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.


James Sutherland won't be sacked if Australia lose Ashes 5-0

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will keep his job as chief executive of Cricket Australia even if the Test team loses the Ashes five-nil, chairman Wally Edwards has declared.

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Lehmann confident of improvements

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Coach has fronted Cricket Australia board meeting, attesting to improvements in culture of the team ahead of critical Ashes summer.


David Hussey will fight to earn a recall to Victoria's Sheffield Shield cricket side

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau To say David Hussey saw his axing from Victoria's Sheffield Shield team coming is an understatement.


Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Marsh brothers in hot water after night out

Shaun Marsh

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu Australian cricketers committed to strict standards of behaviour during an honesty session.

CA hoping Mitchell will learn from Shaun's slips

Shaun Marsh

Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu AUSTRALIAN cricketers committed to strict standards of behaviour during a recent honesty session in Darwin, but those values have not resonated with the Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell.

Cowan driven by divine inspiration

Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau ED COWAN showed in his first seven Tests he could bat for a long time, but his maiden century against South Africa has revealed the new dimension needed to cement his place in the team.


Quiney's good grace over Test selections

Rob Quiney.

Chloe Saltau Rob Quiney has reacted with good grace to the revelation that he was selected, in part, as a human shield for Phillip Hughes against South Africa.


Cricket Australia fines Warner over tweets

David Warner.

Chloe Saltau David Warner's twitter tirade at journalists has cost him a $5750 fine, the maximum financial penalty for a first offence.

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Watson, Rogers dominate at top of Australian batting order

Shane Watson of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the tour match against Worcestershire.

Chloe Saltau Batting with Chris Rogers for the first time reminded Shane Watson of the chemistry he used to share with Simon Katich, a rapport he hopes will convert to positive starts for Australia during the...

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Australian bastmen must run out of bad habits

Dive to avoid being run out.

Chloe Saltau Amid all the reasons for renewed Ashes hope, a pair of run-outs against Worcestershire served as a timely reminder that no amount of cultural change will help Australia beat England if the tourists...


Watson, Rogers find a rapport

Shane Watson and Chris Rogers.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson has resurrected the spirit of Simon Katich in talking up his new opening partnership with Chris Rogers.

Lehmann looks within for solution to batting woes

The solution lies within: Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau There could be a change in the main spinner's position for the next Test.


Chappell defends youth

Greg Chappell

Chloe Saltau Greg Chappell defends introduction of age restrictions to state second XI competition.


Let Bolt run amok - off the field

Bolt the cricketer.

Chloe Saltau If Cricket Australia wants its Big Bash League to be taken seriously then it cannot enlist great sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake as BBL players.

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Recruiting Bolt would not be cricket


Chloe Saltau Put Usain Bolt in a Melbourne Stars top and let him run the drinks, at express speeds.


Pattinson injury to test Australian quicks

Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau and Andrew Wu James Pattinson has had back scans, raising fears he could go the way of Peter Siddle.


Cowan can cash in on Test bonuses

Ed Cowan

Chloe Saltau Handsome bonuses for Test players and a more robust upgrade system will ensure Ed Cowan's exclusion from Cricket Australia's contract list is not an atrocity of Simon Katich proportions.

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Hughes signs up with Redbacks

Australian cricket squad named, Phil Hughes and Trent Copeland Tuesday 26th July 2011 Photo Danielle Smith

Chloe Saltau Former Test opener Phillip Hughes has defected from NSW to South Australia in an effort to rekindle his Test ambitions as Cricket Australia's new contract system tests State loyalties like never...

Hughes now a Redback amid clamouring for deals

Phillip Hughes

Chloe Saltau Former Test opener Phillip Hughes has defected from New South Wales to South Australia in an effort to rekindle his Test ambitions as Cricket Australia's new contract system tests state loyalties...