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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Bayliss open to England coaching job

Chloe Saltau Sheffield Shield-winning coach Trevor Bayliss has told NSW he is open to coaching England after being headhunted for the job.

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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Southern Stars debutante Nicole Bolton smashes a century on debut in a one-dayer against England at the MCG

Nicole Bolton

Chloe Saltau Nicole Bolton has become the first Australian woman to make a century on debut.

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Australia triumphant again as England crumbles

Watson

Chloe Saltau Accidental stumping helps Australia condemn England to another unexpected defeat.

England batsman Eoin Morgan run out fair and square, according to cricket laws

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Chloe Saltau The run-out of England batsman Eoin Morgan at the MCG on Friday night drew howls of protest from commentators, but it appears the laws of cricket - not the third umpire - were responsible for his...

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'Bear' hug crushes England

George Bailey of Australia celebrates hitting the winning runs.

Chloe Saltau An England team in desperate need of a hug was crushed by a batsman nicknamed Bear at the MCG on Friday night.

Cricket

Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach

Another one gone: Andy Flower (left) with Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie mentioned as possible replacement.

Jason Gillespie in the mix as England look to rebuild

Andy Flower

Chloe Saltau The latest casualty of England's woeful tour of Australia is head coach Andy Flower, and former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace him.

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

Ashes: England slump to a new low as whitewash beckons

Peter Siddle

Chloe Saltau The sustained excellence of Australia's pace juggernaut collided with the carelessness of England's batting with spectacular results on Saturday to carry the locals ever closer to the third whitewash...

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Red carpet treatment for England

Kevin Pietersen

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia has been accused of giving England a big free kick before the Ashes by plundering state squads to the detriment of the Sheffield Shield.

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Ashes: England captain Alistair Cook brushes off Shane Warne sledge

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Chloe Saltau Even the suave Alastair Cook felt his blood pressure rise when Shane Warne accused him of negative captaincy, but he has more than that to consider as England ramp up their preparations for the first...

Cricket

England prepares for Ahmed

Fawad Ahmed could bolt into the team for the first Test at the Gabba or may have to wait until later in the series to play alongside Nathan Lyon as a second spinner.

Chloe Saltau England fully expects Fawad Ahmed to probe its age-old frailties against leg-spin.

England Ashes preparations hit by rain at Blundstone Arena in Hobart

Chloe Saltau At least the weather gods are on Australia's side. There is rising anxiety in the England camp about the tourists' Ashes preparations, with two days of their tour match against Australia A washed out...

Cricket

Rene Farrell keen to blast England in women's Ashes Test

Rene Farrell

Chloe Saltau Australian fast bowler Rene Farrell came back from retirement only to trip over her dog and break her foot.

Cricket

England cricket team frustrated as rain falls

England captain Alastair Cook and England coach Andy Flower.

Chloe Saltau There is rising anxiety in the England camp about the tourists' Ashes preparation.

Cricket

Ashes: England team cuisine makes Merv Hughes gag

Merv Hughes

Andrew Wu, Chloe Saltau England's new-age menu might have the approval of some of Australia's finest foodies but not so former Test great Merv Hughes.

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Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland said Australia will not seek pitch advantages against England this summer

James Sutherland.

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says the pitches rolled out to exploit Australian weaknesses in England were bad for cricket.

Cricket

Craig McDermott plotting England's demise at the Gabba

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott has returned to plot England's demise on his old stomping ground.

Cricket

England confident ahead of first Ashes cricket Test

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke and Australia's selectors showed signs of nerves on the eve of the Ashes, while England captain Alastair Cook exuded calm faith in his players' ability to create history.