Tim Seifert (born 14 December 1994) is a New Zealand international cricketer. He was part of New Zealand's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in February 2018.[1]

Tim Seifert
Personal information
Full name
Tim Louis Seifert
Born (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 29)
Whanganui, New Zealand
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 195)3 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI8 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.43
T20I debut (cap 78)13 February 2018 v England
Last T20I20 April 2024 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no.43
Domestic team information
2014/15–Northern Districts
2020Trinbago Knight Riders
2021Kolkata Knight Riders
2022Delhi Capitals
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 3 61 66 59
Runs scored 33 1,291 3,389 1,489
Batting average 16.50 25.31 31.09 28.09
100s/50s 0/0 0/9 6/17 3/7
Top score 22 88 167* 104
Catches/stumpings 7/1 35/8 175/16 76/9
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 January 2024

Domestic and T20 franchise career


In December 2017, Seifert scored the fastest century in a domestic Twenty20 match in New Zealand, batting for Northern Districts against Auckland in the 2017–18 Super Smash.[2] He made 100 runs off 40 deliveries.[3]

He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season for Northern Districts, with 703 runs in nine matches.[4] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Northern Districts for the 2018–19 season.[5]

In July 2020, he was named in the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[6][7] In October 2020, he replaced the injured Ali Khan in the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), but did not play a match during the competition.[8] Seifert was retained in the Kolkata squad for the following season's IPL but did not play before the suspension of the league in May during the COVID-19 pandemic. His departure from India was delayed after he tested positive for the virus.[9][10]

In February 2022, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.[11] In July 2022, he was signed by the Dambulla Giants for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.[12]

International career


In February 2018, Seifert was added to New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2017–18 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series,[13] making his debut for New Zealand against England on 13 February 2018.[14] In December 2018, he was named in New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka,[15] going on to make his ODI debut during the series in January 2019.[16]

In August 2021, Seifert was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[17]

In August 2023, Seifert was selected for New Zealand's T20I tour of the UAE[18] and the T20I leg of New Zealand's tour of England.[19]

In Feb 2024, Seifert came in as wicket keeper to replace the injured Conway, against Australia, in the 3rd T20I.


  1. ^ "Tim Seifert". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Tim Seifert scores fastest NZ domestic Twenty20 ton against Auckland Aces in Super Smash". Stuff. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Cricket: Northern Districts batsman Tim Seifert blasts record Twenty20 century". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Plunket Shield, 2017/18 - Northern Districts: Batting and bowling averages". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Tim Seifert replaced American fast bowler Ali Khan at IPL franchise KKR". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  9. ^ "KKR's Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid-19, to be treated in Chennai before flying home". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Kolkata Knight Riders' Tim Seifert tests positive for Covid, misses flight back to New Zealand". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  11. ^ "IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  12. ^ "LPL 2022 draft: Kandy Falcons sign Hasaranga; Rajapaksa to turn out for Dambulla Giants". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Chapman, Seifert set for New Zealand debuts". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  14. ^ "4th Match (N), Twenty20 Tri Series at Wellington, Feb 13 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  15. ^ "James Neesham and Doug Bracewell return to New Zealand ODI side". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  16. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, Jan 3 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Black Caps announce Twenty20 World Cup squad, two debutants for leadup tours with stars absent". Stuff. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  18. ^ "New Zealand tour of the UAE". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2023.
  19. ^ "New Zealand tour of England". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2023.