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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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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Selection dilemmas and injury concerns for South Africa ahead of Test series

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Chloe Saltau Two of South Africa's most important players are under fitness clouds ahead of next month's series against Australia.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett In-form all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of Australia's tour to South Africa while batsman Shaun Marsh is in grave doubt with a calf strain.

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James Faulkner ruled out of South Africa tour

James Faulkner

Chloe Saltau Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the Test tour of South Africa with a knee injury.

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Quicks rebuild Test confidence but memory of South Africa looms large

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ryan Harris of the Bulls looks on during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the South Australia Redbacks and the Queensland Bulls at Glenelg Oval on November 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau The fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its gruelling second phase, but the selectors still face a dilemma as they seek to avoid a...

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Australia thrashes South Africa in Twenty20

Man of the match Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau, Colombo Australia's World Twenty20 juggernaut, powered by Shane Watson, gathered further momentum on Sunday night with a thrashing of South Africa.

Laid bare: Australia's dossier on tackling South Africa

Australian captain Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia draws up dossier of detailed plans to unsettle each of South Africa's batsmen.

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Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

Mitch Marsh thumbnail

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

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.

Ryan Harris says Australia will keep up its aggression against India

Keep aggressive: Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Recovering Test paceman Ryan Harris has declared the Australians won’t temper their aggression as they seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record this summer.

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. 

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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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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

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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.

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Cricket Australia follows India instead of leading, says departing players' chief Paul Marsh

Harbhajan Singh (centre) asks Andrew Symonds to move as umpire Steve Bucknor looks on during the second Test at the SCG in 2008.

Chloe Saltau As he prepares to take the top job at the AFL players' union, departing cricketers' association chief Paul Marsh says Cricket Australia's desire to pacify India has made it a follower rather than a...

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Brad Hodge happy with controversial Big Bash move to Adelaide Strikers

Brad Hodge

Chloe Saltau Brad Hodge has revealed that national coach Darren Lehmann encouraged him to leave the Melbourne Stars for Adelaide, but he insists he is still Victorian underneath. 

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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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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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Mitchell Johnson still has Dennis Lillee in his corner

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson will continue to turn to Dennis Lillee for technical support and spiritual reassurance as he strives to tick off two major career goals - next year’s World Cup and the Ashes...

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Mitchell Johnson aims to sizzle on England's green fields

Awesome: Mitchell Johnson in full flight.

Chloe Saltau He might have found a new contentment that comes from being at his peak on the field and at peace off it, but something still burns inside Mitchell Johnson.