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.

Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau It's the mysterious sledge that enraged the world's best fast bowler and set the scene for a fiery start to the Australian summer.

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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Test cricket just a matter of time for Mitchell Marsh, says Tom Moody

marsh

Chloe Saltau The emergence of Mitchell Marsh as a match-winning allrounder might not have happened if Justin Langer hadn't put Tom Moody on his case.

Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

Mitch Marsh thumbnail

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

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

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”.

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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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

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.

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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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

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.

Bring on Proteas: Bailey

cricket By Chloe Saltau WAS that a choke? In the scheme of South Africa's painful history at big events, probably not, but Australian captain George Bailey still believes the Proteas will be under enormous pressure in...

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.