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World T20 Cup Match 40 Fantasy Tips: New Zealand vs Afghanistan – Key Players, Probable XI and More

If the Kiwis win though they will be through to the semifinals and both India and Afghanistan will not progress to the semis irrespective of the result of India's last match against Namibia.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 7 November 2021 8:58 am

Match Details

Date: November 7, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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New Zealand and Afghanistan will play perhaps the most anticipated game in the latter half of the Super 12 round Group 2 match. This is because a lot of possibilities depending on this game. While India would want Afghanistan to beat the Kiwis in this match, a victory for Afghans can also mean a historic semifinal qualification for the Mohammad Nabi-led team. If the Kiwis win though they will be through to the semifinals and both India and Afghanistan will not progress to the semis irrespective of the result of India’s last match against Namibia. Meanwhile, Pakistan have already secured qualification from this group. So a big game for both the sides as well as India but an advantage to the Kiwis as they have been one of the top sides in international cricket for years and seem to have a better squad yet again this year.

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Key Players:


From among the wicketkeepers, Mohammad Shahzad has to be the preferred pick. This is because while either Shahzad and Devon Conway have taken the tournament by storm by so far, Shahzad bats at the top of the order giving him the opportunity to fetch a few extra points with the help of boundaries during powerplay restrictions. Even Conway could be included depending on the balance of the side and the credits left.

Martin Guptill, Hazratullah Zazai, Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson are the batting options who could be considered for this match for selection in the Fantasy side. Mohammad Nabi along with James Neesham seems to be the go-to pick at this stage for the all-rounder options while Rashid Khan, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, and Naveen ul Haq have been the best options with the ball on current form. Keep an eye on Mujeeb ur Rahman’s fitness and have him in the squad, if fit.

Team 1


Team 2


Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan

Best 14:

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Shahzad, Devon Conway
Batters: Martin Guptill, Hazratullah Zazai, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson
All-rounders: James Neesham, Mohammad Nabi,
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.


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