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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Australia's Ashton Agar.

Chloe Saltau We visit rising star Ashton Agar at home in Bentleigh.

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India's domestic focus may upset Test rivals

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Chloe Saltau Indian powerbrokers talking about staging more international games at home during domestic season.

Ashes 2013: Craig McDermott draws on experiences at Gabba in role as Australian bowling coach

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau The only person in the Australian dressing room who has lost a Test at the Gabba is Craig McDermott, and the reappointed bowling coach is drawing on his memories of tormenting England there to make...

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Craig McDermott plotting England's demise at the Gabba

Craig McDermott

Chloe Saltau Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott has returned to plot England's demise on his old stomping ground.

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Sachin Tendulkar out for 74 in farewell Test

India's Sachin Tendulkar leaves the field after he was dismissed by West Indies' Ravi Rampaul during the fourth day of their third and final test cricket match in Mumbai November 25, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau He's out! Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps the greatest cricketer since Don Bradman, has been dismissed for 74 in his final Test, and might have played his last innings.

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Sachin Tendulkar out ... and over?

India's Sachin Tendulkar

Chloe Saltau Perhaps the greatest cricketer since Don Bradman, has been dismissed for 74 in his final Test.

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Shocked Mickey Arthur fires back at Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin (R) speaks to coach Micky Arthur.

Chloe Saltau Sacked coach Mickey Arthur has returned fire at Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin, describing the veteran's scathing critique of his regime as a cheap shot and his presence in the Test team as...

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Ashes 2013: Aussies turn the screws as England is set 561 for victory

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Chloe Saltau England should have known better than to treat Michael Clarke as a bunny.

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Skipper cooks up memorable knock in Ashes

Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau England should have known better than to treat Michael Clarke like a bunny.

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

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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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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.