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.

Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach

John Davison, seen here during his days with the Canadian team, says the Australian decision not to teach the doosra to emerging spinners with conventional actions has been vindicated.

Chloe Saltau World cricket is 20 years too late to save a generation of spinners who can't bowl legally, according to a leading Australian spin coach. 

CA wants umpires to think of the fans

Australia cricket team vs Sri Lanka in the International One day cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground .Play suspended until further notice due to wet weather at the SCG.

Chloe Saltau THE embarrassment of last month's abandoned one-dayer at the SCG has prompted Cricket Australia to implore the ICC to relax its standards for getting teams back on the field after rain.

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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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Call for umpires only to use DRS

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau, London, and Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Brad Haddin believes decision review system should be taken out of players' hands.

Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

steyn

Chloe Saltau It's the mysterious sledge that enraged the world's best fast bowler and set the scene for a fiery start to the Australian summer.

Biomechanist questions Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow defence

Saeed Ajmal is the fifth off-spinner to be suspended since December last year.

Chloe Saltau A leading biomechanist has questioned the relevance of Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow condition, which he will use as a defence as he fights to overcome a suspension for throwing.

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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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Spot of bother as umpiring technology bites the dust

David Warner refers a decision to the third umpire as captain Michael Clarke looks on during the third Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau It started out as the shiniest toy in the box - a military-designed thermal imaging machine.

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Chappell rails against India's media muzzling

Ian Chappell.

Chloe Saltau Indian board muzzles commentators on the Decision Review System.

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Australia wins first Ashes Test as Clarke in spat with Anderson

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Three years of Ashes pain spills over as Australia claims a drought-breaking first-Test victory, with Michael Clarke unleashing an expletive-laden tirade at Jimmy Anderson in the final overs.

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Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australian paceman determined to continue intimidation of England in Perth.

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Finch on song as Australia makes it home with ease

Finch

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

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Cook has more to complain about after defeat

cook

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

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David Warner's sour grapes is a (reverse) swing and a miss

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau David Warner's latest outburst sounded all the more churlish for the fact Australia has struggled for years with reverse swing, both bowling it and batting against it.

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SA skipper Johan Botha banned from shield for spiking ball

Johan Botha.

Chloe Saltau South Australian captain Johan Botha will appeal his suspension for spiking the ball.

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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.

Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson returns to the wild west determined to continue his intimidation of England's batsmen in the third Test.

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.

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Quiney's good grace over Test selections

Rob Quiney.

Chloe Saltau Rob Quiney has reacted with good grace to the revelation that he was selected, in part, as a human shield for Phillip Hughes against South Africa.