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

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...

Cricket

Statistically, paceman Ryan Harris is up there with the best

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris is 'figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost': Craig McDermott.

Craig McDermott rates Ryan Harris among cricket's bowling greats

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau While singing the praises of the attack at the weekend, pace whisperer Craig McDermott described Ryan Harris as ''figures-wise the best bowler in Australia of all time, almost''.

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Ryan Harris ready to give his all in Adelaide, but selectors will be hoping to preserve quicks for Perth

Ryan Harris

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris will take a ''go hard or go home'' approach into the Adelaide Test as the selectors search for ways to look after the quicks in anticipation of an all-out assault in pacier Perth.

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Cricket Australia hopes Ryan Harris can bowl in South African series

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Australia will attempt to nurse Ryan Harris and his knee for the next series against South Africa.

Ryan Harris: How Australian strike weapon nearly called England home

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris has spoken of his temptation, five years ago, to sacrifice his dream of playing for Australia to forge a career in England.

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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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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 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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England face dilemma over who replaces Jonathan Trott at No.3

Jonathan Trott

Chloe Saltau As much as Australia's fast bowlers would love an early crack at Ian Bell, they suspect the baby-faced Joe Root will be bumped up to the pivotal No.3 spot vacated by Jonathan Trott.

Cricket

Australia expects Joe Root to bat at No.3

Joe Root

Chloe Saltau Australia's fast bowlers suspect baby-faced former opener will be bumped up to one-drop.

Cricket

Harris says he won't hold back

Ryan Harris takes part in a fielding drill at the Adelaide Oval on Monday.

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris will take a ''go hard or go home'' approach into the Adelaide Test.

Cricket

Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Michael Clarke says Gabba Ashes victory is just one step towards regaining No.1 ranking

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau As Australia put an end to the selectorial disorder of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

Cricket

Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Captain says thumping start to in Brisbane only baby step towards much loftier goal.

Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

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Chloe Saltau Adelaide As Australia put an end to the selectorial funkiness of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

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The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

Cricket

Dynamic duo heaps on pain

Australian batsman Michael Clarke (L) and Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Clarke and Brad Haddin are looking more and more like the leaders who could bring back the Ashes after demoralising the tourists.

Cricket

Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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