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

Craig McDermott tells Dale Steyn: Australian pace attack is best

Bowling coach Craig McDermott has good reason to look satisfied.

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

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Cricket

James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

Cricket

David Warner's sour grapes is a (reverse) swing and a miss

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau David Warner's latest outburst sounded all the more churlish for the fact Australia has struggled for years with reverse swing, both bowling it and batting against it.

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Cricket

England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.

Cricket

England paceman Jimmy Anderson lacking spark, says Damien Fleming

Jimmy Anderson

Chloe Saltau Jimmy Anderson has taken just five wickets at 48 in the two Tests.

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.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Opener Chris Rogers a certainty for tour of South Africa

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers has booked himself a ticket for Australia's tour of South Africa with a match-winning century during which he could at times have been mistaken for his dashing opening partner David...

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Cricket

George Bailey unlikely to hold his place for South African tour

George Bailey

Chloe Saltau There is no escaping the feeling that unless Bailey produces something special, he's gone.

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Cricket

The world team of the year

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke the only batsman from Australia or England to make my Test team of the year.

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Cricket

Selection dilemmas and injury concerns for South Africa ahead of Test series

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Chloe Saltau Two of South Africa's most important players are under fitness clouds ahead of next month's series against Australia.

Cricket

South African paceman Morne Morkel the danger man for Australian captain Michael Clarke, says Mike Hussey

Morne Morkel

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey expects his taller compatriot Morne Morkel to pose the Australian captain.

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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THE TONK

England claim victory in battle for Robson

The Tonk

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu IN BRISBANE'S inner north, close enough to the Ashes action at the Gabba to be a tease to Australia's selectors, Sydney-born batsman Sam Robson is training with the England performance squad that...

Cricket

Dogged Cook could be the man to heal rifts

New captain Alastair Cook looks on as former captain Andrew Strauss addressesthe media at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau On the day Michael Clarke was named captain of the ICC's Test team of the year, much intrigue focused on whether England's new Test captain, Alastair Cook, would prove a formidable opposing leader to...

Cricket

Keeping Watson fresh crucial for Test hopes

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Almost 12 months ago Michael Clarke was asked whether he intended to nurse Shane Watson through a series in South Africa to have his star all-rounder fit and hungry for the big Test summer that...

Watson conundrum as schedules collide and Test looms

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau COLOMBO: A year ago, Michael Clarke was asked if he intended to nurse Shane Watson through a series in South Africa to have his star all-rounder fit and hungry for the big Test summer to come.

Cricket

Ponting out, rest required

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau But Australia is confident former captain will be fit to face South Africa in first Test.

CA pulls Ponting from Shield game over hamstring soreness

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau A TIGHT hamstring is never a good omen for an ageing champion leading into a showdown for the No.1 Test ranking, but Australia is confident Ricky Ponting will be fit to face South Africa in the first...