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

Ricky Ponting motivated by jealousy of Michael Clarke, says Shane Warne

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne suggests Ricky Ponting was motivated by jealousy when he expressed initial doubts about Michael Clarke's suitability to be Australian captain in his autobiography.

Shane Warne comes out swinging in defence of Michael Clarke

Warne and Ponting

Chloe Saltau Three former Australian captains and one former vice-captain are now embroiled in the spat over Michael Clarke's leadership.

Comments 43

Ashes: England captain Alistair Cook brushes off Shane Warne sledge

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Chloe Saltau Even the suave Alastair Cook felt his blood pressure rise when Shane Warne accused him of negative captaincy, but he has more than that to consider as England ramp up their preparations for the first...

Shane Warne critiques Michael Clarke's management style

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might be relieved to face Stuart Broad on a bouncy 'Gabba pitch because nothing the tall and provocative Englishman can direct at him could be more testing than the examination the...

Shane Warne tells selectors not to mess with a winning team

Shane Warne

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne has warned the selectors not to force generational change on a winning team now that the Ashes are won, believing Australia has the right combination of exuberance and experience to climb...

Comments 3

Cricket

Ashes squad set for No.1 says Shane Warne

Ryan Harris, Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne has warned the selectors not to force generational change on a winning team now that the Ashes are won.

Comments 17

Cricket

Shane Watson and Michael Clarke just like me and Steve Waugh, says Shane Warne

warne

Chloe Saltau Shane Warne has drawn parallels between his own strained relationship with former captain Steve Waugh and the rift between Michael Clarke and Shane Watson, which he believes is overblown in Mickey...

Comments 13

Cricket

Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

Comments 1

Cricket

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...

Comments 40

Cricket

Maxwell eyes red-ball success and Test selection

Glenn Maxwell hopes to follow the example of Kiwi Brendon McCullum.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell was entranced by Brendon McCullum's history-making triple century for New Zealand.

Cricket

James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

Comments 9

Cricket

Steve Rixon happy to go as Darren Lehmann continues coaching shake-up

New world: Steve Rixon will still coach the Chennai Super Kings.

Chloe Saltau Veteran assistant , 59, had intended to finish up when his contract expired after World Twenty20.

Cricket

Cricket Australia right to help Fawad Ahmed become an Australian citizen

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau A key backer of Fawad Ahmed's refugee claim has denied Cricket Australia helped him out because of a desire to find the next Shane Warne.

Comments 7

Jason Gillespie in the mix as England look to rebuild

Andy Flower

Chloe Saltau The latest casualty of England's woeful tour of Australia is head coach Andy Flower, and former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace him.

Cricket

Melbourne Renegades eager to sign Kevin Pietersen for BBL

Chloe Saltau Cricket's newest free agent will be chased hard by the Melbourne Renegades.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann rejects Andy Flower's offer of Ashes peace talks

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach rejects overture from England counterpart to discuss the teams' behaviour as ICC match referee Jeff Crowe prepares to remind both sides of their responsibilities before the Adelaide...

Cricket

Desperate bid to save Junction Oval

Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau and Deborah Gough Cricket's troubled redevelopment of the Junction Oval, and the AFL's desire for early access to the MCG, is falling apart.

Cricket

The Ashes: Nathan Lyon has grounds to believe Australia could be on a roll

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates dismissing Ian Bell of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia's...

Comments 1

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

Comments 1

Cricket

Fired up for another bash

Round one? Shane Warne lines up Marlon Samuels.

Chloe Saltau Aaron Finch forecasts another heated Melbourne derby, without repeat of ugliness of last year.