Top five bowlers of New Zealand who have taken most test wickets

5. Neil Wagner

258 wickets in 63 matches from 2012 to 2024, securing a place among New Zealand's top five Test wicket-takers, turning the South African native into a New Zealand Test specialist with county cricket experience and heroic performances.

4. Trent Boult

317 wickets in 78 matches from 2011 to 2022, Trent Boult's impressive tenure, a glimpse of his 317 Test wickets for New Zealand. Boult and Southee, the most formidable pair in New Zealand's Test history, are third and fourth in terms of wickets. Bolt's 2019 World Cup heroics highlighted.

3. Daniel Vettori

With 361 wickets in 112 matches from 1997 to 2014, spin wizard Daniel Vettori ranks third in the list of New Zealand's top Test wicket-takers, New Zealand's greatest all-rounder, with 300 Test wickets and 3000 runs. Master of spin, famous for drifts and variations.

2. Tim Southee

376 wickets in 97 matches from 2008 to 2024 Tim Southee's remarkable journey, a closer look at his 376 Test wickets and counting Young gun Tim Southee's explosive debut at the age of 19 laid the foundation for an illustrious career. Test captaincy to follow in 2022.

1. Sir Richard Hadlee

The legendary legacy of Sir Richard Hadlee dominated as New Zealand's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, cricket maestro, and trailblazer, with 431 wickets in 86 matches from 1973 to 1990. 

Immortalized with 400 Test wickets, he redefined fast bowling while leaving an indelible mark on cricket history.

Sir Richard Hadlee