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.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended for throwing

On the outer: Saeed Ajmal’s suspension suggests the age of leniency over throwing is over.

Chloe Saltau Pakistan's star spinner Saeed Ajmal has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.  

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Michael Clarke ruled out of Pakistan one-day squad

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Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the one-day series against Pakistan with a "significant" hamstring injury and is racing to be fit for the Tests.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

Delayed action on throwing failed a generation of spinners: coach

John Davison, seen here during his days with the Canadian team, says the Australian decision not to teach the doosra to emerging spinners with conventional actions has been vindicated.

Chloe Saltau World cricket is 20 years too late to save a generation of spinners who can't bowl legally, according to a leading Australian spin coach. 

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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.

Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal among dozen Pakstanis fined over fitness in lead-up to series

Chloe Saltau with AFP Pakistan, already struggling with the absence of its best bowler and a rushed preparation for next month's series against Australia, has docked a dozen players including star allrounder Shahid Afridi...

Biomechanist questions Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow defence

Saeed Ajmal is the fifth off-spinner to be suspended since December last year.

Chloe Saltau A leading biomechanist has questioned the relevance of Saeed Ajmal's unusual elbow condition, which he will use as a defence as he fights to overcome a suspension for throwing.

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...

Michael Clarke still in doubt for UAE tour

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Scans on Michael Clarke's injured hamstring have failed to provide a clue as to when he will return to cricket, leaving him in doubt for next month's tour of the United Arab Emirates.

Meg Lanning to break glass ceiling in Channel Nine cricket commentary box

A ground-breaking appointment: Meg Lanning.

Chloe Saltau Australian women's captain Meg Lanning will take a big step into a male bastion this summer when she joins the Channel Nine commentary team.

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Bowlers called but chuckers beating the system: Hussey

Rules are there: Michael Hussey.

Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey believes bowlers with dubious actions have been able to beat the system too easily, and fears traditional spinners will have little impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New...

Australian tour can help Zimbabwean cricket, says Stuart MacGill

Stuart MacGill says he is not as well-informed about the political situation in Zimbabwe now.

Chloe Saltau Ten years after he opted out of a tour to Zimbabwe for moral reasons, Stuart MacGill believes Australia's current visit could help the nation's struggling cricket team. 

Uni of WA questions independence of cricket's 'chucking' procedures

Saeed Ajmal this week became the biggest name reported so far.

Chloe Saltau The University of Western Australia, until recently the main destination for bowlers with dubious actions, has cast doubt on the independence of the International Cricket Council’s new testing...

Phil Hughes a "100-Test player": Michael Clarke

Phil Hughes

Chloe Saltau The bullish backing of captain Michael Clarke has given Phil Hughes reason to overcome his disappointment at multiple selection setbacks, after Clarke tipped him for a long and successful Test career.

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ICC beefs up regime to stamp out chucking

Cricket melee

Chloe Saltau The drive to purge cricket of bowlers who throw will be strengthened when the International Cricket Council accredits new testing centres in three countries in the coming months, as the governing...

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Mitchell Starc steps up his comeback in bid for Test recall

Mitchell Starc is on the comeback trail.

Chloe Saltau Australia's one-day series in Zimbabwe could prove a crucial stepping stone to a Test recall for Mitchell Starc.

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

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

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.

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.