NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 40th match between New Zealand and Afghanistan of ICC T20 World Cup, 2021.
NZ vs AFG 40th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Preview:
The 40th match of the ICC T20 World Cup, 2021, will be played between New Zealand and Afghanistan at the venue of Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
Both sides are aiming to confirm their spot in the semi-finals, and this will be a must-win match for them. After losing their first match to Pakistan, New Zealand did extremely well to win their next three matches and will be confident of beating Afghanistan in this match. They are at the second spot in the Group 2 standings with 6 points. There are still some concerns with their batting and it needs to be addressed.
Winning might not enough for Afghanistan. They must win this match by a huge margin to keep themselves in contention, with India expected to beat Namibia in the last Super 12 fixture. They lost badly India in their previous match by 66 runs. The Afghan bowlers were all over the place and didn’t bowl up to the expectations. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they are at the fourth spot in the Group 2 standings with 4 points.
NZ vs AFG 40th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Details:
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time: 7th Nov, at 03:30 PM IST
Live Score: CricketAddictor
NZ vs AFG 40th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Pitch Report:
The Pitch of Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium has a good batting surface while providing help to pacers but there is not much help for the spinners. The team batting first has put up huge scores on the board in the last 3 matches and won the game quite comfortably in the end.
NZ vs AFG 40th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Probable Playing XIs:
NZ: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
AFG: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan
Top Picks for NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Martin Guptill is the major contributor of runs for New Zealand in this World Cup. The New Zealand opener has scored 148 runs in 4 matches at an average of 37, with a strike rate of 133.33.
Kane Williamson has decent form in an opening couple of matches of the tournament. The Kiwi skipper has contributed with 86 runs in 4 matches and looks set for another good knock in this clash.
James Neesham played a rescue act in the last game against Namibia. He scored unbeaten 35 runs from 23 balls, which turned out to be a match-winning one. He has even picked up a wicket as well.
Trent Boult always tends to deliver in ICC events. He is the pick of the bowlers from New Zealand in this World Cup, with 8 wickets in 4 matches at an economy of 6.25.
Ish Sodhi has been the most impressive spinner in this T20 World Cup thus far. Sodhi has taken 7 wickets for his 4 appearances at fewer than 7.5 runs per over.
Hazratullah Zazai is a strong lad who can hit the ball hard if it’s in his zone. He has accumulated 90 runs in 4 matches in this tournament, at an average of 22.5 and a strike rate of 116.88.
Mohammad Nabi has scored the most runs for Afghanistan in this World Cup. He has mustered 113 runs at an average of 113, with a strike rate of 132.94. The Afghan skipper picked up a wicket as well.
Rashid Khan went wicketless in the last match against India, but overall in this World Cup, he has scalped 7 wickets at an economy of 5.93.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a handy number 3 batter for Afghanistan. He has accumulated 79 runs in 4 matches in this tournament, at an average of 19.75 and a strike rate of 127.41.
NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:
|Player||Statistics (Last 5 matches)||Dream11 Points|
|Martin Guptill||192 runs||69, 24, 55, 129, 33|
||86 runs||2, 33, 44, 2, 36|
|Trent Boult||10 wickets||72, 37, 95, 62, 66|
|Hazratullah Zazai||118 runs||63, 2, 49, 20|
|Mohammad Nabi||115 runs + 2 wickets||47, 17, 81, 61, 55|
|Rashid Khan||7 wickets||6, 150, 64, 43, 4|
NZ vs AFG Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson
Vice-Captain – Trent Boult, Mohammad Nabi
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen- Martin Guptill (c), Daryl Mitchell, Hazratullah Zazai
All-Rounders- Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Jimmy Neesham
Bowlers- Trent Boult(vc), Ish Sodhi, Rashid Khan, Tim Southee
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team:
Wicketkeeper- Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen- Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Najibullah Zadran, Glenn Phillips
All-Rounders- Mohammad Nabi (vc), Mitchell Santner
Bowlers- Hamid Hassan, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Rashid Khan
NZ vs AFG 40th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Probable Winner:
New Zealand is expected to win this match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.