NZ vs AFG: Afghanistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against New Zealand – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 40

Published - 07 Nov 2021, 09:46 AM

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Afghanistan will battle against New Zealand in the next game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The clash will take place on November 7 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are part of group 2 in the tournament. Afghanistan and New Zealand are both active in the race for the semi-finals. If New Zealand defeats Afghanistan, they will qualify for the semi-finals in ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

If Afghanistan defeats New Zealand, they will have a good chance to make it to the semis. Afghanistan currently take the 4th spot in group 2 points table with 2 wins and 2 defeats. New Zealand take the 2nd spot in the points table with 3 wins and 2 defeats. Ahead of NZ vs AFG clash in ICC T20 World Cup 2021, here we talk about New Zealand’s predicted playing XI in the match.

NZ vs AFG: Afghanistan’s Predicted Playing XI Against New Zealand – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 40

Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai (Credits: Twitter)

Hazratullah Zazai will be the opener for the team in the next game. He has played 4 matches in T20 World Cup 2021 so far. He has piled up 90 runs at an average of 22.50 and strike rate of 116+. In one game, he played a crucial knock of 44 runs.

Mohammad Shahzad (WK)

Mohammad Shahzad
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Mohammad Shahzad will be the wicket-keeper and opener for the team in the next game. In 4 matches, he has scored 75 runs at an average of 18.75 and strike rate of 122+. In one match, he scored a good knock of 45 runs. He will look to come up with a good knock in the next game.

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Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz might play at the one-down position for Afghanistan in the next match. In 4 games, he has scored 79 runs at an average of 19.75 and strike rate of 127+. He slammed a beautiful knock of 46 runs in one game.

Najibullah Zadran

Najibullah Zadran
Najibullah Zadran (Image: Twitter)

Najibullah Zadran might be selected to bat in the middle-order in the next game. He has done a good job in the batting department for Afghanistan. In 4 matches so far, he has scored 99 runs at an average of 24.75 and strike rate of 125+. He also slammed a fifty in one game and is the second-highest run-getter for the team.

Mohammad Nabi (C)

Mohammad Nabi , T20 World Cup 2021
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mohammad Nabi will lead Afghanistan in the next game as well. He is the highest run-scorer for the team in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In 4 games, he has scored 113 runs at an average of 113.0 and strike rate of 132+. He was unbeaten in 3 matches out of 4. He has also picked 1 wicket while bowling.

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Sharafuddin Ashraf

Sharafuddin Ashraf
Sharafuddin Ashraf (Credits: Twitter)

Sharafuddin Ashraf has replaced Asghar Afghan in the playing XI. Asghar Afghan announced his retirement during the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. Sharafuddin Ashraf has replaced him as an all-rounder in the team. In the last match, Ashraf was unbeaten on 2. While bowling, he remained wicketless.

Karim Janat

Karim Janat
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Karim Janat will be another player who might play in the next game. In the last game, he played a good knock of unbeaten 42 runs. While bowling, he has picked 1 wicket in 4 games so far at an average of 72.0 and an economy of 9.0. With the bat, he has scored 57 runs in 2 games at an average of 57.0 and strike rate of 146+.

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Gulbadin Naib

Gulbadin Naib, T20 World Cup 2021
Gulbadin Naib (Credits: Twitter)

Gulbadin Naib might be another player in the team in the next game. Naib has done a good job in both batting and bowling in the tournament so far. In 3 innings, he has scored 54 runs at an average of 54.0 and strike rate of 117+. He has also picked 3 wickets in 2 games so far.

Naveen-ul-Haq
Afghanistan’s Naveen-ul-Haq

Naveen-ul-Haq will be the pacer for the team in the next game. In 4 matches so far in T20 World Cup 2021, he has picked 5 wickets at an average of 23.80 and an economy of 9.15. He picked a 3-wicket haul in one match and has been impressive in the tournament so far.

Hamid Hassan

Hamid Hassan
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Hamid Hassan might be another pacer for the team in the next game. In 2 matches so far, he has picked 3 wickets at an average of 14.33 and economy of 5.37. He picked a 3-wicket haul in his opening game of the tournament and impressed everyone with his bowling show.

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Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan, T20 World Cup 2021
Rashid Khan. Credits: Twitter

Rashid Khan will be the spinner in the playing XI in the next match against New Zealand. With his deadly spin attack, Khan has picked most wickets for the team in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In 4 matches, he has scalped 7 wickets at an average of 12.14. He has also bowled at an outstanding economy of 5.93.

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