NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction | Playing 11 | T20 World Cup 2021

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New Zealand and Afghanistan will play in the 40th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. We will cover NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.

New Zealand:

New Zealand has won three consecutive matches and has moved to the 2nd position on Group 2’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup points table.

After a brilliant inning in the 3rd match, Guptill batted slowly in the previous game, and D Mitchell also got out early. In the middle, Williamson performed sensibly, but D Conway has struggled to score runs in the tournament. In the end, Phillips and Neesham played aggressively and gave New Zealand a good finish.

The bowlers performed relatively well compared to their past performance. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, and Tim Southee have picked most of the wickets for the team in this tournament. Santner and Neesham got one wicket each in the last game.

New Zealand needs to win this match against Afghanistan to qualify for the Semi-Finals.


Afghanistan won two out of the four matches and is currently at the 4th position on Group 2’s ICC T20 World Cup points table.

Hazratullah Zazai and Shahzad provided a good start in two matches but failed in the remaining two games. Gurbaz and Naib have struggled with the bat in the middle, and N Zadran has played well in one game. Skipper Nabi has scored runs consistently, and Karim Janat scored 42* runs in the last match.

The team’s main strength has been the bowling attack, which went for many runs in the last game. Rashid Khan went wicketless for the first time in the tournament, but Gulbadin Naib and Karim Janat managed to pick up a wicket.

Afghanistan can qualify for the Semi-Finals if they win by a significant margin against New Zealand.

NZ vs AFG Match Details

New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Match 40, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021.

Date: 7th November 2021.

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Weather Forecast

The weather might be a little hotter in the afternoon.

NZ vs AFG Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 137

Average second innings score: 122

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(The average score is based on eleven matches played here at this venue in this tournament)

The pitch has provided some high-scoring games recently, and the batters have enjoyed batting here. The bowlers need to put some extra effort to pick up wickets. New Zealand is likely to choose to bat if they win the toss.

(The chasing team won seven of the eleven matches played at this venue so far in ICC T20 WC 2021)

NZ vs AFG Head-to-head

Total Matches Played:  0

NZ Won: 0

AFG Won: 0

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

New Zealand vs Afghanistan recent form

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NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team News


  • New Zealand would not like to change its winning combination.


  • If Mujeeb Ur Rahman is fit, he might replace Sharafuddin Ashraf in the playing 11.

NZ vs AFG Probable Playing 11

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway (Wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult


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 Dream11 Team

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson:

(4 M, 86 R, 28.66 A)

Skipper Williamson is yet to play a big inning in the tournament and scored 28 runs in the last match. He is very good Captain choice in NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team.

Martin Guptill:

(4 M, 148 R, 37 A)

Guptill has performed decently so far and scores 18 runs in the last match.

Trent Boult:

(4 M, 15.4 O, 8 W)

Boult has been relentless in picking up wickets and got two in the last game and is also an excellent Captaincy choice in NZ vs. AFG Dream11 Team.

Daryl Mitchell:

(4 M, 108 R, 27 A)

Micthell played brilliantly in one of the innings but has struggled in the other matches. He scored 19 runs in the last game.

Tim Southee:

(4 M, 16 O, 5 W)

Southee has been the most economical bowler in the tournament and picked up two wickets in the previous match.

Ish Sodhi:

(4 M, 16 O, 7 W)

Sodhi is a leg-break bowler and has picked up many wickets in the tournament and got one in the last match.


Rashid Khan:

(4 M, 14.2 O, 7 W)

Rashid Khan is one of the top bowlers in T20Is but went wicketless in the last game.

Mohammad Nabi:

(4 M, 113 R, 113 A + 8 O, 1 W)

Skipper Nabi is the highest run-scorer for the team and scored 35 runs in the last game.

Hazratullah Zazai:

(4 M, 92 R, 23 A)

Zazai is a good batsman but has failed to maintain consistency and scored only 13 runs in the last match.

Mohammad Shahzad:

(4 M, 75 R, 18.75 A)

Shahzad is in good form and scored 45 runs from 33 balls in the previous game.

Naveen ul Haq:

(4 M, 13 O, 5 W)

Naveen Ul Haq conceded 59 runs in the last match and went wicketless, but he is a consistent wicket-taker.

Hamid Hassan:

(2 M, 8 O, 3 W)

Hassan consistently bowls at a speed of over 140Kmph but was unlucky to go wicketless in the last game.

Trump Card pick for NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team

Najibullah Zadran:

(4 M, 99 R, 24.75 A)

Najibullah is a brilliant batsman in the middle order but scored only 11 runs in the last game.

Jimmy Neesham:

(3 M, 46 R, 46 A + 4 O, 1 W)

Neesham is an all-rounder and batted brilliantly, scoring 35 runs from 23 balls and picking up a wicket.

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

R Gurbaz

M Guptill, K Williamson (C), D Mitchell

M Nabi, G Naib

Tim Southee, T Boult (Vc), Ish Sodhi, A Milne, Rashid Khan

NZ vs AFG Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • If Afghanistan bowl first then Naveen ul Haq is also a good pick.
  • You can get my final team on Telegram. Join Now > CricGram Telegram

Captain and Vice-Captain (NZ vs AFG Today Match Prediction)

  • Kane Williamson
  • Mohammed Nabi
  • M Guptill
  • Trent Boult
  • Ish Sodhi

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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.

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