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NZ vs AFG: Match Details

Match: NZ vs AFG, 21st Match, Super 12 Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time: 1.30 PM

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 

NZ VS AFG: Overview  

New Zealand

In the opening game against Australia, New Zealand just dominated in every aspect of the contest. They lost the toss and were instructed to bat first. In that game, their batting order played in a simply spectacular manner. In 20 overs, they scored 200 runs in total. Almost all of their batters managed to score some runs.

Devon Conway, who scored 92 runs on 58 balls with the help of seven boundaries and two enormous sixes, was their most successful and highest run-scorer. The other batter with some solid runs to his name was Finn Allen. In his inning, he hit five boundaries and three towering sixes while scoring 42 runs on just 16 balls.

Captain Kane Williamson scored 23 runs and James Neesham 26. New Zealand’s bowlers demolished Australia’s batting order. They successfully defended the 201-run mark in 17.1 overs. Their best bowler, Tim Southee, took three wickets in 2.1 overs for six runs.

Mitchell Santner took three wickets in four overs for 31 runs. Trent Boult also bowled well, taking two wickets in four overs for 24 runs. Ferguson and Sodhi each took one wicket.


Despite having a formidable batting order, Afghanistan struggled in their opening match against Sri Lanka. They have numerous powerful hitters on their team, like Hazratullah Zazai, Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, and Najibullah, but none of their batsmen have been able to accumulate large totals.

The player who scored the most runs for his team was Ibrahim Zadran, who amassed 32 runs on the same set of balls thanks to three boundaries and one enormous six. Najibullah only managed to score 13 runs compared to Usman Ghani’s 30 runs. Gurbaz had scored only ten runs. Afghanistan’s middle and lower batting order nearly fell apart during the previous game.

Afghanistan is bowling-rich. Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb, and Fazalhaq Farooqi are world-class bowlers, but none performed well. Rashid Khan took one wicket in four overs for 24 runs, their most economical bowler. Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi, and Fareed Ahmad Malik each took one wicket. Afghanistan has a powerful batting and bowling unit and is experienced. They must take early wickets to pressure the opponent.

NZ vs AFG: Squads

New Zealand T20 World Cup squad

Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Trent Boult.

Afghanistan T20 World Cup squad

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Naveen-ul-Haq, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Hazratullah Zazai, Rashid Khan, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

NZ vs AFG: Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.


Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

NZ vs AFG: Pitch Prediction

The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne is going to play host to the twenty-first match in the World Cup Twenty20 2022. During the previous matches that were played at this site, we noticed that the pitch is conducive to batting. This was something that we had previously seen. The track is far slower than the others that we have witnessed, which is beneficial to the spinners.

During this match, we are expecting that the surface will become a little bit slower, which will make batting a little bit more challenging. It is going to be quite challenging to beat a score of 190.

NZ vs AFG: Weather Prediction

On the day of the match, the weather forecast in Melbourne is indicating that there will be some clouds around, but there is no prediction of rain in the weather forecast.

It ought to be possible for us to play the entire match without interruption.

NZ vs AFG: Pre-play prediction

Best Batter: Finn Allen (New Zealand), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

Best Bowler: Trent Boult (New Zealand), Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan)

Best All-rounder: James Neesham (New Zealand), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Player of the match: Finn Allen (New Zealand)

NZ vs AFG: Match Prediction

On paper at least, New Zealand is a stronger team than Afghanistan overall. New Zealand is the team we believe will win this match, hence they are the favorite. New Zealand is the favorite to win this game for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of the crucial elements:

  • In their opening game, New Zealand defeated the powerful squad Australia.
  • The key New Zealand hitters are performing well once again.
  • In the opening game, New Zealand’s bowlers also did well.
  • Afghanistan is also a capable and knowledgeable crew.
  • For Afghanistan in this game, Rashid Khan can take the lead.


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