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Cricket Match Predictions: ICC T20 World Cup 2021 - New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 40th Match, Super 12 Group 2 : 7th Nov

New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell celebrates with teammates
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell celebrates with teammates
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The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 40th Match, Super 12 Group 2 will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

LIVE SCORES - New Zealand vs Afghanistan, 40th Match

The equation for New Zealand is a simple one: win and qualify for the semis.

New Zealand are placed at the 2nd spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 points table with 3 wins and one loss from their 4 matches of the Super 12 stage. The team has 6 points.

Martin Guptill is the top run-scorer for New Zealand with 148 runs at a strike rate of 133. He has struck 13 fours and 8 sixes. Daryl Mitchell has also made 108 runs at a strike rate of 133.

Trent Boult has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 6.25.

Afghanistan are placed at the 4th spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 points table with 2 wins and 2 losses from their 4 matches of the Super 12 stage. The team has 4 points.

Mohammad Nabi is the top run-scorer for Afghanistan with 113 runs at a strike rate of 132. He has struck 14 fours and 2 sixes. Najibullah Zadran has also made 99 runs at a strike rate of 125.

Rashid Khan has been the best bowler for Afghanistan and has picked up 7 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 5.93.

 

Squads:

New Zealand - Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Martin Guptill, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Afghanistan - Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmed

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - New Zealand

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Player of the Match –  Ish Sodhi

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 170+, Afghanistan 160+

 Match Handicap New Zealand

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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