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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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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Cricket

The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Cricket

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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Debutant Faulkner will add mongrel to Ashes pack

Australian cricketer James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau Chloe Saltau previews the Ashes Fifth Test.

Cricket

Faulkner selection sends stark message

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau James Faulkner is a competitive cricketer with a mongrel streak and a good record for his age.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook's dismissal leaves ripples down England order

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Chloe Saltau The time-honoured ploy of targeting the opposition's captain almost seemed wasted on Alastair Cook when Australia's fast bowlers circled his name on the scoresheet before the winter's Ashes series.

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Cricket

Test of endurance to win back the urn

Australia captain Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey believes Australia is capable of winning back the Ashes in Australia.

Cricket

Clarke on ice for Ashes

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia yet to name expected return date for Australia's captain and best batsman.

Cricket

Ferguson can stake Ashes claim with Clarke injured

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's withdrawal from this month's tour of India is all about the Ashes, but Cricket Australia is yet to name an expected return date for Australia's captain and best batsman.

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Australia choose eight pace bowlers to win back Ashes urn

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australia have decided on a squadron of eight fast bowlers for the Ashes, but team performance boss Pat Howard insists there is room for someone to come from the clouds.

Cricket

Eight quicks picked on Ashes hit-list

Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Chloe Saltau Australia decides on squadron of eight fast bowlers for the Ashes, but team performance boss insists there is still room for someone to come from the clouds.

Cricket

Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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Cricket

Red carpet treatment for England

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia has been accused of giving England a big free kick before the Ashes by plundering state squads to the detriment of the Sheffield Shield.

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Cricket

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.

Cricket

David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey released to play Big Bash

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia relaxes edict that Test players stay away from BBL until after series.