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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Darren Lehmann endorses Ryan Harris' World Cup bid

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris' ambition to play at next year's World Cup has received a boost, with coach and selector Darren Lehmann indicating the warrior-like fast bowler's mastery of home conditions would make him...

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Ryan Harris on the radar of BBL teams

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Chloe Saltau Big Bash teams are sniffing around Test hero Ryan Harris, who is yet to re-sign with Brisbane Heat. 

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

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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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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.

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Statistically, paceman Ryan Harris is up there with the best

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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

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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

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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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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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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”.

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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Cox sacked for Big Bash breaches

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Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan The South Australian Cricket Association has taken the drastic step of sacking high performance chief Jamie Cox for misleading the SACA board after it emerged he was at the centre of a Cricket...

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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 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

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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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Australia choose eight pace bowlers to win back Ashes urn

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Chloe Saltau Australia have decided on a squadron of eight fast bowlers for the Ashes, but team performance boss Pat Howard insists there is room for someone to come from the clouds.

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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.

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Lyon's pride at notching ton

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Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon bowls his team to a winning position in the Boxing Day Test.

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Nathan Lyon reaches 100 wickets as tide starts to turn

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau He's been overshadowed and underrated, but Nathan Lyon felt the love as he joined the small handful of Australian off spinners to have taken 100 Test wickets while bowling his team to a winning...

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Backups for Shane Watson added to XI

Plea to play: Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau and Michael Gleeson Shane Watson confident he will be able to bat and bowl in the Sydney Test.