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

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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Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

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

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Ashes 2013: Craig McDermott draws on experiences at Gabba in role as Australian bowling coach

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau The only person in the Australian dressing room who has lost a Test at the Gabba is Craig McDermott, and the reappointed bowling coach is drawing on his memories of tormenting England there to make...

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Craig McDermott plotting England's demise at the Gabba

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott has returned to plot England's demise on his old stomping ground.

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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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Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Alastair Cook fails and whole England Ashes team hurts

Leading the way? Alastair Cook walks back to the pavilion after being dismissed on day four.

Chloe Saltau Last time he was in Australia, he made 766 runs in the series. This time...

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

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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Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook's dismissal leaves ripples down England order

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Chloe Saltau The time-honoured ploy of targeting the opposition's captain almost seemed wasted on Alastair Cook when Australia's fast bowlers circled his name on the scoresheet before the winter's Ashes series.

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England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.

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Pain of past failures keeps rivals on edge

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Chloe Saltau Australia have only one cricketer who has played in a winning Ashes series. England have only two who haven't.

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Australians burnt by Ashes

Australia will be driven by the pain of multiple losses, while England will depend on the veterans of 2006-07

Chloe Saltau Only one Australian has won an Ashes series. All England players, bar two, have.

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Agar comes from clouds to make debut

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Chloe Saltau Australia were not kidding when they vowed to outfox England, springing a major selection surprise by handing a Test debut to exciting teenager Ashton Agar and a second setback to incumbent spinner...

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Agar, Lyon in a spin

Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon cope with contrasting fortunes after Australia's shock selection for the first Test.

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Ashton Agar the Ashes hero: debutant steers Australia to first innings lead over England

Ashton Agar

Chloe Saltau Not even falling two runs short of a century on debut could dim the smile on Ashton Agar's face.

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Ashton Agar the Ashes hero: debutant saves Australia with record Test innings

Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau Not even falling two runs short of a century on debut could dim the smile on Ashton Agar's face, and England spent the evening session at Trent Bridge trying to recover from the teenaged No.

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Last man smiling: Agar happy despite narrowly missing out on debut century

Ashton Agar

Chloe Saltau Straight after his incredible debut innings, a smiling Ashton Agar wandered over to his parents in the second row of the New Stand at Trent Bridge and apologised for falling two runs short of...

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Clarke fuming after umpire howler costs Australia

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau An appalling umpiring decision, and Stuart Broad's refusal to walk after edging a ball to slip, ensured Australia's suspect batsmen will face a mountainous task to win the first Test.

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We're in a good place, says Clarke

Clarke

Chloe Saltau The events of four years ago, when Australia was overawed at Lord's, will figure much more prominently in the tourists' preparations for the second Test than the allegations of in-fighting contained...

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