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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Back on the radar

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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.

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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Mitchell Johnson rips through England

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Terrifying pace demon Mitchell Johnson was on a hat-trick twice as the speedster claimed 7-40 to bowl England out for 172 on day three of the second Ashes Test.

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Mitchell Johnson demolishes England with seven-wicket haul

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after taking the wicket of Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson ensures that the second Test will not go England's way.

Boys are back in town: Johnson, Starc take over

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau MITCHELL STARC has spent most of the past 12 months on the fringes of the Australian attack, while Mitchell Johnson could not have been further from contention for most of that time.

Cricket

Lillee's lament: no spearhead

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02:  Mitchell Johnson of Australia bowls during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on December 2, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee laments lack of a spearhead to stop South Africa's marauding batsmen in Perth, and said he would have been furious if he had been rested from a Test like Peter...

Lillee calls for enforcer to provide cutting edge

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau FAST-BOWLING legend Dennis Lillee has lamented the lack of a spearhead to stop South Africa's marauding batsmen in Perth, and said he would have been furious if he had been rested from a Test as...

Siddle brushes off Lillee, rests his case

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau PETER SIDDLE has bristled at criticism from Dennis Lillee and described the decision to withdraw him from the deciding Perth Test as ''the right thing to do''.

Cricket

Lillee wrong - I was right to rest: Siddle

Australian paceman Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Paceman says he played a part in the agonising call to rest from the series decider.

Cricket

Johnson roars back to brink of a hat-trick

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Clearing hurdles introduced by rotation policy gives Mitchell Johnson more satisfaction than his 200th wicket.

Cricket

Lillee to work with quicks

Dennis Lillee.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia appoints pace legend Dennis Lillee as a consultant to the nation's fast bowlers.

Cricket

Johnson still in mix for Tests

Mitchell Johnson of Australia.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is back and is 'certainly, absolutely' in contention to resume his Test career.

Cricket

Paceman Lee burns brightly to the end

Brett Lee

Chloe Saltau Brett Lee always figured it was better to burn out than fade away, so he was still bowling fast, seriously fast, when the last injury came.

Cricket

Bowled: Hurt Lee walks

Reflecting on a fine career: Brett Lee at the announcement of his retirement yesterday.

Chloe Saltau Brett Lee was bowling fast, seriously fast, when he sustained a career-ending injury.