Afghanistan vs New Zealand
Afghanistan vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

NZ vs AFG- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And Afghanistan? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40. New Zealand and Afghanistan will lock horns in their next game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The match will be played on November 7 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are part of group 2 in the tournament.

New Zealand and Afghanistan have both played 4 matches so far in T20 World Cup 2021. New Zealand have won 3 games and lost 1. With 6 points, they take the 2nd spot in group 2 points table. Afghanistan have won 2 games and lost 2. They take 4th spot in points table with 4 points. Both the teams can still qualify for semi-finals.

New Zealand Team, T20 World Cup 2021
New Zealand Team (Credits: Twitter)

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New Zealand defeated Namibia in their previous game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Batting first in the match, New Zealand posted 163-4 on the scoreboard. Glenn Phillips and James Neesham scored unbeaten 39 and 35 respectively.

Later, Stephan Baard hit 21 runs while Michael van Lingen scored 25 runs for Namibia. Zane Green also scored 23 runs. However, Namibia could only reach 111-7 in 20 overs and lost the match by 55 runs. Tim Southee and Trent Boult grabbed 2 wickets each.

Namibia team, T20 World Cup 2021
Namibia team (Credits: Twitter)

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Talking about Afghanistan, they lost to India in their previous match. Batting first, India slammed 210-2 on the scoreboard. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma smacked 69 and 74 respectivley. Later, Rishabh Pant scored 27 while Hardik Pandya hit 35.

Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Nabi
Virat Kohli vs Mohammad Nabi. Credits: Twitter

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For Afghanistan, their top order could not pile up much runs. Later, Mohammad Nabi hit 35 while Karim Janat scored unbeaten 42. However, Afghanistan could only manage 144-7 in 20 overs and lost the match by 66 runs. Mohammed Shami picked 3 wickets.

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami with Virat Kohli

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NZ vs AFG- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And Afghanistan? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 40

NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  NZ Won AFG Won No Result
Overall 0 0 0 0
At Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 0 0 0 0
In the last 5 matches 0 0 0 0
In ICC T20 World Cup 0 0 0 0

Recent Venue Records (Sheikh Zayed Stadium) 

Stats- T20

Total Matches- 59

Matches won batting first- 27

Matches won bowling first- 32

Average 1st innings score- 141

Average 2nd innings score- 128

Highest total recorded- 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Lowest total recorded- 84/10 (18.2 Ov) by BAN vs RSA

Highest score chased- 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG

Lowest score defended- 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for NZ vs AFG Match

The team winning the toss might choose to bowl first. Most of the teams have opted to bowl first in ICC T20 World Cup 2021 so far. More matches have seen chasing team winning the game.

Predicted Scores for NZ vs AFG Match

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
NZ 150-160 140-150
AFG 130-140 130-140

Players’ Form- New Zealand- Batting

Martin Guptill, New Zealand.
Martin Guptill, New Zealand. (Photo: Twitter)

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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Martin Guptill 4 148 37.0
Daryl Mitchell 4 108 27.0
Kane Williamson 4 86 28.6
Glenn Phillips 4 85 42.5
Devon Conway 4 47 15.6
James Neesham 4 46 46.0

Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Martin Guptill or Daryl Mitchell

Players’ Form-New Zealand- Bowling

India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand. Credits: ICC
Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Trent Boult 4 8 12.25
Ish Sodhi 4 7 15.57
Tim Southee 4 5 18.0
Mitchell Santner 4 2 45.50
James Neesham 4 1 24.0
Adam Milne 3 1 91.0

Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Trent Boult or Ish Sodhi

Players’ Form- Afghanistan- Batting

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Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Mohammad Nabi 4 113 113.0
Najibullah Zadran 4 99 24.75
Hazratullah Zazai 4 90 22.50
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 4 79 19.75
Mohammad Shahzad 4 75 18.75
Karim Janat 4 57 57.0

Who will score the most runs for Afghanistan in the match: Mohammad Nabi or Hazratullah Zazai

Players’ Form- Afghanistan- Bowling

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Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Rashid Khan 4 7 12.14
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 6 5.66
Naveen-ul-Haq 4 5 23.80
Hamid Hassan 2 3 14.33
Gulbadin Naib 4 3 19.33
Mohammad Nabi 4 1 71.0

Who will the pick most wickets for Afghanistan in the match: Rashid Khan or Naveen-ul-Haq