New Zealand has won three of their four matches so far in this tournament and is currently placed at the second position on the points table. New Zealand last played against Namibia at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium where they won the game by 52 runs.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, has won two of their recent four matches so far and is standing at the fourth spot on the points table. Afghanistan last played against India at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium where they lost the game by 62 runs.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions of perfect fantasy team for Match 40 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between New Zealand & Afghanistan.
- Match: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Match 40
- Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The pitch in Abu Dhabi has been good for batting. But in the ongoing tour tournament, the venue has witnessed low-scoring affairs. The track, however, has helped the chasing teams. Batting second should be the way forward.
NZ vs AFG Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI
Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway (WK), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Martin Guptill, Ish Sodhi.
Afghanistan Playing XI
Mohammad Nabi (C), Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the last 5 matches played is 166 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
New Zealand & Afghanistan Last 5 Matches Stats
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Expert Picks
|Trent Boult||260 Points|
|Martin Guptill||241 Points|
|Hazratullah Zazai||134 Points|
|Glenn Phillips||133 Points|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||121 Points|
NZ vs AFG Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Trent Boult||8 Wickets|
|Martin Guptill||148 Runs|
|Hazratullah Zazai||90 Runs|
|Glenn Phillips||85 Runs|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||79 Runs|
NZ vs AFG Captaincy Picks
- Martin Guptill
- Kane Williamson
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Batsmen: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Hazratullah Zazai
- All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Jimmy Neesham
- Bowlers: Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Rashid Khan, Tim Southee
- Captain: Martin Guptill
- Vice-Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Shahzad
- Batsmen: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Najibullah Zadran, Glenn Phillips
- All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Santner
- Bowlers: Hamid Hassan, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Rashid Khan
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice-Captain: Mohammad Nabi
Probable Winner Of The Match
Afghanistan is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.