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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England spinner Graeme Swann retires

Chloe Saltau Australia's mission to take Graeme Swann ''out of the equation'' pays off in astonishing fashion.

Graeme Swann had no more to give, says Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired, while attempting to draw a line under the star spinner's abrupt departure...

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England captain Alastair Cook says the team has moved on from Graeme Swann's shock retirement

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook has admitted Graeme Swann's position in the England team would have been scrutinised if he hadn't retired.

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Australian batsmen grind down Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann

Chloe Saltau Australia's batsmen made no secret of their plan to take down Graeme Swann outside his own backyard.

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The story behind the great Ashes turnaround

Alastair Cook hooks, only to be caught Ryan Harris (not in pic) on the fourth day.

Chloe Saltau Captain Cook struggles at the top - and his team does likewise.

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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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England paceman Jimmy Anderson lacking spark, says Damien Fleming

Jimmy Anderson

Chloe Saltau Jimmy Anderson has taken just five wickets at 48 in the two Tests.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers gunning for runs in Boxing Day Test

Well held: Chris Rogers takes a diving catch to dismiss Tim Bresnan in Perth.

Chloe Saltau An adopted Victorian senses an opening against England in the Boxing Day Test.

Local hero

Australia's Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau We visit rising star Ashton Agar at home in Bentleigh.

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Lyon and 'Jeff' can take heart from rival's career

Graeme Swann's career bloomed late, but he became a regular match-winner for England.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon should celebrate the career of Graeme Swann.

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann wants even more from Australia's Test team

Darren Lehmann and clarke

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehmann continues to demand higher standards of his Ashes-winning team.

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England Ashes preparations hit by rain at Blundstone Arena in Hobart

Chloe Saltau At least the weather gods are on Australia's side. There is rising anxiety in the England camp about the tourists' Ashes preparations, with two days of their tour match against Australia A washed out...

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England captain Alastair Cook asks if his team has hunger to retain Ashes

England captain Alastair Cook and Matt Prior after the game.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook admits urn as good as gone if players lack self-belief.

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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...

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Ashes 2013: England drop Matt Prior for Boxing Day Test

Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau England have made two changes to their team for the Boxing Day Ashes Test against Australia at the MCG.

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Test tourists strike a telling blow

England's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau England has finally made Australia bleed. It was just a trickle, from the temple of Australian opener Chris Rogers, but it was enough to symbolise a change of fortune as the new owners of the Ashes...

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England turn tables as batsmen choke

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau England have finally made Australia bleed.

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Rankin injury adds to England's woes

Boyd Rankin

Chloe Saltau Most things that can go wrong have gone wrong for England on this tour.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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George Bailey backs Brad Hodge for World T20 selection

Chloe Saltau Australian Twenty20 captain makes it clear he wants Brad Hodge in his team for the World Twenty20 titles in Bangladesh in March.