Looking to find his feet in international cricket, Black Caps T20 wicketkeeper Tim Seifert is being mentored by one of New Zealand's best, seeking out advice from former captain Brendon McCullum.
As 25-year-old Seifert has showcased his explosive batting in his short time in the Black Caps' T20 side, the Northern Districts keeper is in the side first and foremost as a wicketkeeper.
What's more, with the likes of Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham and Tom Blundell all offering competition heading into this year's T20 World Cup in Australia, Seifert knows the value of his work behind the stumps.
Speaking to media in Auckland today though, Seifert revealed that he's been working with McCullum over the past 12 months, in an effort to raise himself to the standard of being an international keeper.
"I've been really happy with it," Seifert says.
"When I first came in, I was probably not where I wanted it to be. But over the last 12 months I've thought it's been really well.
"[It's] good having Ronchs [Luke Ronchi] on board, but also [I'm] working with Brendon McCullum.
"A few sessions with him, [and] I think my keeping's going good at the moment."
Not content with just his keeping, Seifert is also taking batting tips from McCullum, a dangerous prospect for any international bowler squaring off against the Kiwi keeper.
"We have had a few batting sessions as well. But it's just there to help me as a mentor.
"No matter if it's batting or keeping, it's just great advice from him in different situations that you can face."