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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Shane Watson says hamstring injury is 'not too bad'

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Shane Watson has played down the seriousness of a hamstring strain, saying he was confident he would be fit to take his place for Australia in the first Test against England in 17 days’ time.

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Shane Watson keen to play major role in Ashes

Chloe Saltau dinkus

Chloe Saltau In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray's character re-lives the same soul-destroying day over and over, but eventually re-examines his life and breaks the cycle.

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Shane Watson on his way back for dry spells

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson makes a brief return to the bowling crease in the nets at Allan Border field.

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Shane Watson ruled out of Sheffield Shield games

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson won't play in the Sheffield Shield between Tests, despite looking like a man in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

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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.

Cricket

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.

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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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David Warner distances himself from brother's abusive tweet to Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Chloe Saltau David Warner has distanced himself from an abusive tweet in which his brother described Shane Watson as a selfish pretender.

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Shane Watson to open batting in Ashes series

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson has been granted his wish, and will open the batting for Australia in the Ashes.

The secret to Shane Watson's success?

shane watson

Chloe Saltau The secret to Shane Watson's dominance of the World Twenty20 is a decent rest and a very good bat.

Cricket

Mickey Arthur speaks out over sacking

Former Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur.

Chloe Saltau The ghost of Mickey Arthur continues to haunt Australian cricket, with the sacked coach still smarting from what he perceived was a lack of respect in the handling of his exit.

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National Cricket Centre chief Belinda Clark calls for patience with Alex Keath

Chloe Saltau Victorian all-rounder has played six first-class games since choosing cricket over football almost four years ago.

Cricket

Exotic Australian squad named for T20 World Cup

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Australia's squad for Twenty20 World Cup has veterans, a raw youngster and an injured Test squad member.

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James Faulkner inspired by cricket great Jacques Kallis

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau James Faulkner doesn't mind admitting he quizzed Jacques Kallis about the secrets to his success.

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Mitchell Johnson could captain Australia in ODI against England

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau Ashes hero Mitchell Johnson could captain his country in Friday's fourth one-day international against England in Perth amid doubts over the fitness of acting skipper George Bailey.

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Glenn Maxwell gets a bake from coach Darren Lehmann

Glenn Maxwell.

Chloe Saltau Audacious all-rounder slammed for his wild shot in ODI loss to England.

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Australia triumphant again as England crumbles

Watson

Chloe Saltau Accidental stumping helps Australia condemn England to another unexpected defeat.

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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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Brad Hodge wins a recall to Australia's T20 team

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan Brad Hodge has been gone so long he didn't have the national selectors' number in his phone and had given up on playing for Australia again.

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Hurt Watson edgy about calling shots

Staying under review: Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson vows to use decision review system much more sparingly this summer.

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