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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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

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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 Australia crackdown on dissent, sledging

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau As Australia rejoices in regaining its tough-guy image in the Ashes, Cricket Australia is cracking down on players who put a foot out of line in domestic ranks.

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Arthur unsure of Maxwell for Windies showdown

Glenn Maxwell

Chloe Saltau Australia will weigh up whether to drop brash young all-rounder and call on David Hussey.

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Gayle performs on and off the pitch

Chris Gayle

Chloe Saltau Chris Gayle is yet to have a really big night out at the World Twenty20 - on the field, anyway - and Australia is re-thinking its plans in an effort to ensure he doesn't get away in Friday's...

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Gayle destroys Australia's World T20 final hopes

Brad Hogg and Chris Gayle.

Chloe Saltau Somewhere over Colombo is a cricket ball launched into orbit by Chris Gayle, and Australia's hopes of winning its first ever World Twenty20 crown went with it.

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Aussies helpless as Gayle seized control: Bailey

Chloe Saltau Australian captain George Bailey admits he felt helplessness kicking in as Australia's best-laid plans to combat West Indies match-winner Chris Gayle failed in the World Twenty20 semi-final overnight.

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Australia's campaign ends in regret, but with hope for future

High 10: West Indies players celebrate George Bailey's dismissal.

Chloe Saltau George Bailey insists team's semi-final finish just the start of his career as national leader.

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Hip-hop Windies waltz all over Australia

West Indies players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner as Australia's Shane Watson (L) watches during their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final cricket match in Colombo October 5, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau COLOMBO: As Chris Gayle danced, Gangnam Style, on the grave of Australia's World Twenty20 campaign, vanquished captain George Bailey insisted the team's semi-final finish was just the start of his...

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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.

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Windies stun Sri Lanka in T20 final

Chris Gayle

Chloe Saltau, Colombo The West Indies have spoiled Sri Lanka's party at Premadasa and started a festival of their own.

Windies revival is on cards

West Indies captain Darren Sammy with the trophy.

Chloe Saltau West Indies captain Darren Sammy hopes triumph will be catalyst for sustained revival.

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Fields' cup dream comes true

No.1: The Australian women's Twenty20 team after winning the final against England.

Chloe Saltau Out injured for the last World Cup, nothing would hold Jodie Fields back in 2012.

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Qadir hopes to spin a ripping yarn, just like dad

High hopes: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistani great Abdul Qadir, practises his leg-spin bowling at training on the Gold Coast.

Chloe Saltau Young bowler Usman Qadir doesn't have to look far for a hero.

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Let Bolt run amok - off the field

Bolt the cricketer.

Chloe Saltau If Cricket Australia wants its Big Bash League to be taken seriously then it cannot enlist great sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake as BBL players.

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Recruiting Bolt would not be cricket

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Chloe Saltau Put Usain Bolt in a Melbourne Stars top and let him run the drinks, at express speeds.

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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.

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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.