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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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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Injury and Pakistan put the heat on Australians

Hot stuff: Nasir Jamshed scores 50.

Chloe Saltau Australia's seven-wicket loss to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi was played in suffocating humidity.

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Murali teaches Nathan Lyon the carrom ball

Murali talks shop with Australian spinner Nathan Lyon.

Chloe Saltau Old grudges have been discarded in Australia's quest to tackle its spin problems, with Muttiah Muralitharan hired as a coaching consultant for the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan in...

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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John Inverarity's most inspired call

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10:  Brad Haddin of Australia talks with Australian Chairman of Selectors John Inverarity during an Australian cricket team training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket can thank Inverarity for his foresight in recognising that Chris Rogers was far from washed up as a Test batsman.

Pattinson 'unlikely' for next Test series as back troubles return

Australia's James Pattinson.

Chloe Saltau It took just one Test for James Pattinson's back problems to resurface, clouding the talented young paceman's return to international cricket. 

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Glenn Maxwell gets smart after shot of discipline

Innovator: Glenn Maxwell plays a reverse sweep.

Chloe Saltau Glenn Maxwell deserved the spray, he says now, even if the made-for-television delivery took him by surprise.

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Champions League games probed for fixing

Lou Vincent playing for the Auckland Aces in the Champions League in 2011.

Chloe Saltau Cricket's lucrative Champions League has been drawn into the potentially explosive match-fixing case shaped by the testimony of former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent.

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Ryan Harris on the radar of BBL teams

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Big Bash teams are sniffing around Test hero Ryan Harris, who is yet to re-sign with Brisbane Heat. 

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Cricket Australia imports Indian soil to conquer spin demons

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Australia is to stay at No.1, it will have to get better at playing spin, and Cricket Australia is going to great lengths to make that happen.

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Darren Lehmann endorses Ryan Harris' World Cup bid

Ryan Harris is recovering from major knee surgery and won't play in Australia's next Test series, against Pakistan.

Chloe Saltau Ryan Harris' ambition to play at next year's World Cup has received a boost, with coach and selector Darren Lehmann indicating the warrior-like fast bowler's mastery of home conditions would make him...

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Fields quits amid messy captaincy handover

Fields says she feels the time has come to end her international career.

Chloe Saltau Australian women's captain Jodie Fields has announced her retirement from international cricket.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Cricket Australia boss says India deserves bigger slice of ICC revenue

Australia vs India.

Chloe Saltau Wally Edwards says it is fair the Indian board should receive a bigger share of world cricket revenue.

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Villani finds her groove in time for World Twenty20 final

Jess Jonassen (right) and Elyse Villani share a laugh during a nets session ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Women's final.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach and former fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick was a formidable woman with a ball in her hand and no less so when she eyeballed Elyse Villani and delivered some harsh truths about a...

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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...

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Cricket nations' unrest over ICC's radical reforms

ICC.

Chloe Saltau Fear persist that radical governance changes will spell erosion of international cricket as we know it.

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Cricket Australia right to help Fawad Ahmed become an Australian citizen

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau A key backer of Fawad Ahmed's refugee claim has denied Cricket Australia helped him out because of a desire to find the next Shane Warne.

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Nathan Lyon keeps his spot thanks to weather gods

Nathan Lyon

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors have faith in Nathan Lyon to exploit "cracking weather" at the Gabba after flirting with the idea of sending four quicks into battle against England.

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Ahmed to put his spin on post-Ashes one-dayers

Fawad Ahmed

Chloe Saltau Fawad Ahmed is determined to handle the pressure that comes with his elevation to international cricket, which the selectors say could lead to an Ashes Test debut next summer.

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