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.

Cricket

Million dollar Mitch: Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson a big ticket item at IPL auction

Mitchell Johnson looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Paceman strikes a rich vein of form before he even steps onto the field against South Africa at Centurion.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson could captain Australia in ODI against England

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson could captain his country in Friday's fourth one-day international against England in Perth amid doubts over the fitness of acting skipper George Bailey.

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THE TONK

Mitchell Johnson turns to war hero for help toughening up

The Tonk

Andrew Wu, Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith has emerged as a key man behind Mitchell Johnson’s rise from the international wilderness.

Mitchell Johnson shakes, rattles and rolls brittle England to revive Ashes fortunes

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to ''bust some heads''. Shane Warne ordered a ''Bodyline pace and intent''. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart, producing a brutal spell of fast bowling...

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson tears England batting apart to put Australia well ahead

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to 'bust some heads'. Shane Warne ordered 'Bodyline pace and intent'. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart and revived Australia's Ashes hopes and his own...

Cricket

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has no plans to back off the bouncers

Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson laughs off suggestion his brutal short-pitched deliveries at England amounted to dangerous bowling.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson rips through England

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Terrifying pace demon Mitchell Johnson was on a hat-trick twice as the speedster claimed 7-40 to bowl England out for 172 on day three of the second Ashes Test.

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Cricket

Mitchell Johnson demolishes England with seven-wicket haul

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after taking the wicket of Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson ensures that the second Test will not go England's way.

Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson returns to the wild west determined to continue his intimidation of England's batsmen in the third Test.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes escape ICC sanction for argy-bargy

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Australian paceman determined to continue intimidation of England in Perth.

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Cricket

England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson to be rested from one-day international

Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia will try to avoid a backlash by spelling just one star at a time.

Cricket

Mitch Johnson ponders limited-overs future

Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is prepared to ditch one or both of the limited overs formats if it helps him repeat his menacing of England in next year's Ashes.

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Cricket

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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Cricket

South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

Cricket

Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

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Cricket

Kevin Pietersen a $1.6 million man at IPL auction

Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen has 1.6 million reasons to feel better about the end of his international career after Delhi Daredevils nabbed him at the IPL auction, while Australia's Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson is...

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Cricket

Glenn Maxwell gets a bake from coach Darren Lehmann

Glenn Maxwell.

Chloe Saltau Audacious all-rounder slammed for his wild shot in ODI loss to England.

Cricket

Jackson Bird suffers back injury scare

Jackson Bird

Chloe Saltau Australian paceman Jackson Bird has suffered an injury scare that will deprive him of valuable match practice with a red ball before the Test tour of South Africa.

Cricket

Alastair Cook's Australian ordeal finally ends

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook left his final press conference with a tired wave and another "could've, should've, would love to have" moment to add to his wretched collection.