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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Ashes: England team cuisine makes Merv Hughes gag

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau England's new-age menu might have the approval of some of Australia's finest foodies but not so former Test great Merv Hughes.

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Warne joins fight to save redevelopment of Junction Oval, his old home ground

Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau The campaign to save the Junction Oval redevelopment has kicked into overdrive.

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Sachin Tendulkar departs as a deity of cricket

Sachin Tendulkar.

Chloe Saltau Sachin Tendulkar's potential to be one of the greats of the game was obvious on his first tour of Australia more than 20 years ago.

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Dropped catch shows perils for bowlers

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09:  Ricky Ponting of Australia helps his team mate Peter Siddle of Australia to his feet after he dropped a caught and bowled chance from Hashim Amla of South Africa only to have it over rules due to a no-ball during day one of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba on November 9, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Chloe Saltau IT COULD be the only chance Hashim Amla offers all series, but Peter Siddle has an alibi. His dropped return catch on the opening day at the Gabba follows a significant decline in caught-and-bowled...

Bats, not batsmen, are now the 'bowler killers'

Soggy wait: Members of the Australian side inspect the ground on the rain-affected day two of the Test.

Chloe Saltau Modern bats are making it harder for bowlers to accept return catches.

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Lillee's lament: no spearhead

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 02:  Mitchell Johnson of Australia bowls during day three of the Third Test Match between Australia and South Africa at the WACA on December 2, 2012 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee laments lack of a spearhead to stop South Africa's marauding batsmen in Perth, and said he would have been furious if he had been rested from a Test like Peter...

Lillee calls for enforcer to provide cutting edge

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau FAST-BOWLING legend Dennis Lillee has lamented the lack of a spearhead to stop South Africa's marauding batsmen in Perth, and said he would have been furious if he had been rested from a Test as...

Cricket

Johnson roars back to brink of a hat-trick

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Clearing hurdles introduced by rotation policy gives Mitchell Johnson more satisfaction than his 200th wicket.

Cricket

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...

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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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Gluttony and the runs

Seven deadly sins of sport

Chloe Saltau Cricket has a history of accommodating, even celebrating, players with ravenous appetites and generous dimensions, but this is not a story about Arjuna Ranatunga or Merv Hughes or the gazelle-like...

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Paceman Lee burns brightly to the end

Brett Lee

Chloe Saltau Brett Lee always figured it was better to burn out than fade away, so he was still bowling fast, seriously fast, when the last injury came.

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Bowled: Hurt Lee walks

Reflecting on a fine career: Brett Lee at the announcement of his retirement yesterday.

Chloe Saltau Brett Lee was bowling fast, seriously fast, when he sustained a career-ending injury.