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, Steve Smith and George Bailey released to play Big Bash

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'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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David Warner says English players fear playing Australia at Gabba

David Warner

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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Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Coach Darren Lehmann warns one Ashes Test win does not make a summer

Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann has warned that one Ashes Test win does not make a summer, and that his team, Mitchell Johnson included, will confront a much bigger challenge in Adelaide.

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Darren Lehmann rejects Andy Flower's offer of Ashes peace talks

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach rejects overture from England counterpart to discuss the teams' behaviour as ICC match referee Jeff Crowe prepares to remind both sides of their responsibilities before the Adelaide...

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Jonathan Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Jonathan Trott.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Jonathan Trott has left England's Ashes tour due to a "stress-related illness".

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Sledging still strong in Adelaide

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau Graeme Swann joked that the opening day in Adelaide was no less gladitorial than the Gabba.

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The story behind the great Ashes turnaround

Alastair Cook hooks, only to be caught Ryan Harris (not in pic) on the fourth day.

Chloe Saltau Captain Cook struggles at the top - and his team does likewise.

Warner won't be punished over Trott criticism

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau David Warner won't be disciplined by Cricket Australia over his public criticism of Jonathan Trott but the governing body has asked him to lie low in the aftermath of the England batsman's departure...

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Cricket Australia crackdown on dissent, sledging

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau As Australia rejoices in regaining its tough-guy image in the Ashes, Cricket Australia is cracking down on players who put a foot out of line in domestic ranks.

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Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has no plans to back off the bouncers

Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson laughs off suggestion his brutal short-pitched deliveries at England amounted to dangerous bowling.