New Zealand vs Afghanistan will play in the 21st match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
The Kiwis have started their campaign with a bang after beating Australia in their opening game by 89 runs. They were perfect with both bat and ball.
Batting first, Finn Allen gave them a dream start in the powerplay by scoring 42 runs off just 16 balls. In the middle overs, Devon Conway played brilliantly and scored an unbeaten 92 off just 58 balls and posted a total of 200.
With the ball, their bowlers were spot on and bowled out the Aussies for just 111 runs. Tim Southee and Mitch Santner were the pick from the bowlers and picked up 3 wickets each. Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi also bowled very well and picked up 2 and 1 wickets respectively.
Afghanistan had to face defeat in their first game against England and will hope for a better performance by their batting unit.
Their batters looked very poor and managed to post a total of just 112 in their 20 overs. Usman Ghani and Ibrahim Zadran were the top scorers and scored 30 and 32 runs respectively.
With the ball, their bowlers bowled decently but did not have much on the board to defend. All of their 5 bowlers bowled very well and picked up a wicket each. It is a must-win game for them.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Match Details
NZ vs AFG, 21st Match, ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Date: 26th October, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM IST.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
NZ vs AFG Pitch Report 2022
Average 1st Innings score: 140
Average 2nd innings score: 129
(The average score based on the overall T20I matches played on the ground so far)
The pitch is a good batting track with even pace and bounce but the long square boundaries on both sides make batting a little difficult. Spinners can be differential picks on this surface.
NZ vs AFG Weather Report
There is 80% chance of rain during the game and the overs are likely to be reduced but the weather can change anytime in Australia.
NZ vs AFG Live Streaming
The live streaming of the New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 21st match will be available on the Star Sports Network and will also be available on the Hotstar App.
You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 21st match between NZ vs AFG by clicking here NZ vs AFG Live Score.
NZ vs AFG Head to Head
Matches Played: 1
NZ Won: 1
AFG Won: 0
No Result: 0
New Zealand vs Afghanistan recent form
Most recent first
Team News (NZ vs AFG)
- They are expected to go with the same playing 11.
- They are also likely to go with the same playing 11.
NZ vs AFG Probable Playing 11
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
|Mohammad Nabi (C)
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Top picks and Player Stats (NZ vs AFG Match)
New Zealand Player Stats
(1 M, 92 R, 92 A)
He is a very talented player and is known for his consistency. Conway was outstanding in the last game and scored 92* runs and is a very good option for C and VC in NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction.
(1 M, 23 R, 23 A)
He is one of the best and most experienced player on the team. Williamson batted decently and scored 23 runs in the last game.
(1 M, 42 R, 42 A)
Allen will open the innings and is known for his attacking play. He was excellent at the top in the last game and scored 42 runs off just 16 balls.
(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)
Boult will be their main pacer and will bowl in powerplay and death. He bowled very well in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.
(1 M, 4 O, 3 W)
He is a vastly experienced pacer and will accompany boult. Southee also bowled brilliantly in the last game and picked up 3 wickets.
(1 M, 12 R, 12 A)
Phillips will bat in the middle-order. He managed to score only 12 runs in the last game but is a quality player.
(1 M, 3 O, 1 W)
Ferguson is known for his pace. He bowled very well in the last game and picked up 1 wicket.
Afghanistan Player Stats:
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a world class bowler and needs no introduction. Khan bowled very well in the last game and picked up 1 wicket and is another very good choice for C and VC in NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team.
(1 M, 3 R, 3 A+ 3 O, 1 W)
He will contribute with both bat and ball and is a very experienced player. Nabi picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
(1 M, 10 R, 10 A)
He is a very talented batter and will also keep behind the stumps. Gurbaz scored only 10 runs in the last game but is a very talented player.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a left-arm fast bowler and will bowl in powerplay and death. Farooqi bowled very well and picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman:
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is another quality spinner on the team and will bowl in powerplay. Rahman also bowled very well and picked up 1 wicket.
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction
NZ vs AFG 2022 Dream11 Prediction for Small Leagues:
Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 21st match of the T20 World Cup NZ vs AFG
- You can pick Ish Sodhi in place of M Santner.
- R Khan is also a very good choice for C and VC.
Captain and Vice-Captain (NZ vs AFG 2022)
- Devon Conway
- Rashid Khan
- Kane Williamson
- Trent Boult
- Tim Southee
- Finn Allen (differential)
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.