Neil Wagner: Didn't get a place in the playing eleven so retired 48 hours before the match

Neil Wagner has announced his retirement:

The Australian team is currently on the tour of New Zealand.

Recently, a series of three T20 international matches took place between the two countries, in which Australia made a clean sweep of 3-0.

Both the countries will now face each other in a two-test series.

The first match of this series is to be played from 29th February and before that the host team has suffered a big setback.

New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Neil Wagner made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2012 and played his last Test for the Black Caps against South Africa in the same year.

The 37-year-old fast bowler was selected in the team for the Test series against Australia, but it has been decided not to include him in the playing eleven for the first Test of the series to be held in Wellington, after which the fast bowler retired from international cricket. Have said goodbye to.

Wagner announced his retirement in a press conference on Tuesday.


According to the ICC, Wagner said, "It's been an emotional week. It's not easy to walk away from something that you've given so much to and that you've gotten so much from, but now it's time for others to step up and help this team." The time has come to move on. I have enjoyed every moment of playing Test cricket for the Black Caps and I am proud of what we have achieved as a team."

Let us tell you, Neil Wagner has not played any ODI or T20 international match for New Zealand.

He has taken 260 wickets in 122 innings of 64 Tests played for New Zealand at an average of 27.57 and economy rate of 3.13.

His best performance during this period is 7 wickets for 39 runs.

In his career, he has taken four wicket hauls 13 times and five wicket hauls 9 times.

Neil Wagner has also scored 875 runs for New Zealand.

Neil Wagner also has a half-century in his name in Test.

Neil Wagner is at fifth place in the list of bowlers taking most wickets for New Zealand.

Ahead of him are Sir Richard Hadlee (431), Tim Southee (376), Daniel Vettori (361) and Trent Boult (317).

Wagner was part of the New Zealand team that won the title by defeating India in the final of the first ICC World Test Championship.

Wagner took three wickets in the match against India in Southampton in 2021.

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