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Not Worried About World Cup Selection, Admits Tim Seifert

Tim Seifert, India vs New Zealand 2019
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Tim Seifert, New Zealand’s hero from the first T20I against Indian National Cricket team, admitted that he is not overthinking about the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales.

Meanwhile, the 43-ball 84 runs knock which included seven fours and six sixes, grabbed eyeballs of all the cricketing fans. Moreover, the runs have come at a crucial time for him, when New Zealand are exploring their wicketkeeping options for the World Cup.

Not worried with World Cup spot

Tim Seifert made his ODI debut in January when New Zealand rested regular keeper Tom Latham for the home series against Sri Lanka. He got to bat twice in the three ODIs, coming to bat in the 45th over on both occasions and contributing 22 off 17 and 11 off 10 in two 300-plus totals. However, once Latham returned he was out of the team once again. While some have raised a claim of having a reserve wicket-keeper in the side, Seifert didn’t seem not too perturbed with it.

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In addition to, Tim Seifert admitted that it would be a dream come true moment for him if he gets a call. But if not, the young cricketer revealed that there is more to work on and look forward to the next one.

I just go out, do what I do, and hey, if that gets me over the line, brilliant, you know, but still being young, you know, [I’ve] still got time on my side,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, I want to be at this World Cup, but if I get there, fantastic, it’s a dream come true, but if it’s not then there are things to work on and get to the next one,” he said after the match.

YouTubed McCullum’s videos

When Tim Seifert got to know that he will open in the first T20I in Wellington, he went and looked up videos. However, he didn’t watch his videos or those of India’s bowlers instead he searched for former Kiwi cricketer Brendon McCullum’s videos.

Not Worried About World Cup Selection, Admits Tim Seifert
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Kinda funny when I got told that I’ll be opening the innings,” Seifert told Star Sports. “I YouTubed Brendon McCullum and watched some of his innings,” he added.

Tim Seifert will look to continue the same blistering form as his childhood hero McCullum in the next two fixtures on February 8th and 10th.

Ankush Das

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