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.

Meg Lanning to break glass ceiling in Channel Nine cricket commentary box

Chloe Saltau Australian women's captain Meg Lanning will take a big step into a male bastion this summer when she joins the Channel Nine commentary team.

Meg Lanning gives voice to equality in TV sports commentary

Chloe Saltau dinkus Dinkus

Chloe Saltau Channel Nine should be congratulated for inviting Australian women's captain Meg Lanning into the commentary box this summer.

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

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

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...

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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.

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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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.

Now Mister's apprentices must step up

Ed Cowan and David Warner

Chloe Saltau MIKE HUSSEY'S abrupt retirement signals the end of the apprenticeships for Australia's batsmen, opener Ed Cowan has declared, and leaves them nowhere to hide during tough tours of India and England.


Plenty of jobs for the boys in Warne's manifesto

shane warne

Chloe Saltau THE first instalment of Shane Warne's much-anticipated bible for the betterment of Australian cricket proposes a player-led mutiny against rotations and a ''dream team'' to run the game that includes...


The ways of Warne: Test great calls for Fleming as coach

shane warne

Chloe Saltau The first instalment of Shane Warne’s much-anticipated bible for the betterment of Australian cricket proposes a player-led mutiny against rotations and a "dream team" to run the game that includes...

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Haddin's new role has Wade on back foot

Brad Haddin

Andrew Wu and Chloe Saltau Soap opera that has been Australian cricket will take another twist on Wednesday.

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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...

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...