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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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 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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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

warne

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.

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Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann weighs biggest mistake, management of team

Darren Lehmann and Shane Watson before the final Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann looks back on his racial outburst against Sri Lanka more than a decade ago as ''the biggest mistake of my life'', and has revealed his methods for unlocking the talent...

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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Australian cricket's chief selector John Inverarity likely to call stumps

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau John Inverarity is likely to stand down as national chairman of selectors in the coming days but he could remain on the panel in a part-time role.

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Brendon McCullum has no regrets about match-fixing testimony

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has full faith in the International Cricket Council's fight against fixing despite the leak of his confidential testimony.

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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.