<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NZC152.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-663430" alt="" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NZC152.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p>Wellington s Tom Blundell will make his Test debut in the BLACKCAPS first match of the summer against the West Indies this week. <p></p> <p></p>Blundell replaces <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bj-watling/">BJ Watling</a> in the side, who is unavailable to wicketkeep in the match due to a hip injury. Fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lockie-ferguson/">Lockie Ferguson</a> has also joined the squad to add depth to the seam bowling department. <p></p> <p></p>Selector Gavin Larsen said Blundell had shown a lot of improvement. <p></p> <p></p> Tom's worked hard on his game and we ve seen his wicketkeeping in particular really develop over the past 12 months, said Larsen. <p></p> <p></p> The chance to play his first Test at his home ground is going to be really special for him. <p></p> <p></p> BJ is still working his way back to full fitness and hopefully he gets some time with the gloves for Northern Districts soon. <p></p> <p></p>Larsen added that Ferguson has been in good form and bolstered up the fast bowling stocks. <p></p> <p></p> With Tim awaiting the birth of his child, his availability is still uncertain at this point, so Lockie helps keep our bases covered. <p></p> <p></p> Lockie s been in good form domestically and showed good signs for New Zealand A as well. His extra pace brings a slightly different dimension to the attack. <p></p> <p></p>The Test match at the Basin Reserve starts on Friday.