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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Shocked Mickey Arthur fires back at Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Sacked coach Mickey Arthur has returned fire at Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin, describing the veteran's scathing critique of his regime as a cheap shot and his presence in the Test team as...

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Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan one-day squad

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Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan with a "significant" hamstring injury and is racing to be fit for the Tests.

Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

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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.

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Mitchell Starc steps up his comeback in bid for Test recall

Mitchell Starc is on the comeback trail.

Chloe Saltau Australia's one-day series in Zimbabwe could prove a crucial stepping stone to a Test recall for Mitchell Starc.

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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

Jamie Cox the only casualty in BBL recruiting fiasco

Brad Hodge.

Chloe Saltau Sacked South Australian high-performance chief Jamie Cox remains the sole casualty of the Big Bash League contracting fiasco.

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Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

James Faulkner.

Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

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Australian cricket's chief selector John Inverarity likely to call stumps

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau John Inverarity is likely to stand down as national chairman of selectors in the coming days but he could remain on the panel in a part-time role.

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John Inverarity's most inspired call

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Lehmann asked and a resurgent Australia answered

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehman's instructions were "win, win, win". They were followed to the letter.

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Test tourists strike a telling blow

England's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau England has finally made Australia bleed. It was just a trickle, from the temple of Australian opener Chris Rogers, but it was enough to symbolise a change of fortune as the new owners of the Ashes...

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Lyon's pride at notching ton

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon bowls his team to a winning position in the Boxing Day Test.

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Nathan Lyon reaches 100 wickets as tide starts to turn

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau He's been overshadowed and underrated, but Nathan Lyon felt the love as he joined the small handful of Australian off spinners to have taken 100 Test wickets while bowling his team to a winning...

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Ashes 2013: Alex Doolan called into Australian cricket squad for Sydney Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ben Doolan of the Tigers bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmania Tigers at Blacktown International Sportspark on November 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could make his Test debut in Sydney this week as Shane Watson battles to be fit for the Ashes series finale.

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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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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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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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From despair grew the determination

Michael Clarke speaks to the media after the whitewash was completed.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says depths to which Australian cricket plummeted in 2013 were the making of this team.