Revealed on: Nov 07, 2021
New Zealand will tackle Afghanistan in match quantity 40 of the T20 World Cup 2021 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The sport shall be performed as a part of the Group 2 encounters within the Tremendous 12 spherical of the ICC occasion. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST and a pair of:00 PM native time.
The sport between New Zealand and Afghanistan on Sunday shall be vastly essential for India as effectively. It’s going to determine whether or not they keep alive within the T20 World Cup 2021 or shall be dumped out. Afghanistan might want to beat New Zealand within the match however by a slender margin for India to have an opportunity of qualifying for the semis by beating Namibia by a snug margin.
In case, New Zealand wins the match, they are going to be via to the semis as they may end eight factors and Afghanistan with 4. Even when India beat Namibia of their final Tremendous 12 match, they’ll solely finish with a most of six factors. So in a manner the New Zealand vs Afghanistan tie is a do-or-die encounter for India.
The Kiwis acquired the higher of Namibia by 52 runs of their earlier recreation. Nevertheless, that they had stumbled to 81 for 4 with the bat. Within the match in opposition to Scotland as effectively, they didn’t register a convincing win. Afghanistan may bother New Zealand with their spinners. Whereas Rashid Khan can be the important thing, they’d be determined for Mujeeb Ur Rahman to be match as effectively. If Afghanistan can by some means pull off a win by a good margin, they’d keep in rivalry for a spot within the semis together with India and New Zealand.
New Zealand’s predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Afghanistan’s predicted XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan
High fantasy picks for New Zealand vs Afghanistan conflict: Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Shahzad
–Renin Wilben Albert