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NZ vs AFG, T20 World Cup 2024: Date, Time, Venue, Head To Head, Pitch Report, Key Players, Playing XI and Squad. At the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Saturday, June 8th, the rising cricket side of Asia will confront New Zealand (NZ) in the 2024 T20 World Cup match 14 as part of the ongoing tournament. In this year’s contest, it will be the first time for the Kiwis to participate and they are expected to perform well since it will mark their opening game.  New Zealand will face Afghanistan in the highly anticipated T20 World Cup 2024 at Guyana’s Providence Stadium. 

The match is expected to kick off at 5:00 AM IST so that cricket lovers can watch it live. Afghanistan’s national team for this sport known as AFG is still on its way up but has shown great potential so far hence it should not be underrated or overlooked by any means, shape or form during these matches because anything can happen at any given time in cricket. Meanwhile, Afghanistan will be playing their second match in the series against New Zealand. 

In their opening game, they had convincingly defeated Uganda, proving their strong form and resolve. When they take on New Zealand, they hope to do it again and continue winning. The likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi among others will be pivotal for Afghanistan as they look to give the Kiwis a run for their money. Both teams will want to win in this thrilling encounter at the T20 World Cup 2024 tournament.

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NZ vs AFG Head To Head Stats & Records

Total matches played: 1 match

New Zealand: 1 match

Afghanistan: 0

No Result: 0

Pitch Report

Known for being consequential to bowlers, the Providence Stadium surface in Guyana is a difficult place for batters. The usual score for the first innings is approximately 128 runs which means that bowlers have a big say in the outcome of the game. When Afghanistan won the toss they may opt to bowl to take advantage of the conditions and set a modest target for their opponents by disallowing them to bat long. Afghanistan’s spinners Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman as well as New Zealand pacers led by Trent Boult could be some of the players to watch out for in this bowler-friendly track. Bowling first and putting pressure from the word go could be the match-winning strategy.

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NZ vs AFG Key Players To Watch Out

Ibrahim Zadran

Before the forthcoming match opposite New Zealand, Ibrahim Zadran of Afghanistan becomes a potential star batsman. Zadran has recently been in good form, scoring 328 runs in his last 10 games. His input may be crucial for Afghanistan in the next game.

Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand’s high-speed bowler Lockie Ferguson could become the finest bowler in the match against New Zealand. He has taken nine wickets in the last four games and might be a significant player in the next battle. The Black Caps need a big performance from him.

NZ vs AFG: Probable Playing XIs

Afghanistan Playing XI

Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Noor Ahmad, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Rashid Khan (c), Gulbadin Naib.

New Zealand Playing XI

Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Kane Williamson (c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell.

NZ vs AFG Full Squads for T20 World Cup 2024

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

NZ Full Squad: Kane Williamson, 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, Ben Sears.