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.

Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan one-day squad

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan with a "significant" hamstring injury and is racing to be fit for the Tests.

Why Dale Steyn won't forgive Michael Clarke

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Chloe Saltau It's the mysterious sledge that enraged the world's best fast bowler and set the scene for a fiery start to the Australian summer.

Michael Clarke still in doubt for UAE tour

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Scans on Michael Clarke's injured hamstring have failed to provide a clue as to when he will return to cricket, leaving him in doubt for next month's tour of the United Arab Emirates.

Phil Hughes a "100-Test player": Michael Clarke

Phil Hughes

Chloe Saltau The bullish backing of captain Michael Clarke has given Phil Hughes reason to overcome his disappointment at multiple selection setbacks, after Clarke tipped him for a long and successful Test career.

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Michael Clarke and his men are eyeing top spot in the world

It's mine: Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook with the spoils.

Chloe Saltau The loser of the Test series has won the subsequent ODI series on the last four occasions.

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Michael Clarke says chase for top ODI ranking will cure any Ashes hangovers

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau James Pattinson is on the bench and Mitchell Johnson on ice, but Australian captain Michael Clarke is adamant any Ashes hangovers will be cured by the prospect of reclaiming the No.

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South African paceman Morne Morkel the danger man for Australian captain Michael Clarke, says Mike Hussey

Morne Morkel

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey expects his taller compatriot Morne Morkel to pose the Australian captain.

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Michael Clarke in line for match time ahead of Ashes 2013 return

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke's Ashes prospects have improved markedly since his fitness appraisal of a fortnight ago, and the captain is now hoping to play in the first or second round of the Sheffield Shield.

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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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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...

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke to lead unchanged Australian XI in Adelaide Test

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia will field an unchanged team for the first time in 12 months for the Adelaide Ashes Test, with a fully fit captain Michael Clarke welcoming an end to the selection upheaval.

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Michael Clarke says Gabba Ashes victory is just one step towards regaining No.1 ranking

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau As Australia put an end to the selectorial disorder of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

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Michael Clarke misses training ahead of second Test

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Australian captain Michael Clarke is not training at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday ahead of the second Test, but Cricket Australia insists he is not in doubt for the match.

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Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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Shane Watson and Michael Clarke just like me and Steve Waugh, says Shane Warne

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Chloe Saltau Shane Warne has drawn parallels between his own strained relationship with former captain Steve Waugh and the rift between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson, which he believes is overblown in Mickey...

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The rehabilitation of Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Allan Border Medal winner Michael Clarke has worked hard to lift his game.

Clarke won't keep selection concerns to himself

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Chloe Saltau Hamstrung Australian captain Michael Clarke has refused Darren Lehmann's request to keep his concerns about selection private and declared he has no intention of quitting one-day cricket after the...

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

A ground-breaking appointment: Meg Lanning.

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.

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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.