Cricket - New Zealand add Wagner to squad for first England test

Left-arm paceman Neil Wagner has been rewarded with a place in New Zealand's squad for the first test against England after taking six wickets in the ongoing tour match in Queenstown.

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New Zealand's captain Ross Taylor (2nd L) and Trent Boult (C) celebrate with Martin Guptill (L) ,Neil Wagner (2nd R) and Kruger van Wyk after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Suraj Randiv during the final day of second and final Test in Colombo (Reuters)

The South Africa-born 26-year-old joins a squad of 13 for the March 6 test in Dunedin, New Zealand Cricket said in a statement on Saturday, and could earn his fourth test cap if the hosts elect to field an all-pace attack.

The four-day tour match between a New Zealand XI and England XI finishes later on Saturday.

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