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.

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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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...

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...

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Paul Marsh faces big issues in move from cricket to AFLPA

On the right path: The Southern Stars celebrate winning the ICC Women’s World Twenty20.

Chloe Saltau On his last day as chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, Paul Marsh tackles the big issues in that sport and the ones he will confront when he takes the top job at the AFL Players...

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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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.

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.

Cricket

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...

Cricket

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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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.

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.

Cricket

We'll be ruthless, vows Clarke

Michael Clarke, Ryan Harris and Darren Lehmann

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke has some bad news for embattled England. The Australian captain is approaching the Boxing Day Test with the same ruthless mindset he took into the first Ashes Test in Brisbane because...

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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.

Cricket

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

Mitchell Johnson

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

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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.