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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Melbourne Renegades eager to sign Kevin Pietersen for BBL

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

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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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Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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Ashes: England captain Alistair Cook brushes off Shane Warne sledge

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Chloe Saltau Even the suave Alastair Cook felt his blood pressure rise when Shane Warne accused him of negative captaincy, but he has more than that to consider as England ramp up their preparations for the first...

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Cook straight-bats Warne spin

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Even the suave leader felt his blood pressure rise when accused of negative captaincy.

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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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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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Speculation mounts that Strauss will quit as England skipper

Andrew Strauss

Chloe Saltau Speculation is rife that Andrew Strauss will quit as England captain at a press conference at Lord's tonight, Melbourne time.

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Ashes boost: Strauss quits

Chloe Saltau Australia's Ashes outlook has brightened in the past month as England lost, in turn, its most dangerous batsman, its No.1 Test ranking and, last night, suddenly, its captain.

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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...

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Injury and Pakistan put the heat on Australians

Hot stuff: Nasir Jamshed scores 50.

Chloe Saltau Australia's seven-wicket loss to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was played in suffocating humidity.

Mastering Morkel always a tall order

Morney Morkel

Chloe Saltau MORNE MORKEL poses a very different challenge from his more celebrated pace partner Dale Steyn, but the Australian batsmen's record against one of the giants of the game suggests they have his...

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Captains courageous both on fire for Ashes

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau MICHAEL Clarke's strained hamstring in Hobart gave the first hint this year that he is human. Alastair Cook might not be, given the new England captain doesn't sweat - not even on the subcontinent,...

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No sweat

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau Captaincy has brought out the best in Australia's Michael Clarke and England's Alastair Cook.

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England's Ashes hopes on the rise

Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau Retirements and selection intrigue in Australia have heightened England's optimism.

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England revel in Australia's 'failings'

England's Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching his century during the first cricket test match against South Africa at the Oval cricket ground in London July 19, 2012.     REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau RETIREMENTS and selection intrigue in Australia have heightened England's Ashes optimism.

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Agar the probable spin twin

Chloe Saltau Teen spinner Ashton Agar is closing in on the second spinner's berth for the Ashes tour.

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Strauss urges England to target 'flawed' Australians

Andrew Strauss

Chloe Saltau Former captain warns his old team not to descend to Australia's level.

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Former England skipper cautions hosts against complacency

Andrew Strauss

Chloe Saltau Dual Ashes-winning captain Andrew Strauss has drawn attention to "character clashes" in the Australian dressing room and the fault lines in the tourists' batting.