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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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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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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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.

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.

Cricket

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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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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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach

Another one gone: Andy Flower (left) with Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie mentioned as possible replacement.

Jason Gillespie in the mix as England look to rebuild

Andy Flower

Chloe Saltau The latest casualty of England's woeful tour of Australia is head coach Andy Flower, and former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace him.

Cricket

Melbourne Renegades eager to sign Kevin Pietersen for BBL

Chloe Saltau Cricket's newest free agent will be chased hard by the Melbourne Renegades.

Cricket

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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Coach Darren Lehmann warns one Ashes Test win does not make a summer

Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann has warned that one Ashes Test win does not make a summer, and that his team, Mitchell Johnson included, will confront a much bigger challenge in Adelaide.

Cricket

Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Jonathan Trott has left England's Ashes tour due to a "stress-related illness".

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ECB threatens to ban future Test matches at the Gabba after hostile reception

Gabba Test.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau, Adelaide England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane.

Michael Clarke says Gabba Ashes victory is just one step towards regaining No.1 ranking

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau As Australia put an end to the selectorial disorder of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

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Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Captain says thumping start to in Brisbane only baby step towards much loftier goal.

Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

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Chloe Saltau Adelaide As Australia put an end to the selectorial funkiness of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

England threat to boycott Brisbane after hostile Gabba reception

Michael Clarke of Australia and James Anderson.

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane, and the fallout from the explosive first Ashes Test continues even as the next chapter of the series begins.

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