Neil Wagner

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Neil Wagner
Personal information
Full name Neil Wagner
Born (1986-03-13) 13 March 1986 (age 28)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 256) 25 July 2012 v West Indies
Last Test 6 February 2014 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2007 Northerns
2008–present Otago
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 14 83 57 44
Runs scored 194 1,511 275 61
Batting average 12.93 18.88 10.57 5.08
100s/50s 0/0 0/6 0/0 0/0
Top score 37 70 38 14
Balls bowled 3,016 16,385 2,758 916
Wickets 50 357 87 53
Bowling average 35.01 25.14 27.36 24.79
5 wickets in innings 1 16 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/64 7/46 5/34 4/33
Catches/stumpings 4/– 23/– 8/– 10/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 February 2014

Neil Wagner (born 13 March 1986) is a South African-born New Zealand cricketer who played for Northerns and now plays for New Zealand and Otago cricket teams. He is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler who has toured Zimbabwe and Bangladesh with Academy sides and appeared in two Test matches as twelfth man. In June 2009 he was awarded a place in the New Zealand Emerging Players team under Peter Fulton. He attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool as a high school student where he played 1st team.

World record[edit]

On 6 April 2011 Wagner achieved a "double" hat-trick against Wellington when he dismissed Stewart Rhodes, Joe Austin-Smellie, Jeetan Patel and Ili Tugaga with the first four balls of the 70th over, his 14th. He then took the wicket of Mark Gillespie with the sixth ball of the same over: five wickets in one 6-ball over, the first (and, so far, only) time this has been achieved in first-class cricket. His bowling figures for the innings were 6/36, his personal best at that time[1] [2]

Performances[edit]

Test five wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/64 9  Bangladesh Shere Bangla Dhaka Bangladesh 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Otago v Wellington at Queenstown, Apr 4–6, 2011 | Cricket Scorecard". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Fulton to lead New Zealand Emerging Players". CricInfo. June 12, 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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