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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States put on notice over pitches

Chloe Saltau Extreme measures such as forfeiting the toss to visiting team debated by Cricket Australia.

Cricket bosses eye pitches

The Gabba pitch for the first Test between Australia and South Africa has favoured the batsmen.

Chloe Saltau State of pitches around the nation will be a hot topic at a summit of cricket bosses this week.

Bowlers called but chuckers beating the system: Hussey

Rules are there: Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey believes bowlers with dubious actions have been able to beat the system too easily, and fears traditional spinners will have little impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New...

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Mitchell Starc steps up his comeback in bid for Test recall

Mitchell Starc is on the comeback trail.

Chloe Saltau Australia's one-day series in Zimbabwe could prove a crucial stepping stone to a Test recall for Mitchell Starc.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

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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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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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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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Quicks rebuild Test confidence but memory of South Africa looms large

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ryan Harris of the Bulls looks on during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the South Australia Redbacks and the Queensland Bulls at Glenelg Oval on November 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau The fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its gruelling second phase, but the selectors still face a dilemma as they seek to avoid a...

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Lyon and 'Jeff' can take heart from rival's career

Graeme Swann's career bloomed late, but he became a regular match-winner for England.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon should celebrate the career of Graeme Swann.

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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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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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Fawad Ahmed not in frame for Adelaide Test

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau Victorian spinner Fawad Ahmed is not expected to be added to the Test squad for Adelaide.

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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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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.

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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.

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Lehmann confident of improvements

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Coach has fronted Cricket Australia board meeting, attesting to improvements in culture of the team ahead of critical Ashes summer.

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Ricky Ponting motivated by jealousy of Michael Clarke, says Shane Warne

Warne and Ponting

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne suggests Ricky Ponting was motivated by jealousy when he expressed initial doubts about Michael Clarke's suitability to be Australian captain in his autobiography.

Ashes: England captain Alistair Cook brushes off Shane Warne sledge

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Chloe Saltau Even the suave Alastair Cook felt his blood pressure rise when Shane Warne accused him of negative captaincy, but he has more than that to consider as England ramp up their preparations for the first...

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Cook straight-bats Warne spin

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Even the suave leader felt his blood pressure rise when accused of negative captaincy.