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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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

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Brad Hodge leaves Stars for Strikers

Brad Hodge.

Chloe Saltau Turmoil in Victorian cricket deepens with one of the state's favourite sons joining Adelaide Strikers.

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Lehmann won't walk the plank

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann will not be sanctioned by Cricket Australia for an outburst in which he accused Stuart Broad of 'blatant cheating'.

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Boof brings back the tiff after Broad confession

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann stands on the balcony of the players dressing room before the first day of the opening Ashes series cricket match against England at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England, Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Chloe Saltau The fall-out from Stuart Broad's "walking" controversy is set to simmer during the home Ashes summer after Australian coach Darren Lehmann accused him of "blatant cheating" and called on local fans...

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Jackson Bird attacks Cricket Australia schedule

Chloe Saltau Recovering paceman Jackson Bird fears the warped domestic schedule could rob aspiring pacemen of valuable chances to press their Test claims.

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Fixture congestion frustrates pacemen: Bird

Jackson Bird

Chloe Saltau Recovering paceman fears domestic schedule could rob aspiring pacemen of chances to press Test claims.

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David Hussey will fight to earn a recall to Victoria's Sheffield Shield cricket side

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau To say David Hussey saw his axing from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team coming is an understatement.

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The story behind the great Ashes turnaround

Alastair Cook hooks, only to be caught Ryan Harris (not in pic) on the fourth day.

Chloe Saltau Captain Cook struggles at the top - and his team does likewise.

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Watson's second Test chances fade

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson's hopes of playing in the second Test against South Africa have nosedived after he said he would not be able to bowl in Adelaide.

Watson doubtful for Adelaide

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson's hopes of playing in the second Test against South Africa have nosedived after he said he would not be able to bowl in Adelaide.

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Aussies in need of a quick fix

Peter Siddle at the conclusion of the Second Test.

Chloe Saltau, Adelaide Australia brings in fresh legs for Perth Test, a nod to the fact that Peter Siddle's could barely carry him back to his bowling mark by the end in Adelaide.

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Marathon man Siddle simply running on fumes at the end

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Chloe Saltau AUSTRALIA have brought in fresh legs for the Perth Test, a nod to the fact Peter Siddle's could barely carry him back to his bowling mark by the end in Adelaide.

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Operation Sidds helps him keep his cool

Hopes dashed: Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and David Warner at the end of the Adelaide Test.

Chloe Saltau Fitness staff pushing ahead with concerted plan to revive Peter Siddle for the Perth Test.

Ponting on ice as Lyon takes heat

Not Ponting: Nathan Lyon walks out to bat on Friday.

Chloe Saltau After a comic case of mistaken identity, stage is set for Ricky Ponting to put Australia in command.

Ponting's final hurrah

Final stand: South African players form a guard of honour as Ricky Ponting makes his final walk to the middle on Monday.

Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting was more nervous than he has ever been when he walked out to bat for his last Test innings, and in the end he couldn't muster ''one last push''.

Chances dim for Clarke as selectors play it safe

michael clarke

Chloe Saltau MICHAEL CLARKE's hopes of playing in the Boxing Day Test have faded as Australia take a conservative approach with their inspirational captain, while Shane Watson says stepping into his shoes would...

Clarke too precious to risk: Inverarity

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson says stepping into captain's shoes would be the pinnacle of his career.

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Warner has form for a Test return, says Clarke

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  David Warner of Australia runs drinks to the batsmen during day two of the Tour Match between Worcestershire and Australia at New Road at New Road on July 3, 2013 in Worcester, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has promoted the prospect of David Warner walking straight back into the team for the first Test, declaring he doesn't need time in the middle to be ready for the Ashes.

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Warner a chance for quick return

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Australian captain Michael Clarke bullish about David Warner's first Test prospects.

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Agar, Lyon in a spin

Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon cope with contrasting fortunes after Australia's shock selection for the first Test.