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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson (R) plays a shot as Afghanistan's wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad watches during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between New Zealand and Afghanistan at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on November 7, 2021. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP)

Match No 21 of T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between New Zealand and Afghsnistan(NZ vs Afg) on 26th October 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. Match will start at 01:30PM IST and 07:00PM Australian time.  

New Zealand and Afghanistan have played 1 T20I so far that too in T20 World Cup 2021. New Zealand won that match.


New Zealand started their T20 World Cup 2022 on a high by defeating Australia in 1st T20, they are looking high in confidence and looking contender to win match against Afghanistan. In opener vs Australia, all the departments outplayed Australia.

Devon Conway is in purple patch in T20 Cricket , considering his form he will be Captain’s pick in match. Finn Allen and Kane Williamson were also among runs. Glenn Phillips is in good form as well. Jimmy Neesham is good finisher for New Zealand. Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham will be picks in fantasy team.

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Mitchell Santner destroyed Australian top order in World Cup opener, once again same fans will be expecting from him. Santner can be vice-captaincy pick for this match. Trent Boult and Tim Southee are bowlers who are doing well continuously.


Afghanistan is side who has good international stats but they has always struggled against best sides. Even big players from Afghanistan has failed in ICC events. Rahmanullah and Hazratullah doesn’t have good records against big teams.

However, likes of Najibullah, Ibrahim Zadran and Mohammad Nabi are brilliant world class batsmans with Nabi as all-rounder. These all are players to pick from Afghanistan side.

In bowling unit Fazalhaq Farooqi is good fast bowler emerged from Afghan side. Rashid Khan no one can leave from picking in dream11 team. Mujeeb ur Rahman is other bowler who can frustrate opposition batsmans with his variations.

Best Playing XI for New Zealand:-

Finn Allen, Devon Conway(wk), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne/ Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

Best Playing XI for Afghanistan:-

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Dream11 Prediction Team for NZ vs Afg Match:-

Wicket Keepers – Devon Conway(c)

Batsmans – Najibullah Zadran, Kane Williamson, Ibrahim Zadran

All Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner(vc)

Bowlers – Tim Southee, Trent Boult Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Faroqi

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