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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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.

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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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.

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 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.

Cricket

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

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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Early peek at Ahmed helps rival

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Chloe Saltau One-time Test leg-spinner Bryce McGain believes the Australian selectors might have missed a trick by giving England an early look at a potential Ashes trump card, Fawad Ahmed, in the one-day series.

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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.

Cricket

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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Michael Clarke and his men are eyeing top spot in the world

It's mine: Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook with the spoils.

Chloe Saltau The loser of the Test series has won the subsequent ODI series on the last four occasions.