Personal Information

Full NameNeil Wagner
BornMarch 13, 1986 Pretoria, Transvaal
Age38 Years, 1 Months, 0 Days
National SideNew Zealand
Batting StyleLeft Handed
BowlingLeft-arm medium fast



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedNew 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

64842487566* v WI01963614.5851.86190253
542125* v RR00006.0085.71--00

Bowling Performance

1222287.347371692607/39 v WI38927.573.1352.7864
518015152/33 v RR0030.208.3821.605

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.