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Neil Wagner's career in images as New Zealand quick announces retirement

Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:01 PM IST
  • Neil Wagner retires as New Zealand's fifth highest Test wicket-taker of all time and was pivotal in their 2019 World Test Championship final victory.
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New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner has announced his retirement from international cricket. Having made his debut in 2012, Wagner played 64 Tests in which he took 260 wickets at an average of 27.57 and strike rate of 52.7. He retires as the fifth-highest wicket-taker of all time for New Zealand in Tests. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:01 PM IST

New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner has announced his retirement from international cricket. Having made his debut in 2012, Wagner played 64 Tests in which he took 260 wickets at an average of 27.57 and strike rate of 52.7. He retires as the fifth-highest wicket-taker of all time for New Zealand in Tests. (Getty Images)

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Wagner made his debut against the West Indies in North Sound. He got just one wicket in the match - that of opener Kieran Powell who had scored 134, as New Zealand lost the match by nine wickets. (Cricket West Indies) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wagner made his debut against the West Indies in North Sound. He got just one wicket in the match - that of opener Kieran Powell who had scored 134, as New Zealand lost the match by nine wickets. (Cricket West Indies)

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He had to wait to experience his first win with New Zealand. That came in his 11th Test, more than a year after he made his debut, against the West Indies in Wellington. Wagner took two wickets in the second innings of the match. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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He had to wait to experience his first win with New Zealand. That came in his 11th Test, more than a year after he made his debut, against the West Indies in Wellington. Wagner took two wickets in the second innings of the match. (Getty Images)

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Wagner started becoming an integral part of the New Zealand Test team after 2013. He took four wickets in each of the opposition innings in Auckland in February 2014 as New Zealand beat India by 40 runs. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wagner started becoming an integral part of the New Zealand Test team after 2013. He took four wickets in each of the opposition innings in Auckland in February 2014 as New Zealand beat India by 40 runs. (Getty Images)

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Wagner then played an important role in New Zealand's 53-run win over the West Indies in their third Test in June 2014. It confirmed New Zealand's first-ever series win over the West Indies. Wagner returned figures of 4/64 and 1/50 in the match. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wagner then played an important role in New Zealand's 53-run win over the West Indies in their third Test in June 2014. It confirmed New Zealand's first-ever series win over the West Indies. Wagner returned figures of 4/64 and 1/50 in the match. (Getty Images)

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Wagner was also a very handy lower order batter, having scored a half-century and a total of 875 runs in his career. His batting skills went a long way in New Zealand fighting out a draw in the second Test against England in 2018 in Christchurch. Wagner batted out 103 balls for seven runs and eventually fell to Joe Root. However, his vigil with Ish Sodhi, who was unbeaten on 56 off 168, helped New Zealand avoid defeat. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:01 PM IST

Wagner was also a very handy lower order batter, having scored a half-century and a total of 875 runs in his career. His batting skills went a long way in New Zealand fighting out a draw in the second Test against England in 2018 in Christchurch. Wagner batted out 103 balls for seven runs and eventually fell to Joe Root. However, his vigil with Ish Sodhi, who was unbeaten on 56 off 168, helped New Zealand avoid defeat. (Getty Images)

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Wagner's bowling formed much of the highlight reels of New Zealand's 2019/20 tour of Australia as he tormented the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner with hostile short-pitched bowling. He became a bit of a crowd favourite over the course of the three Tests. Wagner was New Zealand's highest wicket-taker in the series with 17 wickets. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:01 PM IST

Wagner's bowling formed much of the highlight reels of New Zealand's 2019/20 tour of Australia as he tormented the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner with hostile short-pitched bowling. He became a bit of a crowd favourite over the course of the three Tests. Wagner was New Zealand's highest wicket-taker in the series with 17 wickets. (Getty Images)

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He then played an integral role in New Zealand beat India by eight wickets at the Ageas Bowl and winning the inaugural World Test Championship. (ICC) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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He then played an integral role in New Zealand beat India by eight wickets at the Ageas Bowl and winning the inaugural World Test Championship. (ICC)

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Wagner sealed a rather sensational one-run for New Zealand last year against England. He manage to take the final English wicket in what was the last over of the Test. Wagner bowled 21 overs for one wicket in the first innings, which was that of the dangerous Ben Stokes. He then took four wickets in 15.2 overs in the second and this included denying Joe Root a second century in the match by felling the England captain on 95. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 27, 2024 01:01 PM IST

Wagner sealed a rather sensational one-run for New Zealand last year against England. He manage to take the final English wicket in what was the last over of the Test. Wagner bowled 21 overs for one wicket in the first innings, which was that of the dangerous Ben Stokes. He then took four wickets in 15.2 overs in the second and this included denying Joe Root a second century in the match by felling the England captain on 95. (AP)

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Wagner played his last Test for New Zealand in February 2024 against South Africa in Hamilton. He took a wicket in each of the two innings. (Getty Images) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wagner played his last Test for New Zealand in February 2024 against South Africa in Hamilton. He took a wicket in each of the two innings. (Getty Images)

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