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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System dulls our spinners' magic: Murali

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Legendary Sri Lankan spinner says 'proper' Australian coaching blocks creativity.

Just let spinners be: Warne

Legging it: Leg-spinning great Shane Warne trains at the MCG yesterday for the Big Bash League.

Chloe Saltau Former Test leggie describes Jon Holland's shoulder injury as savage blow to Australian cricket.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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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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ICC beefs up regime to stamp out chucking

Cricket melee

Chloe Saltau The drive to purge cricket of bowlers who throw will be strengthened when the International Cricket Council accredits new testing centres in three countries in the coming months, as the governing...

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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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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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Dynamic duo heaps on pain

Australian batsman Michael Clarke (L) and Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Clarke and Brad Haddin are looking more and more like the leaders who could bring back the Ashes after demoralising the tourists.

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Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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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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Afghanistan qualifies for 2015 World Cup

An Afghan cricket fan

Chloe Saltau Australia's cricketers hold no fear for the captain of Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi, who has helped his country seize a place at the 2015 World Cup.

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Delight as Afghanistan makes it to world stage

Cup joy: Afghan fans celebrate their victory over Kenya.

Chloe Saltau Australia's cricketers hold no fear for the captain of Afghanistan, Mohammad Nabi.

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Ashes contenders to face England in tour matches

Luke Wells of Sussex is bowled by Jackson Bird during the tour match between Sussex and Australia as part of the Ashes tour earlier this year. England will arrive in Australia next week to defend the Ashes.

Chloe Saltau England's fears of a soft lead-in to the Test series have been partially allayed.

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Local hero

Australia's Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau We visit rising star Ashton Agar at home in Bentleigh.

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MacGill condemns treatment of Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian spin mentor Stuart MacGill has implored selectors not to abandon Nathan Lyon.

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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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Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said Australia will not seek pitch advantages against England this summer

James Sutherland.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says the pitches rolled out to exploit Australian weaknesses in England were bad for cricket.

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Ashes 2013: Taking the moral high ground

Cricket pitch.

Chloe Saltau The pitches rolled out to exploit Australian weaknesses in England were bad for cricket, Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland has said, adding that Australia will seek no such advantage at home...

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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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