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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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

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Cricket Australia imports Indian soil to conquer spin demons

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Australia is to stay at No.1, it will have to get better at playing spin, and Cricket Australia is going to great lengths to make that happen.

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Lyon and 'Jeff' can take heart from rival's career

Graeme Swann's career bloomed late, but he became a regular match-winner for England.

Chloe Saltau Nathan Lyon should celebrate the career of Graeme Swann.

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Injury and Pakistan put the heat on Australians

Hot stuff: Nasir Jamshed scores 50.

Chloe Saltau Australia's seven-wicket loss to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was played in suffocating humidity.

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In Twenty20 world, Australia is the land way down under

Glenn Maxwell oozes that X-factor quality.

Chloe Saltau Forget the Australians' lowly ranking in Twenty20, skipper George Bailey says his team is one of the title contenders at the World Cup.

Spin whiz lays down gauntlet for Aussies

Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis (C) is congratulated by his team mates after taking the wicket of Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura during their Twenty20 World Cup cricket match in Hambantota September 18, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Ajantha Mendis's incredible start to the World Twenty20 is a sign of things to come, Australia's batsmen had better be sure they have improved at unravelling the secrets of the world's best...

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In a spin over 'The Big Show'

Glenn Maxwell.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell's fearless excellence is in demand but can Australian selectors get enough of him?

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Maxwell's smart to opportunities

Glenn Maxwell

Chloe Saltau GLENN Maxwell's teammates dubbed him ''The Big Show'' just in time for Australia's World Twenty20 campaign in Sri Lanka.

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Harbhajan comeback cleans up England

Harbhajan Singh has made a cracking comeback to international cricket.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Provocative Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh returns to international cricket with a 4-12 haul.

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Harbhajan back to taunt Australia again: Hussey

Mike Hussey

Chloe Saltau Australian batsman Mike Hussey does not expect Harbhajan Singh's long absence from the international stage to have mellowed him, and said Australia would be prepared for his confrontational tactics...

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Australia knocks creative spin aside: Murali

Muthiah Muralidaran

Chloe Saltau Failure to produce a spinner who can perform tricks is attributed to coaches.

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System dulls our spinners' magic: Murali

Cricket Australia v I World Eleven. Icc World Eleven Training.. Muttiah Muralitharan bowling in the nets.  30th Sept 2005 The Age Sport Picture by RAY KENNEDY SPECIAL CRICKET

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Legendary Sri Lankan spinner says 'proper' Australian coaching blocks creativity.

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Team's hot streak leaves Hussey in limbo

Xavier Doherty bowls during the Super 8 cricket match against South Africa.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo The inspired recall of Xavier Doherty has created a selection headache for Australia as it approaches the business end of the World Twenty20.

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Bailey hails X factor, but Hussey may stay on bench

George Bailey

Chloe Saltau THE inspired recall of Xavier Doherty has created a selection headache for Australia as they approach the business end of the World Twenty20, with Australia's rampant form opening the possibility...

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Spun out: Australia advance despite heavy loss

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - OCTOBER 02:  Michael Hussey of Australia bats during the  ICC World Twenty20 2012 Super Eights Group 2 match between Australia and Pakistan at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Colombo: Pakistan's spinners, all five of them, gave Australia an almighty scare last night.

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Australia qualifies for World T20 semis

Mike Hussey in action for Australia.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia falls to Pakistan but still manages to qualify for the World Twenty20 semi finals.

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Australia exposed in every facet of the game: Bailey

Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi (L) throws a ball towards the wicket as Australian cricket captain George Bailey (R) looks on.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australian captain George Bailey said his team's capitulation to Pakistan laid bare its deficiencies against spin but stopped short of describing the defeat as an embarrassing way of advancing to the...

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Warne draws Lyon in the sand

Chloe Saltau Spin legend Shane Warne says selectors should not even contemplate leaving out Nathan Lyon for next month's Gabba Test against South Africa, and he has backed Matthew Wade to usurp veteran Brad...

Just let spinners be: Warne

Legging it: Leg-spinning great Shane Warne trains at the MCG yesterday for the Big Bash League.

Chloe Saltau Former Test leggie describes Jon Holland's shoulder injury as savage blow to Australian cricket.

Doosra? No sir, that's not cricket

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Chloe Saltau CHAIRMAN of selectors John Inverarity believes Cricket Australia would compromise its integrity if it set out to teach young spinners to bowl the doosra in an effort to improve the nation's spin...