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

Craig Simmons shows spark with scorching century

Chloe Saltau Craig Simmons was fixing power lines for a living when Justin Langer called to offer him a place in the Perth Scorchers' squad.

Cricket

Michael Hussey takes on coaching role with Cricket Australia

Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey has signed on to help coach the next generation of Australian batsmen.

Unshackled, no-nonsense Ponting gets to tell it like it is

Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau RICKY Ponting turned up at the SCG in suit and tie, armed with ideas from seven years as Australian captain, expecting to spend the whole day imparting them to Don Argus and his panel.

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Cricket

Punter on the attack

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau Rick Ponting unleashes seven years worth of ideas as captain on Don Argus and his panel.

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Local hero

Australia's Ashton Agar.

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

THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

Cricket

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.

Cricket

Agar who? Test cap for teen spinner

The Ashes 2013

Chloe Saltau, Nottingham Australia has launched its Ashes campaign by springing a major selection surprise on England, handing a shock Test debut to 19-year-old spinner Ashton Agar.

Agar who? Test cap for teen spinner

Ashton Agar

Chloe Saltau Australia has launched its Ashes campaign by springing a major selection surprise on England, handing a shock Test debut to 19-year-old spinner Ashton Agar.

Cricket

Agar comes from clouds to make debut

ashton agar

Chloe Saltau Australia were not kidding when they vowed to outfox England, springing a major selection surprise by handing a Test debut to exciting teenager Ashton Agar and a second setback to incumbent spinner...

Cricket

Call for umpires only to use DRS

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau, London, and Jon Tuxworth, Canberra Brad Haddin believes decision review system should be taken out of players' hands.

Cricket

Hayden hits out at Australia's leadership void

Michael Clarke and Matthew Hayden.

Chloe Saltau Matthew Hayden believes decision to anoint Michael Clarke as next Australian captain from a young age instead of grooming a group of candidates contributed to a lost generation of leaders.

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Cricket

Capacity, not conspiracy, the reason behind Perth losing out on India Test

Australia

Chloe Saltau The WACA Ground might be the venue where Australia enjoys its strongest home-ground advantage but it is also the one most in need of refurbishment, having the smallest capacity of the mainland Test...

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Cricket

Agar's all-rounder push

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

Cricket

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...

Cricket

Younger Marsh learns his lessons, looks forward

Mitchell Marsh.

Chloe Saltau But Mitchell Marsh still feels his lapses of the past year were blown out of proportion.

Cricket

De Winter leader of Australia's bowling pack

Cricket

Chloe Saltau Former Tasmania paceman Allister de Winter has been appointed Australia's new bowling coach.

Cricket

Hughes has what it takes, says Langer

Phillip Hughes

Chloe Saltau Batting coach Justin Langer tried and failed to break the spirit of Phillip Hughes.

Langer in line to take Warriors job

Justin Langer.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia bracing itself to lose key member of its coaching staff on eve of Test.

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.