $500,000 to play in next year's Indian Premier League because he wants to be in peak condition for the Ashes.

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We can win the Ashes: Lehmann

Australia's new coach Darren Lehmann is confident that the team can win back the Ashes.

Chloe Saltau New coach says victory possible despite all the on-field malfunctions and dressing room ructions.

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Let the Ashes begin

Ashes

Chloe Saltau A pre-Ashes restlessness settled on Worcester's county ground as the Australians' last warm-up game ended in a draw.

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Ashton Agar the Ashes hero: debutant steers Australia to first innings lead over England

Ashton Agar

Chloe Saltau Not even falling two runs short of a century on debut could dim the smile on Ashton Agar's face.

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Ashton Agar the Ashes hero: debutant saves Australia with record Test innings

Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau Not even falling two runs short of a century on debut could dim the smile on Ashton Agar's face, and England spent the evening session at Trent Bridge trying to recover from the teenaged No.

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England v India on Australian TV in last-minute deal

England captain Alastair Cook is under pressure for the home series against India.

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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Mitch Johnson ponders limited-overs future

Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is prepared to ditch one or both of the limited overs formats if it helps him repeat his menacing of England in next year's Ashes.

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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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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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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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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.

After winning back the urn, David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey are ready to have a bash at Big Bash League

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Ashes heroes David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey will be released to play in the Big Bash League before the Boxing Day Test in light of Australia's unassailable series lead.

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England spinner Graeme Swann retires

England's Graeme Swann announces his retirement to the media at the MCG on Sunday.

Chloe Saltau Australia's mission to take Graeme Swann ''out of the equation'' pays off in astonishing fashion.