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T20 World Cup 2021 New Zealand vs Afghanistan: More than Afghanistan cricket fans, Indian cricket fans are expecting the Afghans to win the match against New Zealand as India’s fate of ICC T20 WC 2021 semifinals depends on the Afghan’s win over New Zealand.
The winner of the match will get the advanced position in the T20 World Cup 2021 points table.
|Tournament||ICC T20 World Cup 2021|
|Match||NZ vs AFG|
|Teams||New Zealand vs Afghanistan|
|Date||November 7, 2021|
|Time||3:30 PM IST; 10:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bat
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Playing 11||List Give Below|
T20 WC 2021 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Scoreboard
|Afghanistan||124-8 (20 Ov)|
|New Zealand||125-2 (18.1 Ov)|
|Hazratullah Zazai||c Santner b Boult||2||4||0||0||50|
|Mohammad Shahzad (wk)||c Conway b Milne||4||11||1||0||36.36|
|Gurbaz||lbw b Southee||6||9||1||0||66.67|
|Gulbadin||b Ish Sodhi||15||18||1||0||83.33|
|Najibullah||c Neesham b Boult||73||48||6||3||152.08|
|Nabi (c)||c and b Southee||14||20||0||0||70|
|Karim Janat||c Ish Sodhi b Boult||2||2||0||0||100|
|Rashid Khan||c Williamson b Neesham||3||7||0||0||42.86|
New Zealand Batting
|Martin Guptill||b Rashid Khan||28||23||4||0||121.74|
|Daryl Mitchell||c Mohammad Shahzad b Mujeeb||17||12||3||0||141.67|
|Kane Williamson (c)||not out||40||42||3||0||95.24|
|Devon Conway (wk)||not out||36||32||4||0||112.5|
We will bat first. It was a night game in Abu Dhabi, so we bowled first considering the dew factor. It’s a day game, so we want to post a decent total on the board. Mujeeb is back, he is in the team, Sharafuddin is out. We will try our best and try to win.
We were going to have a bat as well, it’s a used surface. I think both sides have match winners and it’s a mix of youth and experience. We are playing with the same team, no changes.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan Playing 11
|Hazratullah Zazai||Martin Guptill|
|Mohammad Shahzad(w)||Daryl Mitchell|
|Gulbadin Naib||Glenn Phillips|
|Mohammad Nabi(c)||James Neesham|
|Karim Janat||Mitchell Santner|
|Rashid Khan||Adam Milne|
|Hamid Hassan||Ish Sodhi|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||Trent Boult|
Watch New Zealand vs Afghanistan Playing 11
Player of the Match
Nice to tick off the performance here this afternoon. Now we move forward for the business end of the tournament. Boys are feeling good. There is a big difference between the day games and the night games. We have been playing good cricket.
Hopefully we can keep it going. It’s just about adapting (to the toss), executing well and chasing it down properly was what we talked about, glad that we got the job done.