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.

Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

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Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

Test cricket just a matter of time for Mitchell Marsh, says Tom Moody

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Chloe Saltau The emergence of Mitchell Marsh as a match-winning allrounder might not have happened if Justin Langer hadn't put Tom Moody on his case.

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Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

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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.

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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.

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Craig Simmons shows spark with scorching century

Craig Simmons.

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.

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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.

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John Inverarity tips Ashton Agar for middle-order spot

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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...

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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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.

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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.

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.

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I'll be right to bat: Watson

Shane Watson is one of the busiest and most important players in the country.

Chloe Saltau, Brisbane Australian vice-captain Shane Watson is unsure whether he will be ready to bowl in the second Test, and understands his return is not automatic.

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Watson makes progress but doubts over bowling remain

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau SHANE WATSON is unsure if he will be ready to bowl in the second Test in Adelaide, and understands his return is not automatic.

Cowan driven by divine inspiration

Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau ED COWAN showed in his first seven Tests he could bat for a long time, but his maiden century against South Africa has revealed the new dimension needed to cement his place in the team.

Smith fires up as battle for top spot gets heated

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau SOUTH AFRICA captain Graeme Smith has ridiculed aspects of Australia's game plan for the series that will decide the No.1 Test ranking, and taken aim at the hosts' unproven top order.

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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.

The last of Australia's dominant generation leaves the game

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau Ricky Ponting leaves memories of imperious straight drives and commanding pull shots.

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