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.

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

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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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

Tim Paine smashes a boundary off John Hastings at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper Tim Paine shines with the bat as unbeaten Stars eliminated again.

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Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

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Million dollar Mitch: Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson a big ticket item at IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Paceman strikes a rich vein of form before he even steps onto the field against South Africa at Centurion.

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Kevin Pietersen a $1.6 million man at IPL auction

Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen has 1.6 million reasons to feel better about the end of his international career after Delhi Daredevils nabbed him at the IPL auction, while Australia's Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson is...

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The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Mickey Arthur speaks out over sacking

Former Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur.

Chloe Saltau The ghost of Mickey Arthur continues to haunt Australian cricket, with the sacked coach still smarting from what he perceived was a lack of respect in the handling of his exit.

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Hot Spot inventor keeping quiet on controversy

Kevin Petersen on HotSpot

Chloe Saltau Hot Spot has become such a sensitive topic that its inventor has struck an agreement with the International Cricket Council not to talk about it ahead of the fourth Ashes Test.

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Selectors ponder ODI role for Agar

Chloe Saltau Now the Ashes are lost, the selectors will turn their attention to the limited-overs series.

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Test of endurance to win back the urn

Australia captain Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey believes Australia is capable of winning back the Ashes in Australia.

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Door opens for Haddin

Australia batsmen Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is set to make a remarkable return to Australia's one-day squad for next month's tour of India.

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Suspended sentence for Dave Warner after skipping grade game

Dave Warner.

Chloe Saltau David Warner's one-match suspended sentence from Cricket NSW has come with an acknowledgement that he needs to "keep distractions to a minimum".