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NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match between New Zealand and Afghanistan. They will play against each other for the first time in this tournament.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Details:

The 40th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will see New Zealand facing off against Afghanistan on 7th November at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40  Preview:

This match will be played between the two teams of Group 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. New Zealand will be facing off against Afghanistan for the first time in the fortieth match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

New Zealand have won 3 of their 4 matches so far in this tournament and is currently placed at the second position on the points table. On the other hand, Afghanistan have won 2 of their recent 4 matches so far and is standing at the fourth spot on the points table.

New Zealand last played against Namibia at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium where they won the game by 52 runs. Against New Zealand’s 163 runs, Namibia could put up only 111 runs.

On the other hand, Afghanistan last played against India at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium where they lost the game by 62 runs. Against India’s 210 runs, Afghanistan managed to put 144 runs.

Both teams will play their first game against each other in this format.

It is a do-or-die game not only for these two sides taking part, but the outcome will also impact India. For New Zealand, it is a quarter-final and a win will ensure them a semi-final berth. A win for Afghanistan will not only keep their chances but also India’s chances alive.

Afghanistan’s win over New Zealand on 7th and India’s win over Namibia on 8th will bring India-New Zealand-Afghanistan to the same number of wins, and then the Net Run Rate will play the deciding role. However, if New Zealand wins this, it will end the hopes of both Afghanistan and India.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 31°C on the matchday with 40 % humidity and 14 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Pitch Report:

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some benefit towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 166.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second doesn’t enjoy good records here. They have a winning percentage of 40 on this track.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Injury Update:

(Will be added when there is an update)

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Playing XI:

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

Bench: Mark Chapman, Kyle Jemienson, Tim Seifert

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

Bench: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani, Qais Ahmad

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Martin Guptill is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who opens the innings for them. He has hammered 148 runs in this tournament so far. He will be hoping to help his team with another excellent start at the top.

Kane Williamson is a right-handed batsman from New Zealand who leads the team. He has marked 86 runs in this tournament so far. He is another impactful player who has the potential to pile up mighty runs.

Trent Boult is a right-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler from New Zealand. He has picked up 8 wickets in this tournament so far. He will be among the top threats for the Afghani batting lineup.

Rashid-Khan is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Afghanistan. He has grabbed 7 wickets in this tournament so far. He can also contribute with the bat when needed.

Gulbadin Naib is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer from Afghanistan. He has scored 54 runs and took 3 wickets in this tournament so far. His all-round skills make him a mandatory pick for the fantasy teams.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Martin Guptill, Trent Boult

Vice-Captain – Rashid-Khan, Mohammad Nabi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad, Devon Conway

Batsmen – Martin Guptill (C), Hazratullah Zazai, Daryl Mitchell

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Jimmy Neesham

Bowlers – Trent Boult, Rashid-Khan (VC), Ish Sodhi

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team ICC T20 World Cup 2021
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batsmen – Hazratullah Zazai, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Najibullah-Zadran

All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Gulbadin Naib, Jimmy Neesham

Bowlers – Trent Boult (C), Rashid-Khan, Tim Southee

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team ICC T20 World Cup 2021
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Expert Advice:

Martin Guptill will be a good multiplier choice for the small leagues as well as grand leagues. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Devon Conway are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy combination for this game is 2-3-3-3.

NZ vs AFG ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40 Probable Winners:

Considering the squad strengths of both these sides, New Zealand is expected to win this match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. However, Afghanistan possesses top-quality spinners in its ranks and that may become a barrier between New Zealand and their semi-final berth.

Vicky Singh

Ex-National level Cricketer, Cricket Analyst & Fantasy Sports Expert.