9. Neil Wagner (New Zealand) – 41 wickets
This year, Neil Wagner surfaced as New Zealand’s most successful bowler in Tests with 41 wickets in 17 innings at an average of just above 20. The Kiwi seam bowler loves to bend his back and hits the deck quite hard. He began the year with a six-fer against Australia and carried on his good run throughout. The 30-year-old performed very well on New Zealand’s tour of Africa, where he had 20 victims in 4 Tests.
Wagner had a tough time in India but he again went back to his best when Pakistan came to New Zealand. He took 9 wickets in 2 Tests against the Asian nation.