Otago Daily Times – Essex have landed the services of Otago and New Zealand test bowler Neil Wagner and will hope he can help inspire the same success as last year.

Summary

  • Essex have landed the services of Otago and New Zealand test bowler Neil Wagner and will hope he can help inspire the same success as last year.
  • His deal is through to the end of July, with an option to stay on for the remainder of the season, subject to New Zealand Cricket approval.
  • Essex head coach Anthony McGrath hopes Wagner can wield the same influnce as 2017.
  • Wagner has been a consist­ently success­ful performer for the Black Caps at test level and is rated the world’s seventh-best bowler in that format.
  • Essex has also recently signed Australian pace bowler Peter Siddle for the first five games of the 2018 Championship season.


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