T20 World Cup 2024: Match 14, AFG vs NZ Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 WC match? – CricTracker

Afghanistan take on New Zealand at the Providence Stadium in Guyana in the 14th game of the tournament on Saturday, June 8.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 07 Jun 2024, 12:38 IST | Updated – 07 Jun 2024, 14:22 IST

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Asia’s rising team Afghanistan (AFG) will continue their ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 campaign by taking on the mighty New Zealand (NZ). Both sides will lock horns at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, in Match 14 of the tournament on Saturday, June 8. The clash will be the first one of the tournament for New Zealand, as they will be looking to get off to a positive start. 

On the other hand, the clash against New Zealand will be the second one of the tournament for Afghanistan. The side won their first game of the season against Uganda, and they will aim to put in a similar performance against New Zealand as well.

Match Details:

Match Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 14
Venue Providence Stadium in Guyana
Date & Time Saturday, June 8, 5:00 AM IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar App and Website

Providence Stadium, Guyana, Pitch Report

The surface at the Providence Stadium in Guyana is one that is preferred by the bowlers. The average first innings score on such a pitch is 128 runs, and opting to bowl first and limiting the side to a subpar total could be the way to go. 

Probable Playing XIs

Afghanistan (AFG): 

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

New Zealand (NZ): 

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

AFG vs NZ Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 01
Won by New Zealand 01
Won by Afghanistan 00
No Result 00
First-ever Fixture 7th November, 2021
Most-recent Fixture 7th November, 2021

AFG vs NZ Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter of the Match: Ibrahim Zadran

Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran could be the best batter in the upcoming game against New Zealand. Zadran has been in good form as of late, scoring 328 runs in his last 10 matches. His performance could be crucial for the side in the upcoming game.

Check Here: T20 World Cup 2024 Most Runs

Probable Best Bowler of the Match: Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand’s fiery pacer Lockie Ferguson could be the best bowler in the upcoming game against New Zealand. With nine wickets in his last four games, Ferguson could be a crucial part of the upcoming clash and his spell will be key for the Black Caps.

Check Here: T20 World Cup 2024 Most Wickets

Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand to win the match

Scenario 1

Afghanistan win the toss and opt to bowl first

Power Play Score: 35-45

First Innings Score: 160-170       

New Zealand win the match

Scenario 2

New Zealand win the toss and opt to bowl first

Power Play Score: 30-40

First Innings Score: 125-135

New Zealand win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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