- Teams from New Zealand and Afghanistan will meet today
- All hopes of India’s entry into the semifinals rest on this match
The teams from New Zealand and Afghanistan will meet on Sunday in the Group 2 match of the Super-12 stage of the T20 World Cup. In this very important match, the breath of the Indian team will stop, because all their hopes of entering the semifinals rest on this match. Along with the India team, millions of Indians will also pray for the victory of Afghanistan in this match. This match will be played in Abu Dhabi from 3:30 p.m.
If New Zealand wins, the doors to the semi-finals will be closed for India, because New Zealand will have 8 points and India will not be able to score that many points even after winning the last match.
… then India’s chances will prevail
If Afghanistan beats New Zealand, then its modest hopes will remain, while India’s chances will be strong. He has to win the last game by a good margin. India’s last league game against Namibia will remain a formality if New Zealand wins.
The mood of the New Zealand team is high. In the game against Namibia, Jimmy Neesham and Glenn Phillips gave the team a good score, recovering from the failure of the first order. New Zealand has a strong bowling attack that will prove to be a problem for Afghanistan’s batsmen.
Afghanistan’s hitters have done well with the strength of their spinners so far. His hitters, however, will now face Trent Boult, Tim Southee, pacemaker Adam Milne and spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner who are in excellent shape.
Will Rashid Khan’s ‘Spinning Magic’ Work?
If Afghanistan’s batsmen can score well, then the bowlers under Rashid Khan’s leadership can work wonders. Mujeeb ur Rahman’s injury has weakened the bowling attack, but they can take advantage of Kiwi bowlers’ weakness against spin. The good news is that Mujeeb, who spins with his right arm, has already recovered from the injury.
In batting, New Zealand will expect a good start from Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell, after which captain Kane Williamson will take the lead.
The teams are as follows:
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jameson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.
Afghanistan: Rashid Khan, Rehmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen Ul Haq, Hamid Ahmedin Hasanf, Farid Ahmed Hasanf.