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

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

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.

Cricket

Steve Smith triggers England collapse in second Ashes Test

Steve Smith.

Chloe Saltau Surprise packet Steve Smith took three crucial wickets late on day one to revive Australia on day one of the second Test at Lord's.

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Clarke won't keep selection concerns to himself

Clarke

Chloe Saltau Hamstrung Australian captain Michael Clarke has refused Darren Lehmann's request to keep his concerns about selection private and declared he has no intention of quitting one-day cricket after the...

Cricket

Mitchell Johnson demolishes England with seven-wicket haul

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after taking the wicket of Stuart Broad.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson ensures that the second Test will not go England's way.

Cricket

Full-bore approach against Kevin Pietersen that's working wonders

Kevin Pietersen looks at his stumps after he was bowled by Peter Siddle.

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

Cricket

Lehmann asked and a resurgent Australia answered

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau Darren Lehman's instructions were "win, win, win". They were followed to the letter.

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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's KPI is Kevin Pietersen's impediment

Australia's Peter Siddle, center, is congratulated by his teammates for taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen during the fourth day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia, in Adelaide, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Chloe Saltau He's been the quiet achiever of the Australian attack but Peter Siddle's name is ringing in the ears of Kevin Pietersen.

Cricket

I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Cricket

The keeper who keeps on giving

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Ashes hero Brad Haddin has earned the right to decide when he calls it quits, says Rod Marsh.

Cricket

Test tourists strike a telling blow

England's players celebrate after taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau England has finally made Australia bleed. It was just a trickle, from the temple of Australian opener Chris Rogers, but it was enough to symbolise a change of fortune as the new owners of the Ashes...

Cricket

England turn tables as batsmen choke

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau England have finally made Australia bleed.

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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Alex Doolan called into Australian cricket squad for Sydney Test

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ben Doolan of the Tigers bats during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the New South Wales Blues and the Tasmania Tigers at Blacktown International Sportspark on November 2, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could make his Test debut in Sydney this week as Shane Watson battles to be fit for the Ashes series finale.

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Cricket

Rankin injury adds to England's woes

Boyd Rankin

Chloe Saltau Most things that can go wrong have gone wrong for England on this tour.

Cricket

The Ashes: Australian player ratings

Johnson

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers (463 runs at 46.3, 2 centuries) No longer a one Test wonder but a dual century maker in an Ashes-winning team. Leading runscorer across home and away series from either side. 8/10

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Cricket

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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Cricket

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.

Cricket

Arthur puts heat on Warner

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Former coach says opener's attitude has the potential to make or break the team.

Cricket

Smith next captain?

Steve Smith is rated by Ricky Ponting as the current player most likely to be a long-term successor to Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau EXCLUSIVE Ricky Ponting reveals he regards Steve Smith as a potential captain.

Cricket

MacGill condemns treatment of Lyon

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian spin mentor Stuart MacGill has implored selectors not to abandon Nathan Lyon.