Today Match Predictions – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 21st Match, Cricket Betting Tips and Playing XI prediction

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, New Zealand vs Afghanistan

New Zealand and Afghanistan will play against each other in the 21st match of the T20 World Cup 2022. The game will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and both teams are into the game with contrasting momentum.

While New Zealand defeated Australia comprehensively, Afghanistan lost to England by 5 wickets. The two teams will play with each other to find out what the future of the points table is going to look like.

New Zealand may not be too stressed to get the match for themself, and Afghanistan might be very worried about winning the game. The Mohammad Nabi-led team has to win against New Zealand if they want to be taken seriously in the tournament.

NZL vs AFG Head-to-Head Matches Records

Afghanistan and New Zealand faced each other in 1 match in the ICC T20 World Cup tournament. New Zealand won that game, and Afghanistan won none. The highest total by Afghanistan is 124 runs, which New Zealand managed to score.

NZL vs AFG T20 2022 venue & pitch report 

The MCG pitch is one of the most brutal pitches in the world. While those who have been able to master it, have scored and done well, others quite haven’t. There is a fine line provided between bat and ball. 

The bowlers can do well during the start of the game, while batters can perform well if they linger on for some time. We have seen quality batsmen applying themselves and scoring high on this ground, while bowlers who have used the conditions well, got many wickets. 

Date: 26 October 2022

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Average first & second innings score, highest total

Innings             Both 1st 2nd

Matches                17 17 17

Won (1st inn)         7 7 9

Loss (1st inn)         9 9 7

No Result                1 1 1

NZL vs AFG both team performance on this ground T20

The Kane Williamson-led team decimated Australia in their opening match. Their performance was simply outstanding. Finn Allen and Devon Conway played well, and Jimmy Neesham also finished things really well.

The bowlers never allowed the Australians to trouble them. Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee claimed three wickets, speedster Trent Boult took 2 wickets. It just got to show that there were hardly little or no concerns for New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 Match Playing XI prediction

Both teams have a balanced side. We have no update on the injury from the team management.

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (C), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan T20 today match prediction

New Zealand looks good to win this game. They were able to outplay Australia in the previous game and won convincingly. Afghanistan on the other hand will look to play for some pride. They are passionate about cricket and have produced some quality cricketers over the years.

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