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Neil Wagner Retires From International Cricket: Take A Look At His Top 5 Records And Achievements; In Pics

New Zealand's pace sensation Neil Wagner retired from international cricket after winning many matches for his country. It was an emotional moment for the veteran of 64 Tests. Wagner is 37 and now wants to focus on his family. On why he is retiring, Wagner said that the decision was tough and he enjoyed every moment while wearing the Black Caps jersey. As Wagner bids goodbye to cricket, let's look at some of this top records.

Wagner's Test wickets

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Wagner's Test wickets

Wagner is finishing as the fifth-most wickettaker for New Zealand in Tests. He already has 260 Tests from 64 Tests he has played from 2012 and 2024. He will most probably play 2 more Test against Australia and will add to this tally. (Images: ANI)

Second-best bowling strike rate

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Second-best bowling strike rate

Wagner was an effective pacer who never opened the bowling for his team. He was known for using the old ball and bowling short at the players. His test bowlign strike rate is 52.7, which is second only to Sir Richard Hadlee for New Zealand.

Five-wicket hauls

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Five-wicket hauls

In the upcoming Tests vs Australia, Wagner has the chance to get his number of five-wicket hauls into double figures. He currently has 9 five-wicket hauls in Tests.

Best bowling figure

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Best bowling figure

9 for 73 is Wagner's best test figures in a match during his career. He fell just short of an elusive 10 wicket match bag, capturing 9-73 against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve in March 2019.

Best score with the bat

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Best score with the bat

Wagner, has to his name, the best individual score of 66 not out. He was not a batter but he never gave up his guns when it came to fighting for New Zealand, either with bat or the ball.

Winner of WTC championship

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Winner of WTC championship

Wagner was part of the New Zealand playing 11 which won the WTC 2021 final in England vs India. He had contributed to the win by picking 3 vital wickets, of Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane in the first innings and of Ravindra Jadeja in the second.