Thomas Ackland Blundell is an aggressive wicket-keeper right-handed batsman. A right-arm off break bowling style who was born on September 01, 1990, Willington, New Zealand. Tom represented the New Zealand national side in just two Test matches and 3 T20I as of April 2019. Blundell is still uncapped in One Day International however has been picked up for ICC 2019 World Cup for NZ.
He got a chance after becoming a T20 squad for New Zealand by replacing Martin Guptill during the first T20I game. In the same year, Blundell replaced injured BJ Watling in a Test match series against West Indies as wicket-keeper and made his Test debut for NZ on December 1, 2017, and scored 107 runs unbeaten and became the first wicket-keeper after Matt Prior since 2007 to score a century on his Test debut.
Blundell made his first international appearance during the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2010 hosted by New Zealand. Blundell made his first-class cricket debut for Wellington during season 2013. Tom Blundell got his first chance to play international cricket for New Zealand. He became part of the NZ squad for a T20I against Bangladesh as a wicket-keeper batsman and made his T20I debut as on 8 January 2017.
Blundell has scored two centuries and single half-centuries in his 6 Test match career. He appeared in just two ODI and three Twenty20 Internationals but hasn’t been so impressive. His first-class cricket stats are very lucrative with seven centuries and 15 half-centuries to his name. In April 2019, he was named in NZ squad for ICC 2019 World Cup and named in five surprise picks for the tournament by International Cricket Council.
Tom Blundell Career Stats
Tom Blundell Profile
|Full Name||Thomas Ackland Blundell|
|Date of Birth||1 September 1990 Wellington, New Zealand|
|Playing Roll||Wicket-keeper, batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|Test Debut||1 December 2017 v West Indies (cap 273)|
|T20 Debut||8 January 2017 v Bangladesh (cap 73)|
|Major Teams||New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19s, Wellington, Wellington A, Wellington Under-19s|