Full name Thomas Ackland Blundell
Born September 1, 1990, Wellington
Current age 26 years 204 days
Major teams New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19s, Wellington, Wellington A, Wellington Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Only T20I||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Wellington v Auckland at Wellington, Feb 7-10, 2013 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northern Districts v Wellington at Mount Maunganui, Mar 21-24, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Feb 26, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||Canterbury v Wellington at Rangiora, Feb 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Canterbury v Wellington at Hamilton, Nov 8, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|25, 1/15, 0, 0/12||Wellington||v Northern D||Mount Maunganui||21 Mar 2017||FC|
|5, 51||Wellington||v Central D||Napier||14 Mar 2017||FC|
|68*, 0c/0s, 0c/0s||Wellington||v Otago||Wellington||6 Mar 2017||FC|
|45, 4c/0s, 37, 1c/0s||Wellington||v Canterbury||Wellington||26 Feb 2017||FC|
|0c/0s, 31||Wellington||v Canterbury||Rangiora||18 Feb 2017||LA|
|4c/0s, 21||Wellington||v Central D||Wellington||15 Feb 2017||LA|
|23||Wellington||v Canterbury||Christchurch||11 Feb 2017||LA|
|24||Wellington||v Canterbury||Christchurch||8 Feb 2017||LA|
|28||Wellington||v Otago||Wellington||4 Feb 2017||LA|
|32, 1c/0s||Wellington||v Canterbury||Wellington||25 Jan 2017||LA|
An aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman with a variety of sweeps in his repertoire, Tom Blundell enjoyed a dream start to 2017. In the space of three days, he earned his maiden call-up to the New Zealand squad, as a replacement for the injured Luke Ronchi, for the third T20I against Bangladesh in Mount Maunganui, won the Super Smash - the national T20 tournament - with Wellington, and then received his maiden international cap from Corey Anderson. A couple of weeks later, Blundell was called-up to the ODI squad for the Chappell-Hadlee series at home against Australia.
He was part of the New Zealand U-19 World Cup squad in 2010 alongside Tom Latham, James Neesham, and Doug Bracewell. He made his first-class and List A debuts for Wellington in 2013. After an inconsistent first three seasons in domestic cricket, Blundell had a breakthrough season in 2015-16 in which he made 1073 runs in 28 matches across all formats. He followed it with 537 runs in 17 matches in the 2016-17 season. His tally of 243 runs in nine innings was the highest by a wicketkeeper-batsman in the Super Smash in 2016-17.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?