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T20 World Cup 2024, NZ Vs AFG | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

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In the 14th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, New Zealand will face Afghanistan on Saturday, June 8, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. New Zealand will be playing their first game of the tournament, while Afghanistan enters this match with winning momentum, having already secured a dominant 125-run victory over Uganda in their opener.

As Afghanistan aims to build on their early success, New Zealand will look to start their campaign with a strong performance, setting the stage for an exciting contest between these two teams.

NZ vs AFG:NZ vs AFG: Team Previews

New Zealand 

New Zealand's potential team for their upcoming match against Afghanistan in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup includes several key players who will form a balanced and competitive team. 

The team has a strong and balanced side with Finn Allen, known for his destructive batting, at the top order along with Devon Conway. Kane Williamson adds extra experience to the side and will likely play at number 3 to provide the required momentum at the opening match. 

New Zealand has a strong and aggressive middle order with power hitters like Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips to add firepower to the middle order and provide much-needed momentum. 

All-rounders Jimmy Neesham, Mark Chapman and Mitchell Santner provide extra depth and stability to the squad. 

New Zealand has a strong and commendable bowling line with experienced Tim Southee to handle the new-ball duties along with Trent Boult. Lockie Ferguson, death-overs specialist adds an extra layer of advantage to the bowling line-up. 


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Afghanistan has started their T20 World Cup campaign on a positive note and secured a dominant 125-run victory over Uganda in their first match, which demonstrated their strength and determination in the tournament. 

Under the leadership of Rashid Khan, Afghanistan's squad is filled with impactful players who contribute both in batting and bowling.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran form a solid opening pair to start at the top. Mohammad Nabi brings experience and versatility to the team.

Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, and Karim Janat add much-required depth in batting and bowling, giving the team flexibility. 

Rashid Khan is a crucial player in both controlling the middle overs and providing breakthroughs. Fazalhaq Farooqi and Naveen-ul-Haq experienced duo spearhead the fast-bowling attack, bring pace and precision to Afghanistan's bowling lineup.

NZ vs AFG: Match details & Live Streaming

Date & Time
June 8, 5.00 AM IST
Venue Providence Stadium, Guyana
Live StreamingStar Sports Network & HotStar

NZ vs AFG: Providence Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at the Providence Stadium is expected to be a difficult surface for the batters because it is slow and two-paced. There is enough swing available with the new ball and the pitch, which is expected to provide variable bounce and pace, will suit the bowlers.

NZ vs AFG: Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand: Devon Conway (WK), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

NZ vs AFG: Fantoss Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeperDevon Conway
BattersKane Williamson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Daryl Mitchell, Finn Allen
All-roundersMitchell Santner, Mohammad Nabi
BowlersTim Southee, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan
CaptainMitchell Santner
Vice CaptainFazalhaq Farooqi

NZ vs AFG: Winner Prediction

Considering the depth and experience, New Zealand is likely the favourites and can win the match against Afghanistan.