Match Details

Date : June 8, 2024
Time : 5:00 AM IST
Venue : Providence Stadium, Georgetown
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New Zealand will go up against Afghanistan in the Group C match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown. The opening match of the tournament for New Zealand is set to happen after a long build-up, which could prove to be a boon or a bane for them, depending on the result. Moreover, Afghanistan started the T20 World Cup 2024 campaign on a great note, defeating Uganda by a massive margin of 125 runs.

Pitch Report

The pitches at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown have been quite helpful for the fast bowlers and spinners alike during the T20 World Cup 2024, and despite that, the top batters have managed to score runs in tough conditions. The average first score at this venue in T20I cricket is 132, which is probably going to be 20-30 less in comparison to where Afghanistan or New Zealand would want to be, during their upcoming clash. 

Team Analysis

New Zealand

New Zealand’s batting lineup will be dependent on their captain Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, and Glenn Phillips, making key contributions right throughout their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign. On the bowling side of things, the experience of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, and Ish Sodhi, could prove to be vital for the Blackcaps on pitches where they will get some assistance.

New Zealand squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee


In their opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024, Afghanistan openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran smashed the Uganda bowlers, playing a key role in helping them post an above-par total of 183 runs on the board. In defending the total, Fazalhaq Farooqi picked up the first five-wicket haul of the tournament, demolishing the Uganda batting lineup in the process, bundling them out for just 58 runs.

Afghanistan squad for T20 World Cup 2024

Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik

Match Prediction

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New Zealand are one of the most well-rounded teams in the T20 World Cup 2024, which could prove to be too hot to handle for Afghanistan in their upcoming clash.

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