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

David Warner says English players fear playing Australia at Gabba

Chloe Saltau David Warner has again come out swinging on the eve of the Ashes, asserting that England, despite winning the last three series, fears Australia.

Cricket

David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey released to play Big Bash

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia relaxes edict that Test players stay away from BBL until after series.

After winning back the urn, David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey are ready to have a bash at Big Bash League

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Ashes heroes David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey will be released to play in the Big Bash League before the Boxing Day Test in light of Australia's unassailable series lead.

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

David Warner distances himself from brother's abusive tweet to Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau David Warner has distanced himself from an abusive tweet in which his brother described Shane Watson as a selfish pretender.

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Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

steyn

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.

Phil Hughes a "100-Test player": Michael Clarke

Phil Hughes

Chloe Saltau The bullish backing of captain Michael Clarke has given Phil Hughes reason to overcome his disappointment at multiple selection setbacks, after Clarke tipped him for a long and successful Test career.

Cricket

Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

Cricket

Australian coach Darren Lehmann weighs biggest mistake, management of team

Darren Lehmann and Shane Watson before the final Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann looks back on his racial outburst against Sri Lanka more than a decade ago as ''the biggest mistake of my life'', and has revealed his methods for unlocking the talent...

Cricket

John Inverarity's most inspired call

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

Cricket

Bonus points for Sheffield Shield to encourage aggressive cricket

Cricket Australia's team performance chief Pat Howard.

Chloe Saltau The aggressive style of cricket that won Australia the Ashes will be encouraged at domestic level under a new points system for the Sheffield Shield.

Cricket

Arthur puts heat on Warner

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Former coach says opener's attitude has the potential to make or break the team.

Cricket

England confident ahead of first Ashes cricket Test

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke and Australia's selectors showed signs of nerves on the eve of the Ashes, while England captain Alastair Cook exuded calm faith in his players' ability to create history.

Cricket

New series, new setting, but Australia's batsmen fall short again in first Test

Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau The first day of the new series showed little has changed since the failed campaign in England.

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THE TONK

Streaking bacon: spectator smuggles pig into Gabba

pig

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau A spectator at the Gabba tried to turn back the clock three decades by releasing a pig onto the ground on Thursday.

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Mitchell Johnson shakes, rattles and rolls brittle England to revive Ashes fortunes

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to ''bust some heads''. Shane Warne ordered a ''Bodyline pace and intent''. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart, producing a brutal spell of fast bowling...

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson tears England batting apart to put Australia well ahead

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to 'bust some heads'. Shane Warne ordered 'Bodyline pace and intent'. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart and revived Australia's Ashes hopes and his own...

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Aussies turn the screws as England is set 561 for victory

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau England should have known better than to treat Michael Clarke as a bunny.

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Cricket

Skipper cooks up memorable knock in Ashes

Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau England should have known better than to treat Michael Clarke like a bunny.

Cricket

Australia wins first Ashes Test as Clarke in spat with Anderson

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Three years of Ashes pain spills over as Australia claims a drought-breaking first-Test victory, with Michael Clarke unleashing an expletive-laden tirade at Jimmy Anderson in the final overs.

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