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

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

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...

Cricket

Brad Hodge wins a recall to Australia's T20 team

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Brad Hodge has been gone so long he didn't have the national selectors' number in his phone and had given up on playing for Australia again.

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'Bear' hug crushes England

George Bailey of Australia celebrates hitting the winning runs.

Chloe Saltau An England team in desperate need of a hug was crushed by a batsman nicknamed Bear at the MCG on Friday night.

Cricket

George Bailey backs Brad Hodge for World T20 selection

Chloe Saltau Australian Twenty20 captain makes it clear he wants Brad Hodge in his team for the World Twenty20 titles in Bangladesh in March.

Cricket

Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

Tim Paine smashes a boundary off John Hastings at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper Tim Paine shines with the bat as unbeaten Stars eliminated again.

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Stars captain White urges second chance for ladder leader

Cameron White skies a delivery from Shoaib Malik to be out, caught by Ben Laughlin (both not in picture).

Chloe Saltau Stars will have to carry stigma of losing three semi-finals in a row through next season.

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Cricket

Double chance for Big Bash top team unlikely to get go-ahead

Chloe Saltau League boss Mike McKenna says this is inconsistent with players wanting a shorter BBL season.

Cricket

Craig Simmons shows spark with scorching century

Craig Simmons.

Chloe Saltau Craig Simmons was fixing power lines for a living when Justin Langer called to offer him a place in the Perth Scorchers' squad.

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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.

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Cricket Victoria throws its support behind young captain Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper will lead new-look Victorian side against South Australia in Adelaide from Thursday.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

How the pink ball will play is anyone's guess, but Victoria's John Hastings hopes it will help attract fans to Sheffield Shield

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau In blazing sunlight at the MCG nets on Thursday, Victoria's cricketers trained with pink balls.

Cricket

Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

Pink cricket ball.

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will be watching the pink ball as closely as the most astute batsmen this week.

Cricket

David Hussey axed from Victorian Sheffield Shield side

David Hussey.

Chloe Saltau David Hussey has been dropped from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team for the match against Tasmania starting on Wednesday.

Cricket

Spun out: Australia advance despite heavy loss

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - OCTOBER 02:  Michael Hussey of Australia bats during the  ICC World Twenty20 2012 Super Eights Group 2 match between Australia and Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Colombo: Pakistan's spinners, all five of them, gave Australia an almighty scare last night.

Cricket

Australia qualifies for World T20 semis

Mike Hussey in action for Australia.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia falls to Pakistan but still manages to qualify for the World Twenty20 semi finals.

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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.

Viv Richards weighs Big Bash mentor role

Sir Vivian Richards

Chloe Saltau Sir Viv Richards, one of the most destructive batsmen the world has seen, is talking to the Melbourne Stars about joining the Big Bash side as a team mentor this summer.

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Wade turns on top form for Victoria

In the swing: Bushranger Matthew Wade hits out at the MCG.

Chloe Saltau Matthew Wade enhances his reputation for producing runs under pressure.

Warne spins a barb at Bailey

A bit of respect: George Bailey (left) and Shane Warne before the coin toss.

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne has said worse things to international batsmen over the years, and as Paul Collingwood and Daryll Cullinan know, he doesn't bother concealing his contempt.