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.

Cricket

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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James Faulkner inspired by cricket great Jacques Kallis

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau James Faulkner doesn't mind admitting he quizzed Jacques Kallis about the secrets to his success.

Cricket

John Inverarity's most inspired call

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

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South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

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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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South African paceman Morne Morkel the danger man for Australian captain Michael Clarke, says Mike Hussey

Morne Morkel

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey expects his taller compatriot Morne Morkel to pose the Australian captain.

Cricket

Chappell rails against India's media muzzling

Ian Chappell.

Chloe Saltau Indian board muzzles commentators on the Decision Review System.

Cricket

Selection dilemmas and injury concerns for South Africa ahead of Test series

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Chloe Saltau Two of South Africa's most important players are under fitness clouds ahead of next month's series against Australia.

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Sachin Tendulkar departs as a deity of cricket

Sachin Tendulkar.

Chloe Saltau Sachin Tendulkar's potential to be one of the greats of the game was obvious on his first tour of Australia more than 20 years ago.

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Dogged Cook could be the man to heal rifts

New captain Alastair Cook looks on as former captain Andrew Strauss addressesthe media at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau On the day Michael Clarke was named captain of the ICC's Test team of the year, much intrigue focused on whether England's new Test captain, Alastair Cook, would prove a formidable opposing leader to...

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Lyon stays in frame for Test spinner role despite rival's form

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau NATHAN LYON was overlooked for the World Twenty20 and outshone by Victorian spinner Jon Holland on a recent trip to England but the national team's hierarchy continues to back him to grow into his...

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Watson could match Kallis, says Arthur

Top scalp: Shane Watson grabs  Chris Gayle’s wicket.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Shane Watson can be as good as Jacques Kallis, coach Mickey Arthur says.

Cricket

Watson, Doherty lead T20 drubbing

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Shane Watson of Australia bats during the ICC T20 World Cup, Super Eight group 2 cricket match between Australia and South Africa at R. Premadasa Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

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.

Cricket

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.

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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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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.

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Watson's bowling a big loss

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson's unreliable body means Australia has faced this state of emergency before.

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Watson's injury will wreak the most damage to bowling arsenal

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Chloe Saltau The only good thing about Shane Watson's unreliable body is that Australia has faced this particular state of emergency before.

Kallis plays down Bradman claim

Phenomenal: Jacques Kallis.

Chloe Saltau Jacques Kallis has no interest in comparisons his all-round record invites.

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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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.