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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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.

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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.

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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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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”.

Bushrangers sign young NSW fast bowler

Chris Tremain.

Chloe Saltau Victoria has signed young NSW fast bowler Chris Tremain for the next two seasons to boost its pace depth in the expected absence of Test quicks James Pattinson and Peter Siddle on national duty.

Pattinson 'unlikely' for next Test series as back troubles return

Australia's James Pattinson.

Chloe Saltau It took just one Test for James Pattinson's back problems to resurface, clouding the talented young paceman's return to international cricket. 

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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...

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England paceman Jimmy Anderson lacking spark, says Damien Fleming

Jimmy Anderson

Chloe Saltau Jimmy Anderson has taken just five wickets at 48 in the two Tests.

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Australian players played through pain to win Ashes

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris works on Shane Watson's back before the Boxing Day Test.

Chloe Saltau That Australia kept the same 11 on the park for all five Ashes Tests is a modern miracle.

Ashes 2013: Australia's attack best in world, says Craig McDermott

Bowling coach Craig McDermott has good reason to look satisfied.

Chloe Saltau In fewer than 140 characters, Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa's Dale Steyn-led pace attack.

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Craig McDermott tells Dale Steyn: Australian pace attack is best

Chloe Saltau Faces in the Australian attack are not much different from the 2010-11 Ashes.

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Ashes 2013: Alex Doolan called into Australian cricket squad for Sydney Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ben Doolan of the Tigers bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmania Tigers at Blacktown International Sportspark on November 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could make his Test debut in Sydney this week as Shane Watson battles to be fit for the Ashes series finale.

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All jobs on the line, says Gooch

Richie Benaud fans

Chloe Saltau England batting coach Graham Gooch declared all the tourists' jobs were on the line.