Neil Wagner Retires: End Up An Incredible Careers

New Zealand left-arm pace bowler, Neil Wagner Retires in tear after being he will not to be picked in the upcoming Test against Australia.

Neil Wagner Retires

Neil Wagner Retires’ conversation

After New Zealand selectors confirm the absence of Neil Wagner in the New Zealand squad on the next Test series against Australia, he was announced his retirement from international cricket immidiately. The 37 years old bowler was have the emotional choice after a difficult conversation with coach Gary Stead last week after being not picked in New Zealand’s XI for the upcoming series against Australia. He announced his retirement at a press conference at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday.

Neil Wagner’s Retires choices was difficult to him, but he said that the time will come soon, and you need to move on. Neil Wagner Retires after 64 Tests for his country. He took 260 wickets at average 27.57 with a strike rate of 52.7, only Sir Richard Hadlee has a better Strike rate among New Zealand bowlers to have more than 100 wickets. Wagner is the 5th highest Test Wicket-taker when Neil Wagner Retires.


“I knew this time is coming. Sometime they say when you think about retire, you’ll stuck with it. I know that time will coming and it’s very close. Last week, I was looking in the future, looking back all the matches I was played and I thought it was the right time to stop and let the next generation come in and prove themself and do what we do so far” – Wagner said

“It’s never easy. It’s an emotional road, a giant rollercoaster” – He added – “I feel like it’s the time to the young generation come and show of the results of their training, their passion, skillful and prepare to sacrificed themself to dedicate for cricket.”

Neil Wagner and Gary stead was had a conversation after the Test series won against South Africa in Hamilton, the final Test before Neil Wagner Retires, about his future. Wagner was first decide to not going to the Australia, but the team want to invite their talismanic fast bowler bowler down to be part of the first Test.

“I won’t go down there” he said on his retires “It was very nice when they invited me to come down there and spend this time with them to celebrate it but also help them to prepare for the next series against Australia”

New Zealand current coach, Gray Stead has said about Wagner’s affection went beyond statistics:”Neil Wagner’s number are incredible, but i don’t think we can underestimate his contributions to the team when he scored a wicket right on time and help the team won”

“It was a very very tough conversation to have,” Stead added, “Neil understood it. As he say, he was really grateful for the time in the Black Cap and it was show how much his love for the team. I think it’s took a bit time for him to know what it’s mean as well and he wasn’t retired from everything, he still available for domestic cricket. But looking back, it was a very difficult conversation, especially with the guy that’s next to me now and everything he has done for our team.”


The Test Captain of New Zealand, Tim Southee was described Wagner as one of the greatest men: “He would do anything for the team and even earn nothing, but every one know he was earned respect and admiration of all his teammates. Personally, I’ve enjoy a great relationship with Neil on and off the field and I am sure that relationship will continue and lasting longer.”

“It’s would be great if he join with us this week for the first Test and we’ll celebrating his impressive career at the end”

The statistics when Neil Wagner Retires

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Neil Wagner Retires bowling statistics
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Neil Wagner Retires batting statistics

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