Stephen Fleming, who is currently poised as the Kiwi head coach for the on-going New Zealand tour of Pakistan hinted that his Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings could be eyeing Tim Seifert for the edition on the T20 tournament. Stephen Fleming has been leading the Chennai think tank for more than a decade, a brief spell at Pune included, on Wednesday said that the yellow brigade might look at Seifert.
This statement from the former New Zealand captain comes as Tim Seifert was declared the man of the series in the T20 contest between Pakistan and Kane Williamson’s side.
A Great Audition By Tim Seifert; Is He Worth The Risk?
What Stephen Fleming said during commentating-
“There is a team in yellow that might have a look at you as well. Not just Brendon McCullum’s team, there are other teams out there.”
Tim Seifert amassed 176 runs at an astounding average of 88 and strike rate saying a more than modest 139.68. His top score of an unbeaten 84 came at the Seddon Park in Hamilton where he helped the home team chase down 164 with four balls to spare.
It was his unbeaten 129-run stand with Kane Williamson that guided the Kiwis over the finishing line. Even in the opening T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland. Seifert made 57 runs before Shaheen Shah Afridi got him dismissed.
During the third T20 game where New Zealand lost by four wickets owing to a phenomenal show by Pakistan’s Rizwan Khan, Seifert scored 35 runs.
What more did Stephen Fleming say about the player?
Fleming’s comments include that Brendon McCullum for Tim has been a part of multiple T20 franchises. With the former batsman as a part of the coaching staff. In the Indian Premier League, the 26-year-old was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders, McCullum being a key anchor of the think tank.
The wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t get a game owing to the foreign spots. They are filled by the likes of Andre Russell, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, and occasionally by Tom Banton. However, he seems to be a great disciple of the Baz academy. In the Caribbean Premier League, Tim represented Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), with Brendon McCullum as the coach. He didn’t have the best of the tournaments but as mentioned the learning curve was the more stressed part.
Is Tim Seifert a good addition?
With Shane Watson retiring. MS Dhoni reaching his last appearances and the team being thrashed badly in the 2020 edition. Tim Seifert’s addition could be a booster Fleming’s CSK need.
After winning the player of the series, Seifert said,
“It is good to have a good series. The main thing is to get the series win,. unfortunately, we could nOT win today. gIVING credit to Pakistan, they played well to win thE game. It is T20, you get a couple of wickets. it is game on. I thought the surface became better with the dew coming in.”
“Our bowlers stuck to it nicely. We had a REALLY good T20 series against the West Indies. Then WE went into the Tests which was awesome to see AS WELL. hopefully, the red-ball lads can back it up NEXT. hOPEFULLY, THEY CAN do the same, very exciting for the Boxing Day Test. We are actually playing against Pakistan A in Hamilton SOON It is the Super Smash after that, WE ARE READY.”