NZ vs AFG : Today (Sunday) is a very important day in the T20 World Cup. This match between Afghanistan and New Zealand in Abu Dhabi will decide the fourth team to reach the semi-finals. The result of this match is also very important for Team India. This is the reason that today the Indian team and Indian fans are praying for Afghanistan’s victory in this match. Let’s know how today’s match will be, can there be a playing XI for both the teams and what will be the pitch of Abu Dhabi.
India’s eyes on this match
India’s eyes are also fixed on this match. The result of the match will clear the way for India’s semi-finals. If New Zealand wins this match, then Team India will be out of the semi-final race. On the other hand, if Afghanistan wins this match by a small margin, then the way for India to reach the semi-finals will be cleared. However, he will have to beat Namibia in his next match.
Where and from what time will the match take place
This Group B match between Afghanistan and New Zealand will be played today (7 November 2021) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match will start at 3:30 pm Indian time, while the toss will take place at 3 pm.
what is the pitch and weather condition
The pitch of the stadium in Abu Dhabi is good for batting. The average score in the first innings on this pitch has been 150-160 runs. However, there is a lot for the bowlers on this pitch as well. Since the match is in the day, the due factor will not have any effect and the bowlers can also do wonders. If we talk about the weather, today there will be sunshine and the sky will be clear. The temperature will remain up to 33 degree Celsius. There is no chance of rain there today.
What can be the playing XI of both the teams
If we talk about the playing XI, then both the teams would like to field their best team. Spinner Mujeeb-ur Rahman may return to Afghanistan team. Let’s see what can be the playing XI of the team.
New Zealand’s Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Darryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Afghanistan’s playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Sharfuddin Ashraf/Mujib ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq and Hamid Hasan.
who has the upper hand
In this match, by the way, New Zealand has the upper hand. The team has so far performed well in both batting and bowling. Fast bowling is New Zealand’s strength. Trent Boult and Adam Milne are bowling consistently well. Talking about spin, Ish Sodhi has also done well so far. However, Afghanistan also cannot be considered weak. Due to its spin attack, the team can beat any big team and turn it upside down. Afghanistan’s performance has steadily improved over the past few years.
Watch the match here
You can watch this match on TV on the channel of Star Sports Network as well as on Disney + Hotstar.
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