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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Darren Lehmann endorses Ryan Harris' World Cup bid

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris' ambition to play at next year's World Cup has received a boost, with coach and selector Darren Lehmann indicating the warrior-like fast bowler's mastery of home conditions would make him...

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Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

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World Cup opening spot in Aaron Finch's reach

Hard hitter: Renegades skipper Aaron Finch is making all the right moves to be picked for a spot in the Australian team for next year's World Cup.

Chloe Saltau Big hitter needs to score in the one-day arena for Australia this summer.

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Cricket revival a World Cup fillip

Chloe Saltau World Cup boss John Harnden believes next year's tournament will shore up future of one-day game.

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Afghanistan qualifies for 2015 World Cup

An Afghan cricket fan

Chloe Saltau Australia's cricketers hold no fear for the captain of Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi, who has helped his country seize a place at the 2015 World Cup.

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NSW wants World Cup cricket in Sydney's west

Speedeblitz Blues v West Australia at Blacktown Oval David Warner on his way to 100. Tuesday 2nd November 2010
Pictures Steve Christo SMH Sport/News

Chloe Saltau Blacktown joins ANZ Stadium and the SCG on state's wish-list to host cup matches.

AFL 'will work around' cricket World Cup

Sherrin

Chloe Saltau AFL's push for an earlier start to the season encounters another hurdle.

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Players bid for World Cup cash

Cricket payments

Chloe Saltau Windfall from hosting the 2015 World Cup emerges as a powerful bargaining tool in Cricket Australia's push for an incentive-based pay system for the nation's cricketers.

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

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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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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

Generic cricket

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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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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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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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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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.