New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup Match Prediction

  • Nov 07, 2021
  • 15:30 IST / 10:00 GMT
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2021-11-07 15:30 Match starts in -2261116 secs
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan
125/2 (18.1)
8/124 (20.0)
New Zealand win by 8 wickets
Betting Tips
  • Martin Guptill could not follow up his 93 against Scotland with another big score in the win over Namibia on Friday but he is our tip for New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Trent Boult now has 8 wickets in the tournament and is well worth backing as New Zealand’s top wicket taker against Afghanistan.
  • Mohammad Shahzad made a duck against India but we expect him to be back in the runs in this fixture. The keeper-batter is our recommendation for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. Leg-spinner Rashid Khan had a game to forget against India and went wicketless for the first time in the tournament. However, he is a class act and is a strong choice for their top wicket taker in this game.
  • New Zealand’s openers will look to be dominant from ball one in this game and we are backing Martin Guptill to take the Player of The Match Award.

NZ vs AFG
Chance of Winning

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AFG

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favorites to win

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021

New Zealand and Afghanistan go head to head on Sunday afternoon at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. This is the final Super 12 stage game for both sides with New Zealand knowing that a victory for them will guarantee them passage to the semi-finals. Afghanistan need a big win and to end the group stage with a better net-run-rate than India if they are to progress. This match begins at 14:00 local time.

New Zealand have not been as explosive as Pakistan or as clinical as England but have quietly got the job done in all of their games bar their opener. They know that a win in this game is all that is required to make the last four.

Afghanistan entertained cricket fans across the globe in their opening games of the Super 12s but were brought back down to earth with a bump against India. However, we expect to see them attacking from the first ball in this match.

NZ vs AFG T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in New Zealand, Afghanistan, India, Afghanistan and Nepal. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.

T20 World Cup Live Streaming:Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

NZ vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

Afghanistan have looked at their best when batting first in this tournament. Whoever wins the toss, we expect to see New Zealand in the field for the first half of the game.

NZ vs AFG Match Pitch Report

Wanindu Hasaranga took 2-19 on this pitch on Thursday and we expect Rashid Khan to also enjoy the surface in this match. However, there are plenty of runs available for batters with a par score 165+.

Weather Report

Sunny conditions with the temperature above 30 degrees throughout the match in Abu Dhabi.

Read on for team previews, cricket betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2021

NZ vs AFG Prediction

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

It would be a big surprise if Adam Milne retains his spot in the team for this crucial match. The pace bowler was the most expensive of all six New Zealand bowlers used on Friday and the only one to go wicketless. We expect Kyle Jamieson to replace Milne in the side.

NZ Key Players

  • Martin Guptill- the 35 year old opener has been playing international cricket since 2009 and has passed 50 in IT20s on 20 occasions.
  • Tim Southee- the fast swing bowler had picked up 1 wicket in each of the opening three game but picked up the big wickets of Zane Green and David Wiese against Namibia.
  • Trent Boult- the opening bowler has been New Zealand’s most consistent wicket taker during this T20 World Cup and finished with 2-20 on Friday.

NZ Team Form

The Black Caps have won their last three games in the competition and have rarely looked like losing any of those matches.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Pace bowler Hamid Hassan had a dream first game of the tournament against Namibia taking 3-9 but he suffered against India and conceded 34 runs without taking a wicket. We expect spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman to be fit for this game and to replace Hassan in the side.

AFG Key Players

  • Mohammad Shahzad- the keeper-batter has hit 75 sixes in 69 IT20s but got a duck against India on Wednesday. We expect to see him contribute with the bat and the gloves in this match.
  • Karim Janat- the bowling all-rounder was one of the few Afghanistan players to emerge from the India match with credit. He hit an unbeaten 42 after earlier dismissing Rohit Sharma in his only over.
  • Rashid Khan- the leg-spinner was expensive against India with the top class batsmen taking the attack to him. He will be keen to return at his best in this match.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan have lost two of their last three games in the tournament but are still alive and have a chance to reach the semi-final.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najbullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq

NZ vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : W W W L L

AFG : L W L W W

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between the sides in an IT20 fixture.

NZ vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NZ Won AFG Won Tie No Result
0 0 0 0 0

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

New Zealand are strong favourites to win this inaugural IT20 between the nations.

Who will win New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 Match?

There have been some cameo attacking innings from both sides with Martin Guptill the only player on show who has hit a big score in the tournament.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
New Zealand1.441.401.3981.40
Afghanistan2.743.003.0163.00

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan Top Team Batsmen

We are backing Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell with the bat for New Zealand. Apart from one duck, Williamson has been a consistent run maker in the tournament.

Hazratullah Zazai, Ramanullah Gurbaz and Mohammad Shahzad are our batting tips for Afghanistan. Gurbaz has threatened to make a big score each time he has come to the crease and this could be his moment.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Martin Guptill (NZ)3.653.603.243.25
Kane Williamson (NZ)3.403.254.004.00
Daryl Mitchell (NZ)4.504.334.504.50
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)3.853.753.743.75
Ramanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4.104.004.004.00
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)3.853.754.504.50

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan Top Team Bowlers

We recommend Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee with the ball for New Zealand. Boult and Southee have been particularly consistent in this tournament.

For Afghanistan, we are backing Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Naveen ul-Haq. If the spinners play together then they could well cause New Zealand plenty of problems.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetwaybet365
Trent Boult (NZ)4.204.253.60
Ish Sodhi (NZ)4.104.004.00
Tim Southee (NZ)4.604.504.50
Rashid Khan (AFG)3.153.202.37
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)4.204.253.75
Naveen ul-Haq (AFG)5.105.004.33

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan Prediction

This should be a cracking encounter between two sides who are a game away from reaching the semi-finals. New Zealand may be the more cautious of the sides as they purely need a victory whereas Afghanistan need to win and give a boost to their net run rate. We are predicting a victory for New Zealand in a close game.

Final Verdict

New Zealand are favourites to beat Afghanistan at odds of 1.44

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Mohammad Shahzad (9), Devon Conway (9) and Ramanullah Gurbaz (8.5) will be our wicket-keepers. All three have been strong attacking batters in the tournament.

  • Batsmen

    Martin Guptill (9.5), Hazmatullah Zazai (9) and Daryl Mitchell (8.5) are our batsmen. Guptill and Mitchell have become a very useful IT20 opening pair.

  • All-rounders

    Jimmy Neesham (9) will be our all-rounder. The New Zealander hit 35 not-out and took 1-6 as well claiming the Player of The Match Award against Namibia.

  • Bowlers

    Trent Boult (9.5), Rashid Khan (9.5), Tim Southee (9) and Mujeeb Ur Rahman (9) are our bowlers. All four have produced excellent figures during the majority of their performances in the competition.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Trent Boult will be captain, Martin Guptill his deputy

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Martin Guptill(vc), Hazmatullah Zazai, Daryl Mitchell

  • All Rounder:Jimmy Neesham

  • Wicket Keeper:Mohammad Shahzad, Devon Conway, Ramanullah Gurbaz

  • Bowler:Trent Boult(c), Tim Southee, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Posted On 6th November 2021 01:39:11
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