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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Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will be watching the pink ball as closely as the most astute batsmen this week.

Cricket

Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

Tim Paine smashes a boundary off John Hastings at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper Tim Paine shines with the bat as unbeaten Stars eliminated again.

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Fawad Ahmed in the pink as he has Tasmania in a spin

Chloe Saltau It would be no surprise if Fawad Ahmed enthusiastically joined the push for day-night Tests.

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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.

Cricket

Warnie's Pom protege fires

Michael Carberry

Chloe Saltau If Michael Carberry figures in the Ashes, Australians would have had a bit to do with it.

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Australia A players learn about selection via Twitter

Tim Paine

Chloe Saltau Tim Paine was one of a handful of Australia A players who learnt of their selection to play on Twitter.

Cricket

Australia exposed in every facet of the game: Bailey

Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi (L) throws a ball towards the wicket as Australian cricket captain George Bailey (R) looks on.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australian captain George Bailey said his team's capitulation to Pakistan laid bare its deficiencies against spin but stopped short of describing the defeat as an embarrassing way of advancing to the...

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Southern Stars crowned T20 world champions

Australia celebrate

Chloe Saltau IT CAME down to the last ball, but Australia's Southern Stars last night celebrated a monumental upset against England to claim back-to-back World Twenty20 crowns.

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Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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Johnson roars back to brink of a hat-trick

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Clearing hurdles introduced by rotation policy gives Mitchell Johnson more satisfaction than his 200th wicket.

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Rogers recovers from near cull to get call-up

Chris Rogers.

Chloe Saltau Victorian coach Greg Shipperd has admitted the pressure to produce new Australian players almost prompted the state to cut Chris Rogers from its contract list last year.

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Starc hoping to feast on Cook

Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Starc looms as a major weapon against England captain Alastair Cook.

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Rogers in top order to get the job done

Chris Rogers

Jesse Hogan and Chloe Saltau Australian selectors hailed for decisiveness in revealing Chris Rogers elevated to open.

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Watson, Rogers dominate at top of Australian batting order

Shane Watson of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the tour match against Worcestershire.

Chloe Saltau Batting with Chris Rogers for the first time reminded Shane Watson of the chemistry he used to share with Simon Katich, a rapport he hopes will convert to positive starts for Australia during the...

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Lehmann coy on Watson's leg injury

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia refused to reveal the seriousness of Shane Watson's injury as concerns mounted about his fitness for the remainder of the Trent Bridge Test.

Cricket

Clarke keeps spirits high as team fights to bounce back

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau The events of four years ago, when Australia were overawed at Lord's, will figure much more prominently in the tourists' preparations for the second Test than the allegations of in-fighting contained...

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We're in a good place, says Clarke

Clarke

Chloe Saltau The events of four years ago, when Australia was overawed at Lord's, will figure much more prominently in the tourists' preparations for the second Test than the allegations of in-fighting contained...

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Steve Warner denies Watson tweet

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Chloe Saltau David Warner's brother claims he did not send an expletive-laden tweet about Shane Watson.

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Hughes signs up with Redbacks

Australian cricket squad named, Phil Hughes and Trent Copeland Tuesday 26th July 2011 Photo Danielle Smith

Chloe Saltau Former Test opener Phillip Hughes has defected from NSW to South Australia in an effort to rekindle his Test ambitions as Cricket Australia's new contract system tests State loyalties like never...

Hughes now a Redback amid clamouring for deals

Phillip Hughes

Chloe Saltau Former Test opener Phillip Hughes has defected from New South Wales to South Australia in an effort to rekindle his Test ambitions as Cricket Australia's new contract system tests state loyalties...