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.


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

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...


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.

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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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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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.


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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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...


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.


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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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.


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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Khawaja and Hughes fail as Australia A stumble

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau Three of the five national selectors, and team performance boss Pat Howard, met in Bristol to thrash out Ashes plans on Saturday only to see Australian batting frailties exposed again, this time by a...


Khawaja, Hughes show Test form

Usman Khawaja hits a four over midwicket as wicketkeeper Alex Barrow of Somerset looks on.

Chloe Saltau Usman Khawaja and Phillip Hughes help Australia to victory in tour opener.


Hughes slowly turns his form around

Australia's Phil Hughes

Chloe Saltau Phillip Hughes, last seen scratching around against spin in India, is steeling himself for battle against Graeme Swann after going a long way towards saving his Test spot in Australia's tour match...


Siddle, Khawaja left out of warm-up match

James Pattinson and Peter Siddle during a nets session in Worcester on Monday.

Chloe Saltau Ashes selection plot thickens with omission of Victorian paceman and fringe batsman.

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Ousted Cowan open to landing new spot in batting order

Ed Cowan of Australia.

Chloe Saltau Evicted from the opening position where he has played all his Tests and all but 17 of his first-class innings, Ed Cowan began his search for a new home convinced he has the game to fit in somewhere...

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Swann song? It was just a dream

Graeme Swann winces after being hit by the ball during the match against Essex on Monday. To his right is paceman Tim Bresnan.

Chloe Saltau For a short time, England feared for its match-winning off-spinner.


Cowan eager to find new home

Ed Cowan.

Chloe Saltau Displaced opener convinced he has the game to fit in somewhere else.


Watson, Rogers dominate at top of Australian batting order

Shane Watson of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the tour match against Worcestershire.

Chloe Saltau Batting with Chris Rogers for the first time reminded Shane Watson of the chemistry he used to share with Simon Katich, a rapport he hopes will convert to positive starts for Australia during the...

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