Ranking top 10 wicket-keeper batters at the moment

Ranking top 10 wicket-keeper batters at the moment

Wicket-keeping can be a thankless job, but one needs to put in the hard yards to excel.

9. Tom Blundell (New Zealand)

Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell of New Zealand acknowledges the crowd at the end of the innings after reaching his maiden Test century. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Tom Blundell is one of the few non-Asian batters who play spin well. He has many varieties of sweeps in his repertoire. He joined the Blackcaps as a replacement for the injured Luke Ronchi in 2017. He was in the eyes of the Kiwi selectors since the 2010 Under-19 World Cup. He stunned everyone in the 2015-16 domestic season where he scored more than 1000 runs.

In 14 Tests Blundell has scored 606 runs which include two centuries. He hasn’t played much white-ball cricket at the international level but he is very highly rated by the cricket experts. He looks very promising and has played some quality knocks for his team in Test cricket. His numbers in first-class cricket are just brilliant.

The 31-year old has 28 dismissals to his name in Test cricket in which there are 27 catches and one stumping. He scored a Test hundred in his debut against the West Indies in his home ground, Wellington. He looks very decent when he bats and his basics are very strong while keeping the wickets. He is an orthodox traditional wicket-keeper.

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