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Neil Wagner

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium fast
Played for:
New Zealand, South African Academy, Northerns, New Zealand A, Titans, Otago, New Zealand XI
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
29
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
March 13, 1986, Pretoria, Transvaal

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.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 14 21 194 6 12.93 39.35 0 0 37
CLT20 5 4 12 2 6 85.71 0 0 5*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 14 26 3016 1750 50 5/64 / 35 3.48 3 1 0 31
CLT20 5 5 108 151 5 2/33 / 30.2 8.38 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2012-2014
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Jul 25, 2012
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 14, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Otago Vs Cape Cobras at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Otago Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 01, 2013
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