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

Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

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

Ashes 2013: Josh Hazlewood out of action for weeks

Josh Hazlewood

Chloe Saltau Another of Australia's rising fast bowlers has broken down, with Ashes contender Josh Hazlewood expected to miss several weeks with shin soreness.

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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Cricket

Selectors stick to winning formula

Chloe Saltau, Brisbane Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide.

Cricket

Quicks rebuild Test confidence but memory of South Africa looms large

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ryan Harris of the Bulls looks on during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the South Australia Redbacks and the Queensland Bulls at Glenelg Oval on November 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau The fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its gruelling second phase, but the selectors still face a dilemma as they seek to avoid a...

Cricket

Selectors stick solid with no changes for Adelaide Test

Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide, and the fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its...

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The Tonk

The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Cricket Australia hopes Ryan Harris can bowl in South African series

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Australia will attempt to nurse Ryan Harris and his knee for the next series against South Africa.

Ashes 2013: Australia's attack best in world, says Craig McDermott

Bowling coach Craig McDermott has good reason to look satisfied.

Chloe Saltau In fewer than 140 characters, Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa's Dale Steyn-led pace attack.

Cricket

Craig McDermott tells Dale Steyn: Australian pace attack is best

Chloe Saltau Faces in the Australian attack are not much different from the 2010-11 Ashes.

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We'll be ruthless, vows Clarke

Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris and Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has some bad news for embattled England. The Australian captain is approaching the Boxing Day Test with the same ruthless mindset he took into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane because...

Cricket

Shane Watson shines with Michael Carberry wicket, but strains groin in Boxing Day Test

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Grinning one moment, grimacing the next. Shane Watson has shown what Australia will miss if he can't fill the all-rounder's role for the rest of the Ashes.

Cricket

Backups for Shane Watson added to XI

Plea to play: Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau and Michael Gleeson Shane Watson confident he will be able to bat and bowl in the Sydney Test.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Alex Doolan called into Australian cricket squad for Sydney Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ben Doolan of the Tigers bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmania Tigers at Blacktown International Sportspark on November 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could make his Test debut in Sydney this week as Shane Watson battles to be fit for the Ashes series finale.

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Cricket

Twenty20 may upset Pattinson's plans

James Pattinson

Chloe Saltau IPL summons could upset James Pattinson's preparation for series against South Africa.

Cricket

Lyon backed for Test spinner role

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau The national cricket hierarchy continues to back Nathtan Lyon as Australia's Test spinner.

Cricket

Lyon stays in frame for Test spinner role despite rival's form

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau NATHAN LYON was overlooked for the World Twenty20 and outshone by Victorian spinner Jon Holland on a recent trip to England but the national team's hierarchy continues to back him to grow into his...

Cricket

Watson could match Kallis, says Arthur

Top scalp: Shane Watson grabs  Chris Gayle’s wicket.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Shane Watson can be as good as Jacques Kallis, coach Mickey Arthur says.