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.

Ashes 2013: Craig McDermott draws on experiences at Gabba in role as Australian bowling coach

Chloe Saltau The only person in the Australian dressing room who has lost a Test at the Gabba is Craig McDermott, and the reappointed bowling coach is drawing on his memories of tormenting England there to make...


Craig McDermott plotting England's demise at the Gabba

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott has returned to plot England's demise on his old stomping ground.

Craig McDermott rates Ryan Harris among cricket's bowling greats

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau While singing the praises of the attack at the weekend, pace whisperer Craig McDermott described Ryan Harris as ''figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost''.

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Ashes 2013: Australia's attack best in world, says Craig McDermott

Bowling coach Craig McDermott has good reason to look satisfied.

Chloe Saltau In fewer than 140 characters, Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa's Dale Steyn-led pace attack.


Craig McDermott tells Dale Steyn: Australian pace attack is best

Chloe Saltau Faces in the Australian attack are not much different from the 2010-11 Ashes.

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Craig McDermott sure he can coach quicks to be Ashes winners

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Craig McDermott has backed Australia's fast-bowling veterans to lead an Ashes revival this summer.

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Craig McDermott returns to Australian fold to guide quicks

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Craig McDermott, the man whose simple plan turned Australia's fast bowlers into a world-class force, is back in charge of the Test pacemen.


Jacques Kallis quick to back Proteas' pacemen against Australia

Jacques Kallis.

Chloe Saltau Retired South African champion convinced Proteas' pace attack is superior.

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Statistically, paceman Ryan Harris is up there with the best

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris is 'figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost': Craig McDermott.


Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

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Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...


Backups for Shane Watson added to XI

Plea to play: Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau and Michael Gleeson Shane Watson confident he will be able to bat and bowl in the Sydney Test.


Split coaches a possibility

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau But Cricket Australia insists Darren Lehmann will retain control of Test and limited-overs teams for the moment.


De Winter leader of Australia's bowling pack


Chloe Saltau Former Tasmania paceman Allister de Winter has been appointed Australia's new bowling coach.


Harris targets quick fix

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan Australia has come as close as it probably ever will to the dream scenario of having all its fast bowlers fit at once.


No kidding: 'Billy' McDermott is an Irishman for now

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 12:  Craig McDermott in action during the Australian national cricket team training session at Sahara Park Newlands on October 12, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa 

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Chloe Saltau Craig McDermott expects he will continue to shape the careers of Australia's fast bowlers but for the moment he is hell-bent on helping his new employer, Ireland, pull off the mother of all upsets in...


Pace and precision the key to fightback

Australia's James Pattinson appeals unsuccessfully for the dismissal of South Africa's Hashim Amla during the first cricket test match at the Gabba in Brisbane November 9, 2012.    REUTERS/Aman Sharma (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau FORMER bowling coach Craig McDermott has urged Australia's pacemen to revert to the simple plan that served them so well against India last summer.

Quicks to head back to basics

Billy Bowden and Asad Rauf

Chloe Saltau Former bowling coach Craig McDermott urges pacemen to revert to simple plan.


Johnson roars back to brink of a hat-trick

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Clearing hurdles introduced by rotation policy gives Mitchell Johnson more satisfaction than his 200th wicket.

McDermott quits as Australia's bowling coach

Craig McDermott.

Chloe Saltau The man who resurrected Australia's fast bowlers, Craig McDermott, has quit after only a year in the job, leaving the team in the hunt for a new fast-bowling mentor as it builds for the Ashes.

Johnson toe injury a 'career-saver'

Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson might have retired had he not injured his toe last year.