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.

Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

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.


The world team of the year

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke the only batsman from Australia or England to make my Test team of the year.

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Selection dilemmas and injury concerns for South Africa ahead of Test series

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Chloe Saltau Two of South Africa's most important players are under fitness clouds ahead of next month's series against Australia.


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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Bring on Proteas: Bailey

cricket By Chloe Saltau WAS that a choke? In the scheme of South Africa's painful history at big events, probably not, but Australian captain George Bailey still believes the Proteas will be under enormous pressure in...


Keeping Watson fresh crucial for Test hopes

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Almost 12 months ago Michael Clarke was asked whether he intended to nurse Shane Watson through a series in South Africa to have his star all-rounder fit and hungry for the big Test summer that...


Cowan digs in for fight after Morkel misses mark

Michael Clarke and Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau ON A lamentable day for Australia, at least one disaster was averted.

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.


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.

Lillee calls for enforcer to provide cutting edge

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau FAST-BOWLING legend Dennis Lillee has lamented the lack of a spearhead to stop South Africa's marauding batsmen in Perth, and said he would have been furious if he had been rested from a Test as...


Coach 'swings' to English reverse

Argy-bargy: Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers, James Faulkner and Shane Watson try ''barge'' cricket.

Chloe Saltau Australian bowling coach will use same methods as England to gain reverse swing.


Dogged Cook could be the man to heal rifts

New captain Alastair Cook looks on as former captain Andrew Strauss addressesthe media at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau On the day Michael Clarke was named captain of the ICC's Test team of the year, much intrigue focused on whether England's new Test captain, Alastair Cook, would prove a formidable opposing leader to...