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T20 World Cup 2024 NZ vs AFG: Match 14 Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

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In a big-ticket ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 Group C match-up, New Zealand (NZ) will take Afghanistan (AFG) in a thrilling encounter at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, West Indies on Saturday, Jun 08th at 05:00 AM IST.

Before the match goes live, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, the top player picks and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head Stats

New Zealand and Afghanistan have faced each other once in T20 International contest; New Zealand have won that match.

New Zealand Won
Afghanistan Won
No Result

NZ vs AFG Pitch Report

The Providence Stadium in Guyana is renowned for being a low-scoring venue in T20Is, featuring a pitch that benefits bowlers and tends to slow down as the game advances. Spinners, in particular, can take advantage of the surface, posing significant challenges for batters.

Providence Stadium Ground Stats (T20)

Total Matches: 31
Matches won batting first: 14
Matches won bowling first: 13

Average 1st innings Score: 131
Average 2nd innings Score: 118
Highest total recorded: 194/5 by INDW vs NZW
Lowest total recorded: 46/10 by BANW vs WIW

Fantasy value from the pitch report 

  • Spin bowlers and seamers with good slower ones from both teams are a must-pick.
  • Batters who can play spin bowlers better will be good picks for the match.
  • Top-order batsmen who are likely to face more balls in powerplay is also must-pick.

NZ vs AFG Fantasy Cricket Tips

NZ Heavy Fantasy XI

New Zealand's batting has some quality names like Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, and Glenn Phillips while opener Devon Conway will mark his return after an injury. Looking at the Blackcaps’ bowling attack, Williamson will have plethora of options like Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson who have a lot of experience of performing at the highest level.

AFG Heavy Fantasy XI

The Afghan batting isn’t their biggest strength but with Rahmanullah Gurbaz being in top form and Ibrahim Zadran can put up big scores. On the bowling front, the Afghans boast a world-class spin attack with  Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi and pacers like Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi.

NZ vs AFG Winner Prediction

The on-paper strengths of the teams indicate that this could be a pretty close match. However, New Zealand may edge past Afghanistan in this contest.

NZ vs AFG Top Player Picks

Trent Boult (NZ)

Trent Boult has a knack of taking wickets during the powerplay and he would be a key player for New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2024.

Devon Conway (NZ)

Devon Conway is an aggressive players, and the team expects an electrifying start to this game from him.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a quick-fire half-century in their opening game and he would be looking to deliver again at the top of the order.

Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)

The left-arm pacer has the ability to gain early swing with the new ball; and can be a threat to the opposition batters. He picked-up five wickets in their opening game.

NZ vs AFG Differential Picks

Kane Williamson (NZ)

Kane Williamson would be looking to lead from the front with the bat and lay the platform for a big total for his team.

Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)

Ibrahim Zadran scored 70 runs with a strike rate of 152.17 in their opening game. His batting position and ability to score quick make him a ideal choice for this category.

NZ vs AFG  Fantasy Expert Advice

Given the playing conditions and probable-XIs, a combination of 3-3-2-3 or 2-3-3-3 would be perfect for the game.

NZ vs AFG Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Rahmahullah Gurbaz, Devon Conway, Finn Allen
Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Captain: Rahmahullah Gurbaz
Vice-captain: Trent Boult

New Zealand: 6 Players, Afghanistan: 5 Players

NZ vs AFG Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/ Gand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Rahmahullah Gurbaz, Devon Conway
Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Santner, Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

Captain: Mohammad Nabi
Vice-captain: Devon Conway

New Zealand: 6 Players, Afghanistan: 5 Players