Date: 26 October 2022
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
New Zealand and Afghanistan are set to go head to head in another Group 1 match of the Super 12 stage. Both teams enter this fixture after varied results as the New Zealand team registered a dominating win over Australia. Whereas the Afghans were comprehensively defeated by England in their opening Super 12 game at the Perth Stadium.
New Zealand had a clinical performance against Australia as they handed the host their biggest defeat in T20Is. Their batting led by Devon Conway posted a massive 200-run total whereas their bowlers bundled out the Aussie batters for just 111. The Kiwis have a dominant squad and would hope to continue this winning momentum through the World Cup.
Afghanistan had a disappointing performance in their opening game against England. Their batters failed to score big runs as they lost wickets at regular intervals. But their bowlers showed some promise as their spinners like Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were economical and picked up wickets against a formidable English batting lineup.
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Batters: Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani
Bowlers: Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Wicket-keepers: Devon Conway, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
All-rounders: James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai
Devon Conway (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Mohammad Nabi (vc), Tim Southee, Rashid Khan.
Devon Conway (c), Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi (vc), Tim Southee, Rashid Khan.
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