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

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle tips the same bowling attack for Adelaide Test

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has scotched talk of resting a fast bowler for the Adelaide Test, and expects to confront England with an unchanged attack.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

Cricket

Five-star Peter Siddle delivers for Australia as batsmen struggle on opening day of Ashes series

Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle led Australia into combat on an epic first day of the Ashes but by the end of it the batsmen were in a familiar position - on the ropes.

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All is not lost at Lord's, says Peter Siddle

Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle, the bowler who never gives up, believes Australia can still force a draw in the Lord's Test and has refused to pin the blame for the tourists' desperate Ashes position only on the...

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Cricket

Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

James Faulkner.

Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

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

The BBL title hopes of Melbourne Stars have been dealt a blow by the call-up to the Sri Lankan team of paceman Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga.

Chloe Saltau Stars hopeful paceman will be allowed to return to Australia before the semi-final.

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

James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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Cricket

James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the Test tour of South Africa with a knee injury.

Cricket

Jacques Kallis quick to back Proteas' pacemen against Australia

Jacques Kallis.

Chloe Saltau Retired South African champion convinced Proteas' pace attack is superior.

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Cricket

Split coaches a possibility

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau But Cricket Australia insists Darren Lehmann will retain control of Test and limited-overs teams for the moment.

Cricket

Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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Cricket

Silencing Bell vital to Australian hopes

Ian Bell speaks to England batting coach Graham Gooch during a nets session at Floreat Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu Peter Siddle promises to make Ian Bell's life much more difficult in Australia's bouncier backyard.

Cricket

Fast bowlers face gruelling shield program, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau Four top pacemen in rehab and that's before six Shield games in seven weeks.

Cricket

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.

Ashes 2013: Josh Hazlewood out of action for weeks

Josh Hazlewood

Chloe Saltau Another of Australia's rising fast bowlers has broken down, with Ashes contender Josh Hazlewood expected to miss several weeks with shin soreness.

Cricket

It's all in the hands of Mitch Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson takes the new ball at the Gabba and a nation holds its breath.

Ashes 2013: Craig McDermott draws on experiences at Gabba in role as Australian bowling coach

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau The only person in the Australian dressing room who has lost a Test at the Gabba is Craig McDermott, and the reappointed bowling coach is drawing on his memories of tormenting England there to make...

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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.