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 Hussey takes on coaching role with Cricket Australia

Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey has signed on to help coach the next generation of Australian batsmen.


Clarke could stick with Quiney, if his bowling rates

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australian captain Michael Clarke appears in no rush to have Shane Watson back, and might call on the part-time medium pace of Test debutant Rob Quiney in his absence.


Clarke in no hurry to take in Watson

Michael Clarke and Allan Border talk during an Australian nets session at the Gabba on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australian captain might call on the part-time medium pace of Test debutant Rob Quiney.

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Five-question haul: Australia’s moment of truth

James Pattinson

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton With the opening Test of the summer starting tomorrow, Fairfax cricket writers Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau and Phil Lutton discuss what looms as an intriguing match against South Africa.

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Smith and Clarke smiles apart

South African captain Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau South African captain ridicules aspects of Australia's game plan for the series.

Smith fires up as battle for top spot gets heated

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau SOUTH AFRICA captain Graeme Smith has ridiculed aspects of Australia's game plan for the series that will decide the No.1 Test ranking, and taken aim at the hosts' unproven top order.

Declaration query after draw

Australian captain Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Timing of Michael Clarke's declaration questioned after the first Test ambles to a draw.

Selectors speak to embattled Ponting

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau THE national selectors have spoken to Ricky Ponting about his future as the Perth Test looms.

Hussey's shock retirement

Mike Hussey .

Chloe Saltau and Adam Cooper Highly respected and in-form Australian veteran Michael Hussey has announced that he will retire from Test cricket.

Bailey bags network for undermining team's status


Chloe Saltau ACTING captain George Bailey says Channel Nine is deliberately talking down one-day cricket to secure a favourable broadcast deal.

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Bailey whacks Nine's 'tactic'

George Bailey

Chloe Saltau Australia's acting captain believes Channel Nine is deliberately talking down one-day cricket.

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Watson to come back via club competition

Shane Watson

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau SHANE WATSON will take his first steps towards next month's tour of India this weekend when he makes his comeback to competitive cricket with his grade club Sutherland.


Haddin twist - gloveman to be Test vice-captain

Brad Haddin

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau The soap opera that has been Australian cricket will take another twist on Wednesday when Brad Haddin is confirmed as the new Test vice-captain, raising implications for the short-term future of...


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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Sutherland backed by CA board to carry on

James Sutherland

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has unequivocally backed James Sutherland to continue as chief executive, saying his management team had done all it could to avoid the cultural meltdown that...

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Hussey 'no' to a return

Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Michael Hussey says he rejected a genuine attempt to talk him out of retirement.

White back in favour for world Twenty20

Brad Hogg

Chloe Saltau Australian selectors have named an unsurprising squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka, where ex-captain Cameron White will have a chance to re-establish himself at international level...


Australia wary of giant-killing Irish

Mike Hussey

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia paid for a wayward bowling performance with defeat to England in its final warm-up for the World Twenty20 despite the valiant batting of Mike Hussey, who will feature in the nightmares of a...


We are top dogs, says Pup

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau The new India, which showed up at the MCG on Friday, has not shaken Michael Clarke.

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Fitness cloud for Clarke

Peter Forrest.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson could lead Australia in his first game in four months.