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Neil Wagner

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NameNeil Wagner
BornMarch 13, 1986
Pretoria, Transvaal
Age35 years 313 days
TeamsOtago, New Zealand, New Zealand A, Northamptonshire, New Zealand Board Presidents XI, Lancashire, Essex, Northern Knights, Team Williamson, New Zealand XI
NicknameWagner
Bat StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowl StyleLeft-arm fast-medium
Batting Statistics
Batting Statistics for Neil Wagner. Profile Updated On 19 Wednesday January 2022 203709000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat56---
Inn71---
Runs694---
Avg13.61---
SR48.26---
HS66---
NO20---
100s0---
50s1---
4s78---
6s26---
Bowling Statistics
Bowling Statistics for Neil Wagner. Profile Updated On 19 Wednesday January 2022 203709000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat56---
Inn106---
Balls12423---
Runs6251---
Wkt235---
BBI39 / 7---
BBM73 / 9---
Eco3.02---
Avg26.6---
5W9---
10W0---
Profile
Profile for Neil Wagner. Profile Updated On 19 Wednesday January 2022 203709000000
Wagner is one of the several South Africans who plies his trade for New Zealand. The left-handed bowler started his career in Afrikaans High School in Pretoria before shifting base to Otago in 2009. He had a brilliant 2010/11 season, where he was the highest wicket taker with 46 wickets. That got him a Test call up for the West Indies series in 2012.

Wagner had a decent series against England where he picked up 19 wickets in 5 matches (both home and away). He picked up his first five wicket haul against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Already with the ability to swing the ball both ways, he also added reverse swing to his arsenal. Wagner had pretty ordinary run in the home series against West Indies in 2013, but the team management persisted with him and he didn't disappoint. In the two Tests against India, Wagner picked up 11 wickets and was one of the heroes in the famous win at Auckland.

Of late, Wagner has been employing the short ball tactic to brutal effect. It's ruffled some feathers alright but more importantly it's proved to be a wicket-taking option. One major test going ahead would be to find ways to be effective in the sub-continent as well, since he's only played 1 Test in the same. Another challenge is to reinvent himself for the shorter formats. As things stand, he's only seen as a Test specialist by the Kiwis.


ByScore Cricbuzz Staff