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.

Shane Warne tells selectors not to mess with a winning team

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...

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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.

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

Warne and Ponting

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Meg Lanning to break glass ceiling in Channel Nine cricket commentary box

A ground-breaking appointment: Meg Lanning.

Chloe Saltau Australian women's captain Meg Lanning will take a big step into a male bastion this summer when she joins the Channel Nine commentary team.

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Mitchell Johnson tears England batting apart to put Australia well ahead

Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates dismissing Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Allan Border told him to 'bust some heads'. Shane Warne ordered 'Bodyline pace and intent'. Mitchell Johnson took the advice of both legends to heart and revived Australia's Ashes hopes and his own...

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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.

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David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey released to play Big Bash

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia relaxes edict that Test players stay away from BBL until after series.

After winning back the urn, David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey are ready to have a bash at Big Bash League

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Ashes heroes David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey will be released to play in the Big Bash League before the Boxing Day Test in light of Australia's unassailable series lead.

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Warne joins fight to save redevelopment of Junction Oval, his old home ground

Junction Oval.

Chloe Saltau The campaign to save the Junction Oval redevelopment has kicked into overdrive.

Warner won't be punished over Trott criticism

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau David Warner won't be disciplined by Cricket Australia over his public criticism of Jonathan Trott but the governing body has asked him to lie low in the aftermath of the England batsman's departure...

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers gunning for runs in Boxing Day Test

Well held: Chris Rogers takes a diving catch to dismiss Tim Bresnan in Perth.

Chloe Saltau An adopted Victorian senses an opening against England in the Boxing Day Test.

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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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The world team of the year

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke the only batsman from Australia or England to make my Test team of the year.

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From despair grew the determination

Michael Clarke speaks to the media after the whitewash was completed.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says depths to which Australian cricket plummeted in 2013 were the making of this team.

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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.

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