Teams Played For
New Zealand, New Zealand U19, New Zealand XI, Northern Knights, New Zealand A
Pocket-sized dynamite who can hit the long ball, Tim Seifert’s transition from first-class cricket to international cricket has been pretty rapid. Having made his first-class debut for Otago against the Northern Districts in December 2014, Seifert hogged the limelight when he smashed the fastest T20 century in New Zealand’s domestic circuit. It was his 40 balls ton that made the selectors turn their heads towards the explosive right-handed wicket-keeper batsman.
His knock in the T20 encounter meant that he was also auditioned for the wicket-keeper’s slot in the national team along with Tom Blundell and Glenn Philips. When these two players failed to seize the opportunity, Seifert managed to break into the national side midway through the tri-series also involving Australia and England in early 2018. He announced his arrival in international cricket almost immediately with a quickfire knock.
Just a couple of years into domestic cricket, Seifert has been a good find for New Zealand cricket in recent times. Seifert was a wicket-keeper since his school days and owing to some impressive knocks in the domestic circuit, Seifert has included in the New Zealand A squad for the tour of India. He was the only bright spot for New Zealand A team as they were thrashed in the unofficial Tests.
Owing to his big-hitting prowess, Seifert was included in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad for the IPL in 2020 but didn’t manage to make the XI. He is a sensational striker with the ball but has been on a lean patch in the recent past. Given the abilities he possesses, Seifert can go on don the wicket-keeping gloves for New Zealand for a long time especially in the shorter formats.