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

Sam Whiteman polishes his game in the A series

Early starter: Sam Whiteman, 22, made his first-grade debut at the age of 15.

Chloe Saltau Sam Whiteman thinks playing against grown men since he was 12 has prepared him well for professional cricket, but he found one opponent more intimidating than most.

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Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, urges patience for Pat Cummins

James Faulkner.

Chloe Saltau The national selectors have loaded up on potential Test all-rounders for a winter development series in the Top End, which will also serve as a coaching apprenticeship for recovering fast bowler Ryan...

Cricket

Hurricanes upset Stars to enter BBL final

Tim Paine smashes a boundary off John Hastings at the MCG on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper Tim Paine shines with the bat as unbeaten Stars eliminated again.

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Stars captain White urges second chance for ladder leader

Cameron White skies a delivery from Shoaib Malik to be out, caught by Ben Laughlin (both not in picture).

Chloe Saltau Stars will have to carry stigma of losing three semi-finals in a row through next season.

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Cricket Victoria throws its support behind young captain Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Wicketkeeper will lead new-look Victorian side against South Australia in Adelaide from Thursday.

Victoria held to draw by Tasmania in Sheffield Shield

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Xavier Doherty and Luke Butterworth of the Tigers walk off after the end of day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau It was a demoralising day to sum up Victoria's season.

Cricket

Chappell resigns from Stars

Ian Chappell

Chloe Saltau Ian Chappell has resigned from his roles at the Melbourne Stars, venting his anger with Cricket Australia for failing to defend the club against allegations of salary cap rorting.

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Melbourne Stars in the hunt for Kevin Pietersen

Wanted: Kevin Pietersen's diary is filling up with freelance gigs.

Chloe Saltau When Kevin Pietersen became the most wanted cricketer in the world, the Melbourne Stars were initially coy about their interest in him, but now they are firming as the most likely Australian home for...

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Warnie's Pom protege fires

Michael Carberry

Chloe Saltau If Michael Carberry figures in the Ashes, Australians would have had a bit to do with it.

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Australia A players learn about selection via Twitter

Tim Paine

Chloe Saltau Tim Paine was one of a handful of Australia A players who learnt of their selection to play on Twitter.

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Johnson fires up for shot to rekindle Test career at home

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau THIRTEEN months after fading from view as a bunch of ambitious young quicks swept past him, Mitchell Johnson has been handed the chance to bowl himself back into the Test team for Australia's series...

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Johnson back in vogue

Called up: Mitchell Johnson has been named in the 14-man squad.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson drafted into super-sized squad of 14 along with Josh Hazlewood and John Hastings.

Selectors stand by one-dayer decisions

Matthew Wade.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia will make no apologies for weakening the one-day team to give some of its less experienced Test players more time to prepare for the demanding Test series in India.

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Few players willing to lead team

Paul Marsh.

Chloe Saltau Struggle to coax more self-centred generation into positions of responsibility.

Cricket

Qadir hopes to spin a ripping yarn, just like dad

High hopes: Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistani great Abdul Qadir, practises his leg-spin bowling at training on the Gold Coast.

Chloe Saltau Young bowler Usman Qadir doesn't have to look far for a hero.

Paine says his finger is healing fast and he'll be behind stumps again

BANGALORE, INDIA - OCTOBER 10:  Tim Paine of Australia bats during day two of the Second Test match between India and Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Bangalore, India.  (Photo by Pal Pillai/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau INJURED wicketkeeper Tim Paine has strongly denied claims he will not play cricket again.

Cricket

Auctioned Aussies' futures uncertain as Pune owner declares

Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy.

Chloe Saltau Indian cricket drama leaves its national team without a major sponsor and the Pune IPL team without an owner.

Ponting's happy homecoming

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Chloe Saltau The decision speaks volumes of the ex-skipper's resilience and rejuvenation.

Driving ambition

His teammates say Matthew Wade is driven by a fierce self-belief.

Chloe Saltau Matt Wade battled cancer at 16 and moved states at 19, now he's locked in a battle with the equally feisty Brad Haddin for the Australian wicketkeeping job.

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Haddin's future in doubt

Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Brad Haddin will miss the Test series in the West Indies for family reasons.