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.


Bailey sure there was no snick

On his way: George Bailey walks off after being given out by the third umpire

Chloe Saltau George Bailey was certain that he did not hit the ball that dismissed him for a duck at the MCG on Friday, casting doubt on the use of real-time snicko as part of the Decision Review System.


George Bailey may pay a double price for Snicko outcome

George Bailey

Chloe Saltau George Bailey was certain he did not hit the ball that dismissed him for a duck at the MCG on Friday, casting doubt on the use of real-time Snicko in the decision-review system.

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Finch on song as Australia makes it home with ease


Chloe Saltau Aaron Finch hits ton as Australia romps to easy win over England in first ODI.


Cook has more to complain about after defeat


Chloe Saltau England captain says recalling David Warner after contentious catch was wrong.

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Alastair Cook's Australian ordeal finally ends

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook left his final press conference with a tired wave and another "could've, should've, would love to have" moment to add to his wretched collection.


Australia triumphant again as England crumbles


Chloe Saltau Accidental stumping helps Australia condemn England to another unexpected defeat.

England batsman Eoin Morgan run out fair and square, according to cricket laws


Chloe Saltau The run-out of England batsman Eoin Morgan at the MCG on Friday night drew howls of protest from commentators, but it appears the laws of cricket - not the third umpire - were responsible for his...

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Monty Panesar was the pivotal figure on the opening day of the second Ashes Test

England's Monty Panesar.

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide.


Lyon knows the pressure is on in Adelaide

Reason to rejoice: Nathan Lyon celebrates after trapping Jacques Rudolph lbw on the final day of the first Test.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon is under no illusions about South Africa's intentions to take him down.

Declaration query after draw

Australian captain Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Timing of Michael Clarke's declaration questioned after the first Test ambles to a draw.


Khawaja's run of outs continues

Australia's Usman Khawaja reacts during a practice session in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 2, 2013. The third test match between Australia and Sri Lanka begins in Sydney on Thursday.        REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau THE confusion created by the revolving door for Australian quicks has spread to the batsmen, following the omission of Usman Khawaja after just one game in one-day colours.

Haddin strain adds to pain of defeat

Australia's Kane Richardson comes close to getting a wicket against Sri Lanka during their One Day International cricket match in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau A HAMSTRING injury to Brad Haddin has complicated Australia's wicketkeeping plans just as the veteran demonstrated the value of his experience to a rookie team that was taken apart by Sri Lanka on...

Haddin injury adds to woes

Chloe Saltau Australia suffers more injury worries and a debutant's dream turns into a nightmare.


Ashton Agar the Ashes hero: debutant steers Australia to first innings lead over England

Ashton Agar

Chloe Saltau Not even falling two runs short of a century on debut could dim the smile on Ashton Agar's face.


Clarke fuming after umpire howler costs Australia

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau An appalling umpiring decision, and Stuart Broad's refusal to walk after edging a ball to slip, ensured Australia's suspect batsmen will face a mountainous task to win the first Test.

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Umpires' errors embarrass the ICC

Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau ICC embarrassed by a diabolical umpiring decision on the second day.

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First blood: England claim controversial Ashes Test victory

England notches First Test win.

Chloe Saltau Australia has suffered a heartbreaking defeat in controversial circumstances at Trent Bridge.

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Proud Clarke admits DRS failings


Chloe Saltau It's a bizarre new age indeed when teams are measured as much by referrals as by runs and wickets.


Ashes agony familiar for Haddin

Australia's Brad Haddin.

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin was in the dressing room at Edgbaston in 2005, when Michael Kasprowicz gloved a ball down the leg side and Australia lost a famous Test by two runs.

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Target Anderson: the game plan behind Haddin's heroics

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin did not need to wait for the replay to know he had hit the ball that sealed Australia's first-Test defeat.

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