NZ vs AFG Match Prediction and Pitch Report


New Zealand and Afghanistan will be playing the 40th match of the 2021 T20 World Cup on Sunday at 3:30 PM (IST). They will be playing this game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The live streaming of this match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. It is the last game for both the teams in the tournament. Afghanistan's last game was against India on 3rd November. Afghanistan lost the match by 66 runs after they failed to chase down the total put on board by the Indian team.

India made 210 runs for the loss of two wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Afghanistan could make only 144 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Rohit Sharma won the player of the match award for scoring 74 runs off 47 deliveries. New Zealand's previous game was against Namibia on 5th November in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.

It will be New Zealand's first match in Abu Dhabi. For Afghanistan, it will be the third match at this venue. Afghanistan previously played against Namibia and India here. This article contains today playing 11, live pitch report today match, today weather report, today's match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips & tricks. Please read this article until the end to know more about today's T20 World Cup match and tournament.

NZ vs AFG Head to Head

New Zealand and Afghanistan have not played a T20I against each other, and it will be the first between both teams. Hence, there is nothing present about AFG vs NZ head to head results.

NZ vs AFG Probable Playing 11 Today

New Zealand Playing 11 

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

Afghanistan Playing 11

Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan/Mujeeb Ur Rahman

NZ vs AFG Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batters: Martin Guptill, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway, Mohammad Shahzad
  • All-rounders: James Neesham, Mohammad Nabi
  • Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

You can pick Rashid Khan or Ish Sodhi as the captain of your T20 WC match. You can select Martin Guptill or Mohammad Shahzad as the vice-captain of today T20 match.

Pitch Report Today

The pitch in Abu Dhabi could pose plenty of challenges to the batters in this match. The slower bowlers could be particularly helpful to the team. So far, the pacers on this pitch have not been effective here, as spinners have been taking control.

Batters have found ways in the past to score runs, but they are going to have to scrap really hard and wait for their moment before they can accelerate the innings. In the event of a dew-heavy pitch, the team winning the toss will likely be incentivized to bowl first.

It is easier to score runs on this venue in the power-play overs because the pitch deteriorates during the course of the match. The average first innings score at this venue is 139, which means that most times, the team batting first doesn't score a lot of runs. The average second innings score on this ground is 127 — if a team bats first, they have a strong chance of winning.

Today’s Weather Report

The upcoming NZ vs AFG match will be played on 7th November at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The game will be played during the evening. The weather report mentions that the temperature of Abu Dhabi will be 32° during the day and 22° at night on 7th November. The sky is clear and will probably stay that way because there's no chance of rain coming. The humidity level will be around 30%. The cloud cover will be a little above 5%.

NZ vs AFG Today Cricket Match Prediction

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