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.
Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's phenomenal batting in 2012 has earned the Australian captain another accolade, as Wisden's leading cricketer in the world.
Chloe Saltau Test captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday was named Wisden's leading cricketer of 2012, becoming only the third Australian to receive the honour.
Chloe Saltau A realistic Ricky Ponting expects to discuss his future with the selectors soon, and has conceded his career could be over before the end of the summer.
Chloe Saltau After a comic case of mistaken identity, stage is set for Ricky Ponting to put Australia in command.
Chloe Saltau RICKY PONTING made it clear during his blunt retirement announcement that he didn't believe in fairytales - he just wasn't good enough any more, simple as that - and he didn't get one in the first...
Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting raised both arms to all parts of the WACA Ground and said farewell to cricket.
Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting made it clear during his blunt retirement announcement that he did not believe in fairytales.
Chloe Saltau The heartfelt ovation for Ricky Ponting conveyed how much he will be missed, but his short farewell innings confirmed the extent of his decline.
Chloe Saltau RICKY PONTING will escape the axe for the Perth Test but the former captain has admitted a hard conversation with the national selectors about his future is imminent.
Chloe Saltau David Warner has a ''see the ball, hit the ball'' approach to batting, but it's not so simple for Australia's combative opener at the moment.
Chloe Saltau THE second Test need not be the end of the adventure for Rob Quiney, who can stake a claim to stay at the top of the Australian order beyond Shane Watson's return with a big innings in Adelaide.
Chloe Saltau WHETHER it was down to bad luck or bad management, South Africa had a very bad day. By the end of it, Jacques Kallis had a strained hamstring and coach Gary Kirsten was forced to defend the decision...
Chloe Saltau Victorian vows to bat with more composure if he is given a second chance in Adelaide.
Chloe Saltau and Steve Larkin, Adelaide Dale Steyn has been laid low by food poisoning as South Africa's fast bowlers rouse themselves for a more sustained barrage of short-pitched bowling at Australian captain Michael Clarke.
Chloe Saltau DAVID WARNER yelled at himself as a ball from James Pattinson flew off the edge of his bat. The next one, from Peter Siddle, he missed altogether.
Chloe Saltau David Warner yelled at himself as a ball from James Pattinson flew off the edge of his bat. The next one, from Peter Siddle, he missed altogether.
Chloe Saltau But Australia is confident former captain will be fit to face South Africa in first Test.
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...
Chloe Saltau Shane Watson's unreliable body means Australia has faced this state of emergency before.
Chloe Saltau The only good thing about Shane Watson's unreliable body is that Australia has faced this particular state of emergency before.