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 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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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 says hamstring injury is 'not too bad'

Shane Watson.

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

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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.

The secret to Shane Watson's success?

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

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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.

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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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Ex-Melbourne defender unveiled as cricketers' boss

Alistair Nicholson

Chloe Saltau Former Melbourne full-back Alistair Nicholson has been unveiled as the new chief executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

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Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

Test cricket just a matter of time for Mitchell Marsh, says Tom Moody

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Chloe Saltau The emergence of Mitchell Marsh as a match-winning allrounder might not have happened if Justin Langer hadn't put Tom Moody on his case.

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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

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Small matter between Jimmy Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja revives bigger issues

In the spotlight: India's Ravindra Jadeja pulls up his shirt collar as he walks across the field during a training session before the second cricket test match against England at Lord's.

Chloe Saltau What happened in the corridor? In the absence of CCTV cameras between the playing field and the dressing rooms at Trent Bridge, we might never know.

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Australian coach Darren Lehmann weighs biggest mistake, management of team

Darren Lehmann and Shane Watson before the final Ashes Test earlier this year.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann looks back on his racial outburst against Sri Lanka more than a decade ago as ''the biggest mistake of my life'', and has revealed his methods for unlocking the talent...

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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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Tim Bresnan ready to lift England and carry workload in Adelaide for second Ashes Test

Chloe Saltau The dependable Tim Bresnan has never lost when he's played in an Ashes Test and says he is ready to lend some muscle to England's fightback effort in Adelaide.

Ashes 2013: Enigmatic Monty Panesar turns in mixed bag in Adelaide

Monty Panesar

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide, turning to a bowler who has been a brilliant performer and a figure of fun at times in his career.

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