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.

Graeme Swann had no more to give, says Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired, while attempting to draw a line under the star spinner's abrupt departure...

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England captain Alastair Cook says the team has moved on from Graeme Swann's shock retirement

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired.

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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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Alastair Cook tight-lipped over Kevin Pietersen's future

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau England captain Alastair Cook has invoked the dressing-room cone of silence in refusing to answer questions about Kevin Pietersen, casting further doubt on the controversial batsman's Test future.

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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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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.

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England captain Alastair Cook asks if his team has hunger to retain Ashes

England captain Alastair Cook and Matt Prior after the game.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook admits urn as good as gone if players lack self-belief.

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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England v India on Australian TV in last-minute deal

England captain Alastair Cook is under pressure for the home series against India.

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket fans will get to see international cricket from England this winter after all, after Fox Sports signed a last-minute deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

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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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Carberry expects 'odd' dismissals to even out

Michael Carberry

Chloe Saltau Michael Carberry has a whole host of fans willing him to a ton.

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The keeper who keeps on giving

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Ashes hero Brad Haddin has earned the right to decide when he calls it quits, says Rod Marsh.

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Ashes 2013: England drop Matt Prior for Boxing Day Test

Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau England have made two changes to their team for the Boxing Day Ashes Test against Australia at the MCG.

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George Bailey unlikely to hold his place for South African tour

George Bailey

Chloe Saltau There is no escaping the feeling that unless Bailey produces something special, he's gone.

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Rankin injury adds to England's woes

Boyd Rankin

Chloe Saltau Most things that can go wrong have gone wrong for England on this tour.

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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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All jobs on the line, says Gooch

Richie Benaud fans

Chloe Saltau England batting coach Graham Gooch declared all the tourists' jobs were on the line.

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Ashes: England slump to a new low as whitewash beckons

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau The sustained excellence of Australia's pace juggernaut collided with the carelessness of England's batting with spectacular results on Saturday to carry the locals ever closer to the third whitewash...

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