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

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.

Cricket

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

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.

Cricket

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?

shane watson

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.

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...

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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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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. 

Cricket

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.

Cricket

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...

Cricket

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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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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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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Analysis

Debutant Faulkner will add mongrel to Ashes pack

Australian cricketer James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau Chloe Saltau previews the Ashes Fifth Test.

Hayden takes shot at Clarke

Matthew Hayden.

Chloe Saltau Test great Matthew Hayden has taken aim at Michael Clarke's leadership, starting with the captain's statement that he should not be defined by Australia's Ashes results.