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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Fast bowlers face gruelling shield program, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Four top pacemen in rehab and that's before six Shield games in seven weeks.

Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal among dozen Pakstanis fined over fitness in lead-up to series

Chloe Saltau with AFP Pakistan, already struggling with the absence of its best bowler and a rushed preparation for next month's series against Australia, has docked a dozen players including star allrounder Shahid Afridi...

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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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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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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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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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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.

Craig McDermott rates Ryan Harris among cricket's bowling greats

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau While singing the praises of the attack at the weekend, pace whisperer Craig McDermott described Ryan Harris as ''figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost''.

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Selectors stick solid with no changes for Adelaide Test

Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide, and the fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its...

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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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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle tips the same bowling attack for Adelaide Test

Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has scotched talk of resting a fast bowler for the Adelaide Test, and expects to confront England with an unchanged attack.

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Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has no plans to back off the bouncers

Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson laughs off suggestion his brutal short-pitched deliveries at England amounted to dangerous bowling.

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England face dilemma over who replaces Jonathan Trott at No.3

Jonathan Trott

Chloe Saltau As much as Australia's fast bowlers would love an early crack at Ian Bell, they suspect the baby-faced Joe Root will be bumped up to the pivotal No.3 spot vacated by Jonathan Trott.

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Ryan Harris ready to give his all in Adelaide, but selectors will be hoping to preserve quicks for Perth

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris will take a ''go hard or go home'' approach into the Adelaide Test as the selectors search for ways to look after the quicks in anticipation of an all-out assault in pacier Perth.

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Australia expects Joe Root to bat at No.3

Joe Root

Chloe Saltau Australia's fast bowlers suspect baby-faced former opener will be bumped up to one-drop.

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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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Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers uses axe fear as inspiration for knock

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers told himself that a batsman of his age is just two Tests away from the axe, before he fell short of a second Test century on an absorbing opening day in Adelaide.

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Alastair Cook fails and whole England Ashes team hurts

Leading the way? Alastair Cook walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed on day four.

Chloe Saltau Last time he was in Australia, he made 766 runs in the series. This time...

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England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.