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.

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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Cricket Australia crackdown on dissent, sledging

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau As Australia rejoices in regaining its tough-guy image in the Ashes, Cricket Australia is cracking down on players who put a foot out of line in domestic ranks.

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Sledging still strong in Adelaide

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau Graeme Swann joked that the opening day in Adelaide was no less gladitorial than the Gabba.

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Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

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Stars captain White urges second chance for ladder leader

Cameron White skies a delivery from Shoaib Malik to be out, caught by Ben Laughlin (both not in picture).

Chloe Saltau Stars will have to carry stigma of losing three semi-finals in a row through next season.

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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.

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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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Darren Lehmann rejects Andy Flower's offer of Ashes peace talks

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach rejects overture from England counterpart to discuss the teams' behaviour as ICC match referee Jeff Crowe prepares to remind both sides of their responsibilities before the Adelaide...

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Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Jonathan Trott has left England's Ashes tour due to a "stress-related illness".

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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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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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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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Laid bare: Australia's dossier on tackling South Africa

Australian captain Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia draws up dossier of detailed plans to unsettle each of South Africa's batsmen.

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Starc difference in a year

Mitch switch: Mitchell Starc has pushed aside doubt and can't wait to attack the Proteas.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Starc threatening to tip Ben Hilfenhaus out of the team for the second Test.

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Chucked out

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Chloe Saltau The last Australian player to be suspended for throwing accepts the decision, but says overseas players are treated differently to domestic players.

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Qadir hopes to spin a ripping yarn, just like dad

High hopes: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistani great Abdul Qadir, practises his leg-spin bowling at training on the Gold Coast.

Chloe Saltau Young bowler Usman Qadir doesn't have to look far for a hero.

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Harbhajan back to taunt Australia again: Hussey

Mike Hussey

Chloe Saltau Australian batsman Mike Hussey does not expect Harbhajan Singh's long absence from the international stage to have mellowed him, and said Australia would be prepared for his confrontational tactics...

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Batsmen set to take on Harbhajan

India's Harbhajan Singh celebrates after dismissing England's Tim Bresnan during their ICC World Twenty20 group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 23, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Mike Hussey says Australia are prepared for bowler's confrontational tactics.