Tom Blundell (cricketer)

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Tom Blundell
Personal information
Full name Thomas Ackland Blundell
Born (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 28)
Wellington, New Zealand
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Wicket-keeper, batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 273) 1 December 2017 v West Indies
Last Test 9 December 2017 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 73) 8 January 2017 v Bangladesh
Last T20I 3 February 2018 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013–present Wellington
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 1 1 41 38
Runs scored 107 2,434 722
Batting average 41.25 24.06
100s/50s 1/0 –/– 5/11 0/3
Top score 107* 153 73
Balls bowled 54
Wickets 1
Bowling average 27.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/15
Catches/stumpings 1/0 0/0 96/4 36/4
Source: Cricinfo, 3 February 2018

Thomas Ackland Blundell (born 1 September 1990) is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for the New Zealand national cricket team in Tests and T20Is. He also plays first-class cricket for Wellington.[1]

Domestic career[edit]

In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Wellington for the 2018–19 season.[2]

International career[edit]

In January 2017 he was added to New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad as their wicket-keeper for their third match against Bangladesh, after Luke Ronchi was injured.[3] On 8 January 2017 he made his T20I debut for New Zealand against Bangladesh.[4]

In January 2017, he was added to New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad as their wicket-keeper against Australia, but he did not play.[5] In November 2017, he was added to New Zealand's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[6] He made his Test debut for New Zealand against the West Indies on 1 December 2017.[7] He replaced the injured BJ Watling as the wicket-keeper,[8] scoring 107 not out which was the highest Test score by a New Zealand wicket-keeper on debut.[9] He also became the first wicket-keeper since Matt Prior in 2007 to score a century on Test debut.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Blundell". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Uncapped Blundell replaces injured Ronchi". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 3rd T20I: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  5. ^ "New Zealand call up Blundell for Chappell-Hadlee ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Blundell to make Test debut against WI; NZ call Ferguson as cover for Southee". ESPN Cricinfo. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  7. ^ "1st Test, West Indies tour of New Zealand at Wellington, Dec 1–5, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Blundell replaces injured Watling for Windies Tests". Cricbuzz. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  9. ^ "NZ declare with massive lead after Blundell's debut ton". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Basin Reserve a field of dreams for Tom Blundell after New Zealand century on test debut". Stuff. Retrieved 4 December 2017.

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