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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Australian cricket's chief selector John Inverarity likely to call stumps

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 John Inverarity is likely to stand down as national chairman of selectors in the coming days but he could remain on the panel in a part-time role.

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John Inverarity's most inspired call

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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John Inverarity tips Ashton Agar for middle-order spot

THE AGE. SPORT. BRISBANE. CRICKET.
Spin bowler Ashton Agar at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
Picture by Paul Harris.
Tuesday 23 April 2013

Chloe Saltau The effort to turn Ashton Agar into a fully fledged all-rounder is well under way, with national selector John Inverarity believing the young spinner could eventually bat well inside the top six for...

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

James Faulkner.

Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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It's all in the hands of Mitch Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson takes the new ball at the Gabba and a nation holds its breath.

Nathan Coulter-Nile's blunder: the one that got away

Boxing Day Test MCG  , Nathan Coulter-Nile tries to throw the ball back into play after catching Kevin Pietersen , it was eventually called a 6
Photo Pat Scala The AgeThursday the 26th of December 2013

Chloe Saltau There was one person at the MCG who could have done without the world-record crowd.

Nathan Coulter-Nile's reputation counts for six after ropy effort on Boxing Day in Ashes

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Chloe Saltau There was one person at the MCG who could have done without the world record crowd.

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Ashes 2013: Alex Doolan called into Australian cricket squad for Sydney Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ben Doolan of the Tigers bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmania Tigers at Blacktown International Sportspark on November 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could make his Test debut in Sydney this week as Shane Watson battles to be fit for the Ashes series finale.

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Brad Hodge wins a recall to Australia's T20 team

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Brad Hodge has been gone so long he didn't have the national selectors' number in his phone and had given up on playing for Australia again.

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Cricket Australia right to help Fawad Ahmed become an Australian citizen

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau A key backer of Fawad Ahmed's refugee claim has denied Cricket Australia helped him out because of a desire to find the next Shane Warne.

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Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

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Ashes 2013: Australia's 'pick-and-stick' policy may be tested

ashes

Chloe Saltau Australia's selectors were not reading from the Argus review when they picked the squad for the first Ashes Test but that document recedes in relevance each day.

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David Hussey will fight to earn a recall to Victoria's Sheffield Shield cricket side

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau To say David Hussey saw his axing from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team coming is an understatement.

Cricket

Clarke on ice for Ashes

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia yet to name expected return date for Australia's captain and best batsman.

Cricket

Ferguson can stake Ashes claim with Clarke injured

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's withdrawal from this month's tour of India is all about the Ashes, but Cricket Australia is yet to name an expected return date for Australia's captain and best batsman.

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Agar's all-rounder push

Chloe Saltau The effort to turn Ashton Agar into a fully fledged all-rounder is well under way.

Local hero

Australia's Ashton Agar.

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

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MacGill condemns treatment of Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian spin mentor Stuart MacGill has implored selectors not to abandon Nathan Lyon.