The Former captain of New Zealand and wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum has reckon the next big thing in the New Zealand Cricket is “Tim Seifert” who is also the flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman like Brendon McCullum. Earlier this year Tim Seifert has great series against team India in January 2020 where he scored 43-ball 84 runs which include 6 sixes and 7 fours in the first T20 game and in the 3rd T20 game he again scored 25-ball 43 with 2 fours and 4 sixes which gives the brief look about the exciting talent for Kiwis team in the coming decade.
After this series Tim Seifert has been the part of two T-20 leagues Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where he helped his team Trinbago Knight Riders to become champions. Although he didn’t get the game to perform in a tournament IPL where he was the part of Kolkata knight riders franchise whom Brendon McCullum head coach is also and when asked about Tim Seifert, McCullum says
“He’s in for a breakout season for the Black Caps. I think he’s a special talent to be honest. Just seeing how quickly someone can improve and develop some skills, and his attitude and how much he wants it in this game is something to behold. His best days are certainly in front of him”.
Brendon McCullum – Seifert is a Quality-Cricketer and is quite ahead of his time
So far Tim Seifert has played 24 T20Is and 3 ODIs for New Zealand in which he has strike rate over 140 and looking to be the regular batsman for his team in the white-ball and red-ball cricket in the upcoming tours and series. McCullum further added I think Seifert is more better batsman then me when I was at his age. However, both are the right-hander batsman and being part of tournaments like IPL and CPL for the same franchise.
“His game is very similar to mine. I think he’s ahead of where I was as a batter at the same time, from a wicket-keeping point of view he’s really improved in a short space of time. I’ve had the pleasure over the last six or nine months being able to help him out with his wicket keeping and also his batting”. McCullum says
In the upcoming series against West Indies, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Tim Seifert will be the another crucial factor for New Zealand batting line-up in the limited overs cricket and if he perform well he can even cement his place in the red-ball cricket for New Zealand team. Tim Seifert in 47 first-class games has score 2686 runs at an average of 36.29 which include 5 centuries and 13 half-centuries with 117 stumpings and 6 catches. While in the List-A career Tim Seifert has score 810 runs in 38 games at an average of 23.82 which include 1 century and 5 half-centuries with 53 catches and 5 stumpings.