Tom Blundell

New Zealand
Age
September 1, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Wellington
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
New Zealand
Bowling Style
Off break

Tom Blundell is a top-order batsman from New Zealand who has made an impact on his team’s success, despite being involved in only a few international cricket matches. Although the twenty-nine-year-old Blundell has not been quite as effective in white-ball games, he has been rather impressive in Test matches in which he has partnered with Tom Latham as an opener.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
49
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

New Zealand, New Zealand A, Wellington, New Zealand XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
6
6
1
235
106
47
228
103.07
1
2
23
6
T20I
3
2
1
17
14
17
21
80.95
0
0
0
0
Test
10
15
2
419
107*
32.23
910
46.04
1
2
55
2
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
6
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
3
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
10
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Blundell played his first Test match against the West Indies at Wellington in December 2017. He made an unbeaten 107 in his debut innings to help his side win the game by an innings and 67 runs. Batting first, the West Indies were bowled out for 134. New Zealand replied with 520/9, riding innings of 105 by Grandhomme, in addition to Blundell’s own 107 not out. New Zealand then bowled the visitors out for 317 to leave the opposing side no chance. (Incidentally, Blundell played at number eight in the game.) His next hundred came against Australia at Melbourne in December 2019. However, the ton was not enough to stop Australia from beating New Zealand by 247 runs. Blundell made his last appearance in a Test match against India at Christchurch in February 2020. By now, he has climbed up the batting order to occupy an opening slot alongside Tom Latham. He scored 30 and 55 in the two innings of a match that the hosts won by seven wickets. Batting first, India scored 242. New Zealand replied with 235. In their second knock, India were bundled out for 124, setting a target of 132 which New Zealand managed to chase down, losing just three wickets in the process. In six Test matches, Blundell has made 425 runs at an average of 47.22 with two tons, including his top score of 121.

ODI Career

Blundell played his first ODI against India at Hamilton in February 2020. He scored just nine, batting at number three in the order. Batting first, India piled up a score of 347/4. However, New Zealand managed to chase down the target, winning the match by four wickets. In the next match of the series against the same opposition at Auckland, which was his last appearance in an ODI, Blundell did a little better, scoring 22 in a match won by the Kiwis by an identical 22-run margin. In two ODI matches, Blundell has made 31 runs at 15.50 with the top score of 22.

T20I Career

Blundell played his first T20I against Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui in January 2017. Batting first, New Zealand scored 194/4. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 167/6. Blundell did not get to bat in the game. He made an unbeaten three runs in his next game, against Pakistan at the same venue a year later. However, Pakistan ended up winning that match by 18 runs. Blundell last appeared in a T20I match against Australia played in Sydney in February 2018. Batting at number six, he made 14 in a match that Australia won by 21 runs. In three T20I matches, Blundell has made 17 runs at an average of 17.00 with the top score of 14.

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