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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Jackson Bird attacks Cricket Australia schedule

Chloe Saltau Recovering paceman Jackson Bird fears the warped domestic schedule could rob aspiring pacemen of valuable chances to press their Test claims.

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Fixture congestion frustrates pacemen: Bird

Jackson Bird

Chloe Saltau Recovering paceman fears domestic schedule could rob aspiring pacemen of chances to press Test claims.

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.

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Qadir hopes to spin a ripping yarn, just like dad

High hopes: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistani great Abdul Qadir, practises his leg-spin bowling at training on the Gold Coast.

Chloe Saltau Young bowler Usman Qadir doesn't have to look far for a hero.

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Young quicks back rotation

Pat Cummins

Chloe Saltau James Pattinson and Pat Cummins backed Cricket Australia's plan to rotate its young quicks.

Dropped catch shows perils for bowlers

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Ricky Ponting of Australia helps his team mate Peter Siddle of Australia to his feet after he dropped a caught and bowled chance from Hashim Amla of South Africa only to have it over rules due to a no-ball during day one of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba on November 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chloe Saltau IT COULD be the only chance Hashim Amla offers all series, but Peter Siddle has an alibi. His dropped return catch on the opening day at the Gabba follows a significant decline in caught-and-bowled...

Bats, not batsmen, are now the 'bowler killers'

Soggy wait: Members of the Australian side inspect the ground on the rain-affected day two of the Test.

Chloe Saltau Modern bats are making it harder for bowlers to accept return catches.

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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...

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Finger-picking good: Lawson wants ball tampering legalised

Geoff Lawson

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett BALL-TAMPERING laws should be relaxed to permit bowlers to pick the seam and redress the growing imbalance between bat and ball, former Test paceman Geoff Lawson believes.

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Call for umpires only to use DRS

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau, London, and Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Brad Haddin believes decision review system should be taken out of players' hands.

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Ponting sacking 'a wake-up call'

Ricky Ponting speaks to the media at the SCG yesterday.

Chloe Saltau Batting coach Justin Langer welcomes end of selection culture that rewarded mediocrity.