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...

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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

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Australia out to put Narine in a spin

Sunil Narine.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia will attempt to drag West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine out of his comfort zone and only then, coach Mickey Arthur has said, will his true calibre be revealed.

Cricket

White is back and oozing confidence

Back on track: Cameron White at training in Colombo last week.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Cameron White cherished his job as Australia's Twenty20 captain, so he was understandably crushed when it was taken away from him.

Cricket

Watson, Doherty lead T20 drubbing

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Shane Watson of Australia bats during the ICC T20 World Cup, Super Eight group 2 cricket match between Australia and South Africa at R. Premadasa Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau COLOMBO: Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum last night with a thrashing of South Africa, who cannot shake their habit of freezing at ICC events.

Cricket

Australia thrashes South Africa in Twenty20

Man of the match Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum on Sunday night with a thrashing of South Africa.