Unexpected Twist: No Dream Return For Neil Wagner, Ben Sears Fills The Gap

Two of the biggest cricketing nations, Australia and New Zealand, are currently up against each other in a two-match test series.


World Test Championship winners Australia defeated New Zealand in the opening encounter of the test series by 172 runs and are currently leading the series by 1-0.

However, ahead of the second test match between the two sides, it was highly anticipated amongst the fans that New Zealand’s leading pace bowler Neil Wagner will once again return to international cricket as New Zealand’s pace bowler Will O Rourke suffered an injury during the first match of the series.

Nevertheless, against all the odds, the dream of Wagner’s international comeback has been shattered as Ben Sears has been roped in as a replacement for Will O’Rourke in the Black Caps squad for the second test match.

Wegner bids adieu to international cricket ahead of New Zealand’s first match against Australia in Wellington. As per the report, Wagner was told by the board members that he would not get a chance to feature in the playing 11 in spite of being with the squad.

This forced Neil Wagner to retire from international cricket. However, Neil Wagner was there with the team and helped them during the practice session.

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Neil Wagner was one of the best bowlers for New Zealand in the longest format of the game. The left-arm pacer represented the Blackcaps in 64 matches, picking up 260 wickets.

New Zealand is also going to miss the services of Devon Conway, as the opener is all set to be out of action for the next six to eight weeks. Convey has been replaced by Henry Nicholas in the squad.

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