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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Australia plans to rattle West Indies

Chloe Saltau Fast bowlers empowered to 'target the helmets' of the West Indies' explosive batsmen in tonight's World Twenty20 group game.

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England v India on Australian TV in last-minute deal

England captain Alastair Cook is under pressure for the home series against India.

Chloe Saltau Australian cricket fans will get to see international cricket from England this winter after all, after Fox Sports signed a last-minute deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Gary Gilmour dead, aged 62

Gilmour played 15 Tests for Australia.

Chloe Saltau and Chris Barrett Former Australian all-rounder Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62.

Jamie Cox the only casualty in BBL recruiting fiasco

Brad Hodge.

Chloe Saltau Sacked South Australian high-performance chief Jamie Cox remains the sole casualty of the Big Bash League contracting fiasco.

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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.

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Alastair Cook's Australian ordeal finally ends

Alastair Cook.

Chloe Saltau Alastair Cook left his final press conference with a tired wave and another "could've, should've, would love to have" moment to add to his wretched collection.

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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.

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The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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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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Tom Moody takes Renegades role

Tom Moody when coaching Sri Lanka.

Chloe Saltau The Melbourne Renegades have turned to Tom Moody, the former Australian allrounder and Sri Lanka coach, to scour the cricket world for players capable of propelling the team up the Big Bash League...

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Mitch Johnson ponders limited-overs future

Australia's Mitchell Johnson.

Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson is prepared to ditch one or both of the limited overs formats if it helps him repeat his menacing of England in next year's Ashes.

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

The Tonk

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

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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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Australian players played through pain to win Ashes

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris works on Shane Watson's back before the Boxing Day Test.

Chloe Saltau That Australia kept the same 11 on the park for all five Ashes Tests is a modern miracle.

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Lehmann won't walk the plank

Darren Lehmann.

Chloe Saltau Australian coach Darren Lehmann will not be sanctioned by Cricket Australia for an outburst in which he accused Stuart Broad of 'blatant cheating'.

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Hussey reveals 'tension' among Test team

Michael Hussey

Chloe Saltau Retired Test batsman Mike Hussey has traced his waning enjoyment of the Australian dressing room to last year's tour of the West Indies.

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Arthur puts heat on Warner

David Warner

Chloe Saltau Former coach says opener's attitude has the potential to make or break the team.

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Sachin Tendulkar to retire next month

Sachin Tendulkar.

Chloe Saltau India's record-breaking batsman announces he will retire after playing his 200th Test match next month.

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Craig McDermott returns to Australian fold to guide quicks

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Craig McDermott, the man whose simple plan turned Australia's fast bowlers into a world-class force, is back in charge of the Test pacemen.