New Zealand’s Test specialist Neil Wagner delivered a blazing spell of fast bowling in the first Test against England to help his side clinch an emphatic innings win. Wagner’s scorching bouncers rattled the England batters, who found it difficult to defend against his stormy bowling.
Wagner registered eight wickets in the game including a match-winning five-wicket haul in the second innings and has thus experienced a significant rise in the rankings for Test bowlers. The 33-year-old is now ranked a career-high No. 3, advancing five spots upwards.
The left-arm pacer boasts an astonishing tally of 816 rating points, which is the third-highest for any New Zealand bowler. Only Richard Hadlee and Trent Boult have scored better rating points than Wagner in Tests.