Published on: November 7, 2021
New Zealand will face Afghanistan in the 40th match of the 2021 T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This game will be played as part of the second group encounter in the Super 12 round of the ICC event. The game will start at 3:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM local time.
The game between New Zealand and Afghanistan on Sunday is also very important for India. This will determine whether they will stay alive in the 2021 T20 World Cup or will be eliminated. Afghanistan needs to beat New Zealand in the game, but India defeated Namibia by a narrow margin to have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals.
If the New Zealand team wins the game, they will enter the semi-finals because they will score 8 points and Afghanistan will score 4 points. Even if India defeated Namibia in the last Super 12 game, they could only end with 6 points at most. Therefore, in a sense, the game between New Zealand and Afghanistan is a life-and-death game for India.
The New Zealander defeated Namibia by 52 points in the last game. However, they fell to 81 to 4 with bats. In the game against Scotland, they also did not achieve a convincing victory. Spinning mills in Afghanistan may cause trouble for New Zealand. Although Rashid Khan will be the key, they also eagerly hope that Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be healthy. If Afghanistan can win in some way, they will compete with India and New Zealand for a seat in the semifinals.
Eleven predicted by New Zealand: Martin Guptier, Darryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devin Conway (week), Glenn Phillips, James Nye Sham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Sossey, Ish Sody, Trent Bolt
Eleven people predicted by Afghanistan: Hazratulazazai, Mohamed Shahzad (week), Rahmanura Gurbaz, Mohamed Nabi (c), Najib Razadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Navinhak, Hamid Hasan
The best fantasy choice for the conflict between New Zealand and Afghanistan: Martin Guptier, Trent Bolt, Ish Sodi, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Mohamed Shazad
——Renning Wilburn Albert