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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South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

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Jacques Kallis quick to back Proteas' pacemen against Australia

Jacques Kallis.

Chloe Saltau Retired South African champion convinced Proteas' pace attack is superior.

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Bit of mongrel and we have a new Captain Grumpy

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau The moment Michael Clarke bared his teeth as Australian captain might be the one that finally makes his country appreciate him.

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Shane Watson ruled out of Sheffield Shield games

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson won't play in the Sheffield Shield between Tests, despite looking like a man in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

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.

Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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Laid bare: Australia's dossier on tackling South Africa

Australian captain Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia draws up dossier of detailed plans to unsettle each of South Africa's batsmen.

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Smith and Clarke smiles apart

South African captain Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau South African captain ridicules aspects of Australia's game plan for the series.

Caught short in race to top

Peter Siddle agonises over what might have been against Hashim Amla.

Chloe Saltau Australia's fast bowlers fall flat at the Gabba, letting two top batsmen off the hook.

Cricket

Pacemen wilt as Proteas apply the heat

South Africa's Hashim Amla

Chloe Saltau AUSTRALIA'S fast bowlers, so ferocious last summer and so full of bravado leading into this one, fell flat at the Gabba on Friday, letting two of the world's most formidable batsmen off the hook.

No excuses for no-balls, says Donald

Vernon Philander

Chloe Saltau, Chris Barrett SOUTH AFRICA'S all-conquering pace arsenal fired blanks on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test, undermined by a flat pitch, ill-discipline and Australia's dominant batting.

Smith fires up as battle for top spot gets heated

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau SOUTH AFRICA captain Graeme Smith has ridiculed aspects of Australia's game plan for the series that will decide the No.1 Test ranking, and taken aim at the hosts' unproven top order.

Cricket

Down but not cowed

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Chloe Saltau, Brisbane Ed Cowan saved by a no-ball in the day's penultimate over as South Africa's quicks all but wipe out Australia's top order.

Cricket

Cowan digs in for fight after Morkel misses mark

Michael Clarke and Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau ON A lamentable day for Australia, at least one disaster was averted.

Cricket

Unflappable Amla laughs off barrage of bad blood

Amla

Chloe Saltau HASHIM AMLA'S amused reaction to the invective hurled at him in Brisbane suggests the Australians should direct their sledges elsewhere when the three-Test series resumes in Adelaide.

Cricket

Amla: well that was fun, now what's next?

Hashim Amla

Chloe Saltau South African star amused by the invective hurled at him in Brisbane.

Starc difference in a year

Mitch switch: Mitchell Starc has pushed aside doubt and can't wait to attack the Proteas.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Starc threatening to tip Ben Hilfenhaus out of the team for the second Test.

Cricket

Kirsten defends prep of battered Proteas

Gary Kirsten

Chloe Saltau WHETHER it was down to bad luck or bad management, South Africa had a very bad day. By the end of it, Jacques Kallis had a strained hamstring and coach Gary Kirsten was forced to defend the decision...

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Ground is fine for batsmen but how about the bowlers, says Lee

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23:  Ben Hilfenhaus of Australia prepares the ball for team mate Peter Siddle during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 23, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau AS AUSTRALIA'S fast bowlers strained for a breakthrough without success, Brett Lee lamented the lack of zest in Test pitches around the nation and described Adelaide Oval's second-Test strip as ''the...

Pattinson injury puts his summer in doubt

Alex Kontouris checks out James Pattinson.

Chloe Saltau Young spearhead breaks down with serious side strain that threatens to end his Test summer.