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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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

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Geoff Boycott rips into Kevin Pietersen for dismal Ashes dismissals

Chloe Saltau Former England captain Geoff Boycott has cast doubt on the Test future of a self-absorbed Kevin Pietersen as Australia set their sights on taking the lead in a ''best-of-10'' Ashes marathon in the...

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Geoff Boycott labels Test batsman Kevin Pietersen a 'mug'

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Former England opener casts doubt on Test future of self-absorbed Kevin Pietersen.

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Alastair Cook tight-lipped over Kevin Pietersen's future

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau England captain Alastair Cook has invoked the dressing-room cone of silence in refusing to answer questions about Kevin Pietersen, casting further doubt on the controversial batsman's Test future.

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Melbourne Renegades eager to sign Kevin Pietersen for BBL

Chloe Saltau Cricket's newest free agent will be chased hard by the Melbourne Renegades.

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Kevin Pietersen a $1.6 million man at IPL auction

Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen has 1.6 million reasons to feel better about the end of his international career after Delhi Daredevils nabbed him at the IPL auction, while Australia's Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson is...

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Kevin Pietersen falls into trap in second Ashes Test

On the rise: Mitchell Johnson lets rip with a bouncer at England’s Joe Root.

Chloe Saltau Australia plays on Kevin Pietersen's ego and England star falls into trap.

Ashes 2013: Nathan Lyon relishing the challenge of outfoxing Kevin Pietersen

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon knows Kevin Pietersen won't need any encouragement to come hard at him this Ashes summer but, in his laconic way, the Australian off-spinner has told England's superstar batsman to bring...

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Full-bore approach against Kevin Pietersen that's working wonders

Kevin Pietersen looks at his stumps after he was bowled by Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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Brad Hodge happy with controversial Big Bash move to Adelaide Strikers

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Brad Hodge has revealed that national coach Darren Lehmann encouraged him to leave the Melbourne Stars for Adelaide, but he insists he is still Victorian underneath. 

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Ryan Harris on the radar of BBL teams

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Big Bash teams are sniffing around Test hero Ryan Harris, who is yet to re-sign with Brisbane Heat. 

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Tom Moody takes Renegades role

Tom Moody when coaching Sri Lanka.

Chloe Saltau The Melbourne Renegades have turned to Tom Moody, the former Australian allrounder and Sri Lanka coach, to scour the cricket world for players capable of propelling the team up the Big Bash League...

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England captain Alastair Cook asks if his team has hunger to retain Ashes

England captain Alastair Cook and Matt Prior after the game.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook admits urn as good as gone if players lack self-belief.

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England paceman Jimmy Anderson lacking spark, says Damien Fleming

Jimmy Anderson

Chloe Saltau Jimmy Anderson has taken just five wickets at 48 in the two Tests.

Shane Warne critiques Michael Clarke's management style

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might be relieved to face Stuart Broad on a bouncy 'Gabba pitch because nothing the tall and provocative Englishman can direct at him could be more testing than the examination the...

Tim Bresnan ready to lift England and carry workload in Adelaide for second Ashes Test

Chloe Saltau The dependable Tim Bresnan has never lost when he's played in an Ashes Test and says he is ready to lend some muscle to England's fightback effort in Adelaide.

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England spinner Graeme Swann retires

England's Graeme Swann announces his retirement to the media at the MCG on Sunday.

Chloe Saltau Australia's mission to take Graeme Swann ''out of the equation'' pays off in astonishing fashion.