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Neil Wagner was forced into retirement: Ross Taylor said – the Kiwi bowler had kept himself available; Did not get place in New Zealand playing-11


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Wagner has played 64 tests for New Zealand.

Former New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that fast bowler Neil Wagner was forced into retirement. He was told that he would not be selected in the playing eleven in the series against Australia.

Wagner recently announced his retirement during a press conference before the start of the first Test.

“I think it all makes sense a little bit now,” Taylor said on ESPN's Around the Wicket podcast. I think Wagner was forced into retirement. If you listen to Wagner's press conference, he was trying to say that retirement will come after playing the last Test.

Wagner, 37, took the field as a substitute fielder during the first Test and even brought drinks on several occasions.

Wagner, 37, took the field as a substitute fielder during the first Test and even brought drinks on several occasions.

Wagner is still my first choice – Taylor
Taylor said, I think the team has been changed keeping the future in mind, but in the event of a win in the Test against Australia, I would not consider anyone ahead of Neil Wagner. I am sure the Australian batsmen will be sleeping peacefully, because Wagner is not a part of the team.

Neil Wagner (centre) was also a member of the World Test Championship series winning team.

Neil Wagner (centre) was also a member of the World Test Championship series winning team.

Has played 64 tests for New Zealand
Wagner is originally from South Africa. He shifted to New Zealand. He has played 64 matches for New Zealand. In which 260 wickets have been taken at an economy rate of 3.13. He made his Test debut in 2012 against West Indies. He played his last Test in the match against South Africa from 13 to 16 February.

Wagner also shared some memories after announcing his retirement.
After announcing his retirement, Wagner also shared some old memories with the media. He said he will never forget the first Test win against India in 2014, New Zealand's first Test series win over West Indies in Barbados and the Test series win in England in 2018.

At the same time, we will never forget the World Test Championship and the one-run victory in the Test against India and England last year.

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