New Zealand will be squaring up against Afghanistan in match 40 of the T20 World Cup 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match will commence on Sunday, November 07 at 03:30 PM IST. Here are our NZ vs AFG Dream11 predictions, preview, squad, and predicted XI.
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Predictions: Preview
Will it be too easy for New Zealand to enter the semis?
New Zealand are just a win away from qualifying for the semis. Their only loss up until this point has come against Pakistan. They comfortably defeated India, the other semifinal contenders to make their case strong. While Afghanistan and India are dependent on other results, the kiwis are best placed to make the semi-finals. They will be keen to put in a professional performance against the Afghans. New Zealand will be wary of the afghan spin threat. Kiwis have a golden chance of winning 2 ICC trophies in a single year.
Can Afghanistan continue their free-flowing run?
Afghanistan not so long ago were sitting pretty at 2nd in the points table with 2 wins out of 3 games. But their loss to India has pushed them down to the 4th spot in the points table. Afghanistan have been the only team who have batted with gay abandon. They haven’t changed their approach despite losing wickets regularly. This match might well prove to be an iconic moment in Afghan cricket as a win might just help them push their case for the semi-finals.
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Predictions: Team
Devon Conway: He is NZ’s most understated yet high impact player
Mohammad Shahzad: He will be looking to maximise the powerplay
Rahmanullah Gurbaz: He has been Afghanistan’s standout batsman.
Kane Williamson: His class against quality spin will be tested today
Glenn Philipps: New Zealand will be banking on his finishing skills
Hazratullah Zazai: He has been Afghan’s form batsman
Najibullah Zadran: He will look to target New Zealand’s spinners.
Jimmy Neesham: He had a fantastic game against Namibia
Trent Boult: His burst with the new ball up front may well decide the outcome of the game.
Ish Sodhi: He has been NZ’s main weapon in the middle overs.
Rashid Khan: He is undoubtedly the world’s best wrist-spinner.
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Predictions: Playing XI
New Zealand predicted XI:
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Philipps, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Trent Boult
Afghanistan predicted XI:
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah-Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman/Sharafuddin Ashraf
NZ vs AFG | TV and live streaming details in India
1. TV: Star Sports Network
2. Live streaming: Hotstar
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Predictions
Our NZ vs AFG Dream11 prediction is that New Zealand are too strong a team to be challenged but Afghans will like to prove a point or two.
Please note that our Dream11 predictions are based on our analysis and they do not guarantee positive results.