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.


James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.


The world team of the year

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke the only batsman from Australia or England to make my Test team of the year.

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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.


Watson, Doherty lead T20 drubbing

Chloe Saltau COLOMBO: Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum last night with a thrashing of South Africa, who cannot shake their habit of freezing at ICC events.


Australia thrashes South Africa in Twenty20

Man of the match Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum on Sunday night with a thrashing of South Africa.

World Twenty20

Watson rampant in rout of Proteas

Australia's Shane Watson hits a six watched by India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli (right) during the ICC World Twenty20 Super 8 cricket match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 28, 2012.   REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum last night with a thrashing of South Africa, who cannot shake their habit of freezing at ICC events.

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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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Gabba loses fear factor

South African batsman Hashim Amla

Chloe Saltau The myth of the green Gabba monster grows fangs before each Brisbane Test, and the build-up to this series-opener against South Africa has been no different.

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.


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.


Pace and precision the key to fightback

Australia's James Pattinson appeals unsuccessfully for the dismissal of South Africa's Hashim Amla during the first cricket test match at the Gabba in Brisbane November 9, 2012.    REUTERS/Aman Sharma (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau FORMER bowling coach Craig McDermott has urged Australia's pacemen to revert to the simple plan that served them so well against India last summer.

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.

Quicks to head back to basics

Billy Bowden and Asad Rauf

Chloe Saltau Former bowling coach Craig McDermott urges pacemen to revert to simple plan.

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.


Down but not cowed


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.


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.


Lyon knows the pressure is on in Adelaide

Reason to rejoice: Nathan Lyon celebrates after trapping Jacques Rudolph lbw on the final day of the first Test.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon is under no illusions about South Africa's intentions to take him down.


Unflappable Amla laughs off barrage of bad blood


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.


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.