Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat in a T20 World Cup match against New Zealand on Sunday.
Spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman has returned to the Afghanistan team after recovering from injury, while New Zealand have not made any changes in the playing XI.
New Zealand will win this match and enter the final. With the victory of New Zealand, India’s journey in this World Cup will come to an end. If Afghanistan wins the match, India’s chances of entering the semi-finals will increase.
If Afghanistan wins this match then everything will come down to net run rate. Then the Indian team will also play their last match against Namibia accordingly.
In this group two match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, two teams will play on the field, but the Afghanistan team will get full support from the Indian fans at the stadium.
This will be the first T20 International match between the two. Talking about the record, while New Zealand has lost only one T20 match at the Abu Dhabi ground, Afghanistan has won nine out of 12 matches played here and lost three. Afghanistan has a lot of experience playing in Abu Dhabi.
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– Amol Muzumdar (@ amolm11) 7 Nov 2021
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib, Usman Ghani, Naveen-ul-Haq, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Hamid Hasan, Najeebullah Zadran, Shahid Hassan , Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Farid Ahmed.
New Zealand : Ken Williamson (capt), Todd Astle, Trent Bolt, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Sentner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.