#5 Neil Wagner
With Trent Boult and Tim Southee leading the attack for the past few years, Neil Wagner’s achievements have been quite underrated. Having made his at the age of 26, Wagner has played an integral role in the success of New Zealand over the past few years.
He had a phenomenal 2016 and was easily New Zealand’s best bowler by a fine margin, eclipsing both Southee and Boult. In 9 matches, he picked up 41 wickets at an average of 21.04 with three five-wicket hauls to his name.