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.


Brad Hogg in doubt for Windies clash

Brad Hogg

Chloe Saltau Australia's frontline spinner Brad Hogg has missed training for the second day in a row, placing him in doubt for Saturday night's final World Twenty20 group game against the West Indies.


Spinner James Muirhead sets out on long road to life's dream

James Muirhead.

Chloe Saltau James Muirhead has a task at hand before he flies to Bangladesh via South Africa.


Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

Comments 33


Maxwell eyes red-ball success and Test selection

Glenn Maxwell hopes to follow the example of Kiwi Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell was entranced by Brendon McCullum's history-making triple century for New Zealand.


Victorian trio coming off a tough tour

Not at his best: David Hussey.

Chloe Saltau David Hussey, Cameron White and Glenn Maxwell all leave Sri Lanka with reputations dented.


Bookies targeted three other IPL players: report

Chloe Saltau An Indian newspaper has reported that former Australian Test batsman Brad Hodge immediately refused an invitation to a party at which a bookie intended to rope him into the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

White back in favour for world Twenty20

Brad Hogg

Chloe Saltau Australian selectors have named an unsurprising squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka, where ex-captain Cameron White will have a chance to re-establish himself at international level...


McDermott to follow father

Alister McDermott

Chloe Saltau Alister McDermott is poised to follow his father, Craig, onto the world cricket stage.


In Twenty20 world, Australia is the land way down under

Glenn Maxwell oozes that X-factor quality.

Chloe Saltau Forget the Australians' lowly ranking in Twenty20, skipper George Bailey says his team is one of the title contenders at the World Cup.


Sit back and watch: McKay predicts big things for Cummins


Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australian paceman Clint McKay has urged the cricket world to sit back and behold a superstar in the making when Pat Cummins has the ball at the World Twenty20.


Australia wary of giant-killing Irish

Mike Hussey

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia paid for a wayward bowling performance with defeat to England in its final warm-up for the World Twenty20 despite the valiant batting of Mike Hussey, who will feature in the nightmares of a...


Australia needs fish to fry

Testing time: Australia's Twenty20 captain George Bailey.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo If Shane Watson and David Warner don't get you, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc will.


Lyon backed for Test spinner role

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau The national cricket hierarchy continues to back Nathtan Lyon as Australia's Test spinner.


Australia eases past Ireland in World Twenty20 opener

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia was tiring of the Irish jokes and it showed in the deadly serious manner in which Shane Watson muscled his team past Ireland in its opening match of the World Twenty20.


Lyon stays in frame for Test spinner role despite rival's form

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau NATHAN LYON was overlooked for the World Twenty20 and outshone by Victorian spinner Jon Holland on a recent trip to England but the national team's hierarchy continues to back him to grow into his...


Australia avoid being punchline to Irish joke

Trent Johnston

Chloe Saltau Australia were tiring of the Irish jokes, and it showed in the deadly serious manner in which Shane Watson muscled his team past Ireland in its opening match of the World Twenty20.


Australia plans to rattle West Indies

Australia's Twenty20 cricket team captain George Bailey.

Chloe Saltau Fast bowlers empowered to 'target the helmets' of the West Indies' explosive batsmen in tonight's World Twenty20 group game.


Harbhajan comeback cleans up England

Harbhajan Singh has made a cracking comeback to international cricket.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Provocative Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh returns to international cricket with a 4-12 haul.

Bottled water suspected in illness outbreak

Bottled water.

Chloe Saltau The World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka has been hit by suspicions that bottled water supplied to players by the International Cricket Council is behind a gastro illness that affected at least three teams at...


Australia knocks creative spin aside: Murali

Muthiah Muralidaran

Chloe Saltau Failure to produce a spinner who can perform tricks is attributed to coaches.