New Zealand vs Afghanistan Live Scores & Updates: ICC T20 World Cup, Match 14

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score: New Zealand will take on Afghanistan in the 14th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan match details:

  • Date: June 7, 2024
  • Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
  • Time: 6:00 am

New Zealand vs Afghanistan live score: ICC World Cup 2024, match 14

New Zealand vs Afghanistan will clash in the highly anticipated 14th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Friday, June 8.

New Zealand (team news)

New Zealand stands out from most other countries participating in this competition for its adaptability. They have been semi-finalists or runners-up in each of the last six white-ball World Cups, contested in various conditions, from India and the United Arab Emirates to England and Australia. Their diverse skills and tactical acumen allow them to make strategic adjustments on the fly. Afghanistan will have to match and counter this adaptability.

Trent Boult continued to shine in the first overs of IPL 2024, and openers Afghanistan, who recently scored 154 against Uganda, will face a major challenge with swing expected to play a crucial role once again. Left-arm seamers have been particularly problematic for New Zealand’s top-flight, with Finn Allen having been dismissed by them 15 times in T20Is since January 2022. Devon Conway and Kane Williamson have also struggled, falling to left-arm seamers left 5 and 4 times. respectively.

Afghanistan (team news)

Afghanistan has become a popular choice as the ‘second favorite team’ of cricket fans due to their unlikely track record as a cricketing force. They further cemented this reputation with a spectacular performance in the ODI World Cup in India six months ago. Now, in the condensed T20 format, their players are making waves globally and are eager to validate this promotion by advancing beyond the group stage.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Head-to-head records (overall):

Total matches – 1

New Zealand – 1

Afghanistan – 0

Draw – 0

New Zealand vs Afghanistan teams

new zealand team

Team New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman.

afghanistan team

Afghanistan Team: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan(c), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik , Mohammad Ishaq, Noor Ahmad, Nangeyalia Kharote.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Probable XI players

New Zealand Probable XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Philipps, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi/James Neesham

Afghanistan Probable XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (week), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Launch Report: Providence Stadium, Guyana

The pitch is expected to favor the spinners, there will be a lot of help for the bowlers and it will be difficult to make runs as the tournament has suggested so far. Recent weather conditions have been wet, which could affect field conditions on game day. The captain who wins the toss will look to bat second.