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New Zealand vs Afghanistan T-20 World Cup 2022



Date: 26 October 2022


IST: 9:30 Am

GMT: 4:00

Local:03:00 PM

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne


New Zealand vs Afghanistan T-20 World Cup 2022

Nz vs Afg Live Score(New zealand vs Afghanistan )

Nz vs Afg Live Score 2022

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan T-20 World Cup 2022 Match Detailed Analysis

The match between New Zealand and Afghanistan would be played in the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 October 2022. The match would begin at local time of 3:00pm and 9:30am IST

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Salim Safi, Usman Ghani

As we search the pages of history, New Zealand and Afghanistan have been up against each other in the T20 format for once only and that match was won by New Zealand. We are talking about their clash in the T20 World Cup 2021, when New Zealand defeated Afghanistan.

So, this will be the 2nd T20 contest between these teams.

The New Zealand team is considered a successful team in T20 format. Out of the 167 T20 clashes, 86 were won by them while in 70 matches, they were the losers while 7 ended in a tie. The New Zealand team is full of brilliant players. Their captain, Kane Williamson, is one of the successful captains out there. He always stays calm and cool and makes rational decisions on crucial moments, which many times have saved his team from losing.

Jimmy Neesham is one beast of a player as he is a brilliant all-rounder. He can hit the ball finely as he has some serious strength while Daryl Mitchell is another man who can bat magnificently.  Ish Sodhi is right arm leg-break bowler of the New Zealand team who has brilliant previous records. In pace bowling, they have the likes of Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Tim Southee and Kylie Jamieson. All these pace bowlers will be crucial for New Zealand as everyone is aware of the fact that Australian pitches favor the pacers.

The rise of Afghanistan in the previous few years has stunned many. Their players are playing brilliant cricket these days. Out of the 105 T02s that Afghanistan has played, they were victorious in 68 matches while they lost 35 and 1 match ended in a tie. Afghanistan team captain is Muhammad Nabi, who is a wonderful all-rounder.

Their sloggers, who are Najibullah Zardan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zardan as well, are playing fabulous cricket these days. Two Afghani players are in the list of top all-rounders. Muhammad Nabi is on 2nd spot and Rashid Khan, a brilliant leg spinner is on 3rd spot who can bat too when needed.  Though the pace bowling of Afghanistan team is weak, they can surprise their opponents like they did in the match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022.

Naveen ul Haq, Fazal Haq Farooqi and Farid Ahmad Malik are their leading pace bowlers and their extraordinary performance will be needed if they want to defeat their opponents especially on Australian pitches.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan T-20 World Cup 2022 Match Prediction

New Zealand team is looking strong and balanced side against Afghanistan and they can very well win this match, until and unless Afghan players give some extraordinary performance


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