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New Zealand Vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup

Afghanistan and New Zealand have faced each other just once in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, in which New Zealand won by 8 wickets with 11 balls remaining. In that match, Afghanistan's total was 124/8, while New Zealand's score was 125/2. This match marked a powerful performance by the NZ team, showcasing their amazing gameplay against Afghanistan in the ICC T20 tournament 2021. You can select your fantasy team on the fantasy game app while enjoying a cricket match. The T20 World Cup 2022 match between NZ and Afghanistan, scheduled for 26 October 2022, was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to continuous rain. The upcoming match in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup between NZ vs Afg is scheduled on 5 June 2024 at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
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>NZ vs AFG T20 head-to-head

Matches Played NZ won Afg Won NR
1 1 0 0
Top performers in Batting – NZ vs Afg matches
The top players who scored the highest runs and the most runs during the New Zealand and Afghanistan ICC T20I matches are:
Most Runs
  • Najibullah Zadran(AFG) – 73
  • Kane Williamson(NZ) – 40*
  • Devon Conway(NZ) – 36*
  • Daryl Mitchell (NZ) - 17
Highest Scores
  • Najibullah Zadran(AFG) – 73
  • Kane Williamson(NZ) – 40*
  • Devon Conway(NZ) – 36*
When it comes to picking your fantasy cricket team in this fixture, you cannot leave out Kane Williamson, as he loves to bat against Afghanistan. The other batsmen you can pick are Najibullah Zadran and Conway.
Top performers in Bowling – NZ vs AFG matches
The bowlers having the highest wickets and excellent economy rates in New Zealand vs Afghanistan matches are:
Most Wickets
  • Trent Boult(NZ) – 3
  • Tim Southee(NZ) – 2
Best Bowling
  • Trent Boult(NZ) – 3 wickets at an economy rate of 4.25 (Abu Dhabi)
  • Tim Southee (NZ) – 2 wickets at an economy rate of 6 (Abu Dhabi)
Trent Boult had an incredible outing recently when he ended with phenomenal figures, making him one of the favourites for your fantasy cricket team. However, Rashid Khan is a great pick for spinners and is a lethal bowler.
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The last match statistics are between NZ and AFG in the T20 World Cup in 2021.
Venue: Abu Dhabi
Scorecard Summary
Afghanistan 124/8 (20 overs)
Najibullah Zadran 73 (48) Trent Boult 3/17 (4)
Gulbadin Naib 15 (18) Tim Southee 2/24 (4)

New Zealand 125/2 (18.1 overs)

Kane Williamson* 40 (42) Rashid Khan 1/27 (4)
Devoy Conway * 36 (32) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1/31 (4)
New Zealand was methodical. That is unsurprising, given that they have already reached the semi-finals of four World Cups in succession (counting ODI World Cups).
They needed a win to guarantee their position in the last four, so they devised a game-winning powerplay. Through the opening six overs, Kane Williamson rotated his three quick bowlers—Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Adam Milne—each getting two overs. During the fielding restrictions, they each took a wicket and helped keep Afghanistan to fewer than four runs each over.
Afghanistan recovered marginally, thanks to a half-century from Najibullah Zadran, but except for one 19-run over against Mitchell Santner, they never got going after that disastrous start. They spluttered their way to 124 for 8, and defending it would always have been a chore.
New Zealand went to 45 for 1 at the end of their powerplay, and then Kane Williamson and Devon Conway walked to the finish. They had an undefeated 76-run stand from 74 balls as the team triumphed with 11 balls to spare.
Afghanistan scored 37 runs in the final six overs, losing four wickets. Trent Boult had two dismissals in his final over to finish with the best stats in the game, 3 for 17.

Team for NZ and AFG for T20 World Cup 2024

AFG T20 World Cup 2024 Squad:

Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf/Mujeeb ur Rehman, Naveen ul Haq and Hamid Hassan

NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Squad:

Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee. Travelling Reserve: Ben Sears
Top 3 best players to pick in NZ vs AFG in top 11 prediction team
  • Rashid Khan (AFG)
  • Trent Boult (NZ)
  • Martin Guptill (NZ)
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