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.


The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

England batsman Eoin Morgan run out fair and square, according to cricket laws


Chloe Saltau The run-out of England batsman Eoin Morgan at the MCG on Friday night drew howls of protest from commentators, but it appears the laws of cricket - not the third umpire - were responsible for his...

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Greg Ritchie let loose with microphone again after racism scandal

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau Fat Cat is back. A year after the luncheon speech scandal that caused a stir during Australia's first Test against South Africa in Brisbane, Greg Ritchie is back behind a microphone at an Ashes...

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Ricky Ponting motivated by jealousy of Michael Clarke, says Shane Warne

Warne and Ponting

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne suggests Ricky Ponting was motivated by jealousy when he expressed initial doubts about Michael Clarke's suitability to be Australian captain in his autobiography.

Shane Warne comes out swinging in defence of Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains and one former vice-captain are now embroiled in the spat over Michael Clarke's leadership.

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Nathan Lyon the man for the job in opening Ashes Test

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit "cracking weather" at the 'Gabba after flirting with the idea of sending four quicks into battle against...


Darren Lehmann shows faith in spinner Nathan Lyon at Gabba

Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit 'cracking weather' at the Gabba.


Bit of mongrel and we have a new Captain Grumpy

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau The moment Michael Clarke bared his teeth as Australian captain might be the one that finally makes his country appreciate him.

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Australian bastmen must run out of bad habits

Dive to avoid being run out.

Chloe Saltau Amid all the reasons for renewed Ashes hope, a pair of run-outs against Worcestershire served as a timely reminder that no amount of cultural change will help Australia beat England if the tourists...


Pain of past failures keeps rivals on edge


Chloe Saltau Australia have only one cricketer who has played in a winning Ashes series. England have only two who haven't.

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Australians burnt by Ashes

Australia will be driven by the pain of multiple losses, while England will depend on the veterans of 2006-07

Chloe Saltau Only one Australian has won an Ashes series. All England players, bar two, have.


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.

Australia choose eight pace bowlers to win back Ashes urn

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australia have decided on a squadron of eight fast bowlers for the Ashes, but team performance boss Pat Howard insists there is room for someone to come from the clouds.


Injured Clarke 'may have to scale back ODIs'

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau As Michael Clarke was ruled out of Australia's first Champions Trophy match, former skipper Mark Taylor, who captained Australia with a bad back, said the ailing leader might have to scale back his...


CA board in historic shake-up

Generic cricket

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia commits to a fully independent board within three years.

Australian women off to winning start as historic day looms in boardroom


Chloe Saltau As Cricket Australia prepared to make a significant stride forward in the boardroom, its female cricketers made the perfect start to their World Twenty20 title defence.


Director earns her spot


Chloe Saltau, Colombo Jacquie Hey was not selected for the Cricket Australia board because she is a woman.

Ponting safe for now but concedes his run may be over

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau RICKY PONTING will escape the axe for the Perth Test but the former captain has admitted a hard conversation with the national selectors about his future is imminent.

The day a throw changed the game

Muttiah Muralidharan's action is watched by umpire Darrell Hair

Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Soon after lunch on Boxing Day of 1995, Chandika Hathurusinghe was fielding at square leg at the MCG when New Zealand umpire Steve Dunne posed him a question.

Throwaway line with a dire result

No ball: Umpire Darrell Hair calls Muthiah Muralidaran for throwing at the MCG in 1995.

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu When Darrell Hair called Muthiah Muralidaran for throwing, the cricket world changed.