NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction:Are you guys excited for a double-header T20 game on Wednesday featuring the some of the most dangerous teams in the world?
The double-header day will be commencing with the thrilling encounter between the European counties at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Followed by another exciting contest between New Zealand versus Afghanistan.
Let’s quickly look at how well New Zealand and Afghanistan are prepared for the big battle.
What to expect from team New Zealand?
The runners-up of last year World Cup took their revenge by claiming a comprehensive 89-run win over the defending champions in the Super 12 opener game on Saturday.
The Blackcaps were just exceptional on that day, as they excelled in every department, whether batting, bowling and fielding.
Opted to bat, they posted 200 for 3 on board, courtesy of solid knocks from Finn Allen (42 off 16,) Devon Conway (92 off 58), while a finishing touch by Neesham off 26 in 13 helped the side touch 200-run mark.
The team didn’t stopped there, they can’t let the hosts to score runs. Southee, first removed the dangerous Warner, and them Santner three and Southee removed one more Aussie batters in quick succession to provide his team edge over the defending champions.
The Kane-Williamson led side restricted the Finch’s team for just 111 and claimed a huge victory by 89.
Riding high on confidence New Zealand currently having no concerns regarding the game against Afghanistan and they will likely to perform on the same line as they performed against Australia.
What to expect from team Afghanistan?
Afghanistan is not a weak team, they are very much capable of updating any big on their day. Afghanistan was the first team to reach the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup after defeating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. And was part of top-8 teams, who got direct entry into the Super 12 stage of World Cup 2022.
They, however, didn’t managed to start their campaign on a good note, as the Mohammad Nabi side was seen clueless against England on Saturday.
While batting first, they bowled out for 112 and later lost the game by 5 wickets. Their bowlers, however, did show some signs of fight back, but it wasn’t enough to hand their side 2 valuable points on table.
The side will look to overcome the mistakes they did in the game and will try to bounce in the match back against New Zealand on Wednesday.
If the batters able to survive the initial overs, then they can dominate the game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as it surface is known for providing a good balance between bat and ball. Spinners will not get that much of help at this pitch.
New Zealand Vs Afghanistan probable playing XIs
New Zealand XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqi
New Zealand Vs Afghanistan who will win?
The major reasons that favour New Zealand are they having much balanced team, a bunch of solid batters and power-hitters, and experienced fast bowlers. While their spinners too doing wonders even at the bouncy Australian pitches. While Afghanistan mostly rely on their 2-3 players.
All and all New Zealand appears to be a far stronger team than Afghanistan. And considering their last game result, it is quite evident that the Kane Williamson’s side will start this match as favourite.