Full Name Neil Wagner
Born March 13, 1986
Pretoria, Transvaal
Age 31 Years, 4 Months, 16 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Left Handed
Bowling Left-arm medium fast
Batting Rank Test - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 9
Teams Played New Zealand, South African Academy, Essex, Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Northerns, New Zealand A, Titans, Otago, New Zealand XI
Man of the Match Test - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2012 - 2017], [CL, 2009 - 2013],

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.

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Neil Wagner Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 32 41 11 390 37 v WI 0 0 46 13 13.00 44.26 6 0
CL 5 4 2 12 5* v JAI 0 0 0 0 6.00 85.71 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 61 1174.1 236 3758 130 6/41 v ZIM 15 4 28.90 3.20 54.19
CL 5 18 0 151 5 2/33 v JAI 0 0 30.20 8.38 21.60

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.

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