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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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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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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Kallis v Sobers

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Chloe Saltau No Test all-rounder can match the record of the South African run machine, but few experts are willing to rate him alongside the charismatic West Indian.

The last of Australia's dominant generation leaves the game

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting leaves memories of imperious straight drives and commanding pull shots.

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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.

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The gloves are off between Wade and Haddin, says coach

 Brad Haddin.

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan Mickey Arthur wants incumbent to fight for the right to wear the gloves during the Ashes.

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Starc to be nursed through Ashes

Mitchell Starc

Chloe Saltau Presence of bone spurs on Mitchell Starc's ankle a closely guarded secret.

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England's Ashes hopes on the rise

Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau Retirements and selection intrigue in Australia have heightened England's optimism.

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England revel in Australia's 'failings'

England's Alastair Cook celebrates after reaching his century during the first cricket test match against South Africa at the Oval cricket ground in London July 19, 2012.     REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau RETIREMENTS and selection intrigue in Australia have heightened England's Ashes optimism.

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Plenty of jobs for the boys in Warne's manifesto

shane warne

Chloe Saltau THE first instalment of Shane Warne's much-anticipated bible for the betterment of Australian cricket proposes a player-led mutiny against rotations and a ''dream team'' to run the game that includes...

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The ways of Warne: Test great calls for Fleming as coach

shane warne

Chloe Saltau The first instalment of Shane Warne’s much-anticipated bible for the betterment of Australian cricket proposes a player-led mutiny against rotations and a "dream team" to run the game that includes...

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