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.

Phil Hughes a "100-Test player": Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau The bullish backing of captain Michael Clarke has given Phil Hughes reason to overcome his disappointment at multiple selection setbacks, after Clarke tipped him for a long and successful Test career.

Cricket

John Inverarity's most inspired call

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 Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

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

Shane Watson shines with Michael Carberry wicket, but strains groin in Boxing Day Test

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Grinning one moment, grimacing the next. Shane Watson has shown what Australia will miss if he can't fill the all-rounder's role for the rest of the Ashes.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Opener Chris Rogers a certainty for tour of South Africa

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers has booked himself a ticket for Australia's tour of South Africa with a match-winning century during which he could at times have been mistaken for his dashing opening partner David...

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Cricket

Shield runs still count for Test selection, says Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehmann insists Sheffield Shield runs are still valuable following the non-selection of Phillip Hughes for the tour of South Africa.

Cricket

Ashes contenders to face England in tour matches

Luke Wells of Sussex is bowled by Jackson Bird during the tour match between Sussex and Australia as part of the Ashes tour earlier this year. England will arrive in Australia next week to defend the Ashes.

Chloe Saltau England's fears of a soft lead-in to the Test series have been partially allayed.

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Unshackled, no-nonsense Ponting gets to tell it like it is

Ricky Ponting.

Chloe Saltau RICKY Ponting turned up at the SCG in suit and tie, armed with ideas from seven years as Australian captain, expecting to spend the whole day imparting them to Don Argus and his panel.

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Cricket

Punter on the attack

Ricky Ponting

Chloe Saltau Rick Ponting unleashes seven years worth of ideas as captain on Don Argus and his panel.

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Cricket

Ashes boost as Clarke poised for shield return

Progress: Michael Clarke's back is improving.

Chloe Saltau Captain could even be fit for the first-class season-opener against Tasmania.

Cricket

Red carpet treatment for England

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia has been accused of giving England a big free kick before the Ashes by plundering state squads to the detriment of the Sheffield Shield.

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Cricket

England prepares for Ahmed

Fawad Ahmed could bolt into the team for the first Test at the Gabba or may have to wait until later in the series to play alongside Nathan Lyon as a second spinner.

Chloe Saltau England fully expects Fawad Ahmed to probe its age-old frailties against leg-spin.

England Ashes preparations hit by rain at Blundstone Arena in Hobart

Chloe Saltau At least the weather gods are on Australia's side. There is rising anxiety in the England camp about the tourists' Ashes preparations, with two days of their tour match against Australia A washed out...

Cricket

England cricket team frustrated as rain falls

England captain Alastair Cook and England coach Andy Flower.

Chloe Saltau There is rising anxiety in the England camp about the tourists' Ashes preparation.

Cricket

New series, new setting, but Australia's batsmen fall short again in first Test

Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau The first day of the new series showed little has changed since the failed campaign in England.

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Hughes has what it takes, says Langer

Phillip Hughes

Chloe Saltau Batting coach Justin Langer tried and failed to break the spirit of Phillip Hughes.

B-team bring A-game to crush Sri Lanka

Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes plays a shot during the first one-day international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA
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Chloe Saltau PHILLIP HUGHES struck a blow for the new boys when he became the first Australian in the 42-year history of one-day internationals to score a century on debut, and the home team rose above its...

Cricket

Hughes also proves a one-day wonder

Phil Hughes

Chloe Saltau Comeback kid the first Australian in the history of the format to score a century on debut.

Cricket

Australia hands ODI debuts to Cutting, Richardson

Johnson

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is Australia's latest fast bowling casualty while Usman Khawaja has been omitted from the one-day team after just one game.

Cricket

Khawaja's run of outs continues

Australia's Usman Khawaja reacts during a practice session in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 2, 2013. The third test match between Australia and Sri Lanka begins in Sydney on Thursday.        REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau THE confusion created by the revolving door for Australian quicks has spread to the batsmen, following the omission of Usman Khawaja after just one game in one-day colours.