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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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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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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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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Ex-International Cricket Council chief Ehsan Mani slams 'big three' plan

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Chloe Saltau Ehsan Mani says three have ''completely undermined the integrity and standing of the ICC''.

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Cricket nations' unrest over ICC's radical reforms

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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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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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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.

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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England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.

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Cricket Australia hopes Ryan Harris can bowl in South African series

Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Australia will attempt to nurse Ryan Harris and his knee for the next series against South Africa.

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Victorian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed admits talk of Ashes debut affected his bowling

Fawad Ahmed is still Victoria's leading wicket taker this season.

Chloe Saltau Leg-spinner says he is prepared to be patient in pursuit of his Test dream.

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Shane Watson shines with Michael Carberry wicket, but strains groin in Boxing Day Test

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Grinning one moment, grimacing the next. Shane Watson has shown what Australia will miss if he can't fill the all-rounder's role for the rest of the Ashes.

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Ashes 2013: Opener Chris Rogers a certainty for tour of South Africa

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05:  Chris Rogers of Australia bats during day one of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers has booked himself a ticket for Australia's tour of South Africa with a match-winning century during which he could at times have been mistaken for his dashing opening partner David...

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The world team of the year

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke the only batsman from Australia or England to make my Test team of the year.

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Khawaja and Hughes fail as Australia A stumble

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau Three of the five national selectors, and team performance boss Pat Howard, met in Bristol to thrash out Ashes plans on Saturday only to see Australian batting frailties exposed again, this time by a...

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Ahmed in national frame

Fawad Ahmed.

Chloe Saltau Fawad Ahmed is determined to handle the pressure that comes with his elevation to international cricket.

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It’s the Sheffield Shield after dark as day-night Tests get the green light

Chloe Saltau It's time to turn on the lights. Cricket Australia is putting into action its long-held ambition to pioneer day-night Tests, and will hold a round of the Sheffield Shield under lights this summer...

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Shield trials to gauge viability of night Tests

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Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia is putting into action its long-held ambition to pioneer day-night Tests.

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CA slams 'bigotry' against Ahmed

Former Test batsman Doug Walters

Chloe Saltau Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland condemns "bigoted" comments about Australian spinner.