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Seifert aims to use WC snub as motivational tool

Seifert aims to use WC snub as motivational tool

WELLINGTON: Tim Seifert, the wicketkeeper, narrowly missed out on a place in the New Zealand squad for the forthcoming World Cup, with the uncapped Tom Blundell getting the nod instead.

The dashing batsman said that he was “gutted” at being left out, but at the same time noted he would use the snub as a tool of motivation to establish a place for himself in the 50-over format. His wicketkeeping counterpart, Blundell, is better known for his exploits in the longest format. The point can be evidenced by the fact that he averages 37.74 in first-class cricket compared to 23.84 in List A cricket. He also cracked a hundred on his Test against the West Indies in 2017. On the other hand, Seifert gave a glimpse of his pyrotechnics with a blazing 43-ball 84 against India in the first T20I in Wellington. On his part, Gary Stead, the New Zealand coach, indicated that Blundell’s ‘keeping skills helped him to win a place in the set-up.

Article source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/455444-seifert-aims-to-use-wc-snub-as-motivational-tool

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