NZ vs AFG T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of New Zealand

Published on: Nov 7, 2021 9:00 am IST|Updated on: Nov 7, 2021 12:06 pm IST


NZ Playing 11: The New Zealand team will lock horns with the Afghanistan team in the Match 40 of T20 World Cup 2021. With a win in this game, they will qualify for the semifinals of the tournament.

In the last fixture, the New Zealand team were quite impressive to seal a confidence boosting victory by 52 runs against Namibia team. The team did not get off to a very good start, but Williamson and Phillips rebuild the innings well, and then Neesham came back to his natural self. Then the bowlers, especially Tim Southee and Trent Boult kept things tight in the power play as well as death overs.

Team News

  • The New Zealand team has 3 wins in 4 fixtures of T20 World Cup 2021.
  • No changes expected in the New Zealand’s Playing 11 against Afghanistan.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

The New Zealand team need to maintain the same performance to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament. Apart from the loss against Pakistan, they have been brilliant with their plans and execution. The team was impressive with their performances in the last game, where the players like Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner came back to form at the right time.

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They are not expected to make any changes in the 11, as they are playing with the best possible combinations. The batters are looking in fine touch, while the bowlers are doing their job very well since the first game.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

1. Martin Guptill
2. Daryl Mitchell
2. Kane Williamson (c)
4. Devon Conway
5. Glenn Phillips
6. James Neesham
7. Mitchell Santner
8. Tim Southee
9. Trent Boult
10. Adam Milne
11. Ish Sodhi

New Zealand Squad

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Lockie Ferguson

Where to Watch NZ vs AFG Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH NZ vs AFG LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar App. The New Zealand team has been playing quality cricket in the last 3 matches of the tournament,and would look to be proficient once again and booking their semifinal spot of the T20 World Cup 2021. This fixture is expected to be an exciting encounter, with both teams trying hard to go into the next stage. The New Zealand bowlers have been consistent in delivering, and needs support of their batters in sealing victory against a dangerous Afghanistan side. The Disney+Hotstar platform can be used to watch this fixture between New Zealand and Afghanistan.

4 Fantasy picks for New Zealand vs Afghanistan from NZ

1. Kane Williamson

Kane has been one of the legendary players in international cricket and will look to take the team to another semifinals of an ICC event. He has been playing fine and has been stitching crucial partnerships, and is expected to be doing good in this fixture. In 4 matches, Kane has scored 86 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Kane Williamson 4 86 28.66

2. Martin Guptill

The leading run scorer of the team in this tournament will be the best pick for this fixture. Guptill has looked composed and confident of giving good starts to the team and has been impressive to play the middle overs well. In 4 matches, Guptill has 148 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Martin Guptill 4 148 37

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3. Glenn Phillips

The batter has gained experienced of playing all around the world in T20 format and is doing well in the tournament. He has been intelligent in rotating the strike well and attacking in the final overs to boost the team’s score. In the last fixture, Phillips scored an unbeaten 39 runs off 21 balls.
Name Matches Runs Average
Trent Boult 4 85 42.50

4. Ish Sodhi

One of the finest spinners in the T20 format has been terrific in the tournament with his execution in the middle and pressure overs to contain batters and take wickets as well. Ish has scalped a total of 7 wickets at an average of 15.57.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ish Sodhi 4 7 15.57


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