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

  • date Oct 26, 2022
  • Start Time 15:30 IST / 10:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia
New Zealand NZ
Afghanistan AFG

NZ vs AFG Betting Tips

  • Opener Devon Conway hit 92 runs from 58 balls in the win over Australia and we are backing him to be New Zealand’s highest run scorer in this match. Trent Boult took 2-24 in Saturday’s fixture and he is our tip for New Zealand’s top wicket taker against Afghanistan.
  • Ibrahim Zadran top scored with a run a ball 32 against England and the number three batter is our pick for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. With the ball, Rashid Khan averages 14.23 in this format and he is a strong choice for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this game.
  • Both of New Zealand’s openers are in strong form and we recommend backing them to have the highest opening partnership.

NZ vs AFG Win Probability

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favourites to win

NZ vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2022

New Zealand face Afghanistan in Group 1 on Wednesday evening at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After beating Australia in their opening fixture, New Zealand are targeting their second win of the tournament. Afghanistan were beaten by England in their opening clash on Saturday. Read on as we preview Match 20 of the 2022 T20 World Cup. This Super 12 stage game begins at 19:00 local time in Melbourne.

New Zealand once again look like one of the most professional and strongest sides in this tournament. They will enjoy the conditions in Melbourne and we expect them to get another win in this match.

Afghanistan caused England a few problems in the second innings of the game on Saturday but were never really looking like winning the clash. They will need to play at their best is they are to challenge New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.

Live Streaming Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar

NZ vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

Fielding first has been the route to winning IT20s in Melbourne over recent games. It would be a surprise if either skipper chose to bat first in this match.

NZ vs AFG Pitch Report

With very long boundaries square of the wicket, expect to see plenty of short pitched bowling in this match. Any score of over 170 will be very hard to chase down.

Weather Report

There could be rain throughout the scheduled hours of this game in Melbourne. It will be extremely humid and cloudy from start to finish.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for New Zealand vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2022

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New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Experienced opener Martin Guptill was left out of the side in favour of the in-form Finn Allen ahead of Saturday's match against Australia with Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell and Adam Milne also on the sidelines. We predict that New Zealand will be unchanged for this game.

NZ Key Players

  • Devon Conway- the keeper-batter hit seven fours and two sixes against Australia and now averages a very impressive 57.38 from 26 innings.
  • Mitchell Santner- the spinner has developed himself into a useful lower order batter over recent years. He dismissed Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis and Tim David against Australia in their first game of T20 World Cup 2022.
  • Trent Boult- the left-arm fast bowler has been the leader of New Zealand’s bowling attack for many years. His best figures in IT20s are 4-34.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand have lost only one of their last five games in this format.

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New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

NZ vs AFG Prediction
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Match Prediction

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Although Afghanistan were beaten by England on Saturday, they still took five wickets and we do not expect any changes to their XI. That will mean another appearance for left-arm seamer Fareed Ahmed and Usman Ghani getting picked in the top four.

AFG Key Players

  • Ibrahim Zadran- the 20 year old top order batter averages 30.27 from 14 innings in this format. However, he averages 71 from his last five games.
  • Mohammad Nabi- the all-rounder captains the side and is a steady player with both bat and ball. He bowled Ben Stokes on Saturday but made only three runs with the ball.
  • Rashid Khan- the leg-spinner has a strike-rate of every 13.7 balls in IT20s. His best figures in this format are 5-3

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan are looking to avoid their fifth successive IT20 defeat in this game.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

NZ vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : W L W W W


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New Zealand vs Afghanistan Head to Head

New Zealand and Afghanistan met in the 2021 T20 World Cup in November in their first and only meeting in this format. New Zealand won the clash by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi.

NZ vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20's

  Matches Played NZ Won AFG Won Tie No Result
Overall 1 1 0 0 1
Last 5 1 1 0 0 1

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

The bookies have New Zealand as strong favourites ahead of this game. Although Afghanistan clearly have plenty of talent,

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Who will win New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 Match?

Afghanistan have some very exciting players with both bat and ball but lack the depth of quality across their team which New Zealand undoubtedly have.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
New Zealand1.171.181.2121.20
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NZ vs AFG Top Team Batsmen

Devon Conway, Kane Williamson and Finn Allen are our picks with the bat for New Zealand. Allen hit an impressive 42 runs from 16 balls against Australia.

We recommend Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai with the bat for Afghanistan. Zazai has hit scores over 50 on four occasions in IT20s.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Devon Conway (NZ)3.413.003.503.50
Kane Williamson (NZ)4.494.004.504.50
Finn Allen (NZ)5.615.004.004.00
Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)4.874.004.504.50
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4.954.254.504.50
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)5.284.505.005.00
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NZ vs AFG Top Team Bowlers

We are backing Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee as the key bowlers for New Zealand. Southee took an incredible 3-6 from only 2.1 overs against Australia on Saturday evening.

Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Fazalhaq Farooqi are our tips with the ball for Afghanistan. Farooqi got the big wicket of Jos Buttler at the Perth Stadium.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Trent Boult (NZ)2.553.603.603.60
Lockie Ferguson (NZ)2.744.004.004.00
Tim Southee (NZ)2.714.004.324.33
Rashid Khan (AFG)3.533.003.403.40
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)4.634.003.743.75
Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)5.204.504.504.50
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🏆 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Prediction

After losing to England, Afghanistan will be keen to put in a higher level performance against New Zealand. However, they have often struggled against the best teams in international tournaments. New Zealand played very well against Australia and we are predicting another win in this match.

Posted On 25th October 2022 12:50:00 PM
Posted by Kavin

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