Personal Information

Full Name Neil Wagner
Born March 13, 1986 Pretoria, Transvaal
Age 38 Years, 4 Months, 12 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Left-arm medium fast
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting 126 - -
Bowling 18 - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
1 - - - 0

Career Information

Teams Played New Zealand, South African Academy, Essex, Lancashire, Northern Districts, Northamptonshire, Northerns, New Zealand A, Titans, Yorkshire, Otago Volts, Somerset, New Zealand XI, New Zealanders
Career Span

Neil Wagner Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
64 84 24 875 66* v WI 0 1 96 36 14.58 51.86 19 0 25 3
5 4 2 12 5* v RR 0 0 0 0 6.00 85.71 - - 0 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
122 2287.3 473 7169 260 7/39 v WI 38 9 27.57 3.13 52.78 64
5 18 0 151 5 2/33 v RR 0 0 30.20 8.38 21.60 5

Neil Wagner Profile

Left-arm seamer, Neil Wagner was born in South Africa, but soon migrated to New Zealand to further his cricketing ambitions. Making his first-class debut for Northerns in 2006, he quickly announced himself with two four-wicket hauls. Wagner was unlucky in his own country due to the quota system, and hence considered making a move to New Zealand. The move paid off as he bagged 21 domestic wickets for Otago in his first season, and got only better in the years that followed.

He was finally rewarded for his consistent performances when he was handed his Test debut on the West Indies tour. After a slow start to his Test career, he gradually got into the groove and made his mark in the home series against England where he ended up with the most number of wickets(12) in the three match series. He went on to scalp his first five-for against Bangladesh in Dhaka. With consistent performances, he has become a mainstay in the New Zealand Test side. A skiddy customer, Wagner's greatest strength lies in swing and with the addition of reverse swing to his armoury he has become all the more dangerous a proposition for the opposition.