WCT20 2021 – 40th match between New Zealand and Afghanistan

New Zealand vs Afghanistan WCT20 2021

40th Match:

Fortieth match of the tournament between New Zealand and Afghanistan is going to be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on November 7th 2021.

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New Zealand vs Afghanistan History:

Overall:

Matches:

The teams never met with each other in the format. The upcoming outing will be the first between the teams.

The most consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Afghanistan was 0 T20I, yet.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Afghanistan was 0 T20I, yet.

The most consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against New Zealand was 0 T20I, yet.

The longest unbeaten streak for Afghanistan against New Zealand was 0 T20I, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Afghanistan are – – – – -.

World Cup History:

Matches:

The teams never met with each other in the format. The upcoming outing will be the first between the teams.

The most consecutive winning streak for New Zealand against Afghanistan was 0 T20I, yet.

The longest unbeaten streak for New Zealand against Afghanistan was 0 T20I, yet.

The most consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against New Zealand was 0 T20I, yet.

The longest unbeaten streak for Afghanistan against New Zealand was 0 T20I, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Afghanistan are – – – – -.

Points and Rankings:

The match is the comparison between the fourth rank (New Zealand) and seventh rank (Afghanistan) teams. New Zealand is 24 points ahead of Afghanistan.

New Zealand:

T20I:

The team played 154 T20Is. Out of them, the team won 78 times including a couple (2) of wins in a tied game and lost 72 times including 6 defeats in a tied match. 4 matches were called off without any result (No Result).

T20I in WCT20:

The team played 34 T20Is. Out of them, the team won 18 times and lost 16 times including a couple (2) of defeats in a tied outing.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand are WWWLW.

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Afghanistan:

T20I:

The team played 88 T20Is. Out of them, the team won 60 times and lost 28 times including a (1) defeat in a tied match.

T20I in WCT20:

The team played 18 T20I. The team won 7 times and lost 11 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan are LWLWW.

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The Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of New Zealand, then the winning side will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank, whereas the opposite team will lose 2 points without any impact in the ranking. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the winning team will gain 4 points without any impact in the ranking, and the opposite team will lose 3 points without any impact in the ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be sunny and clear throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 0%. So, there would be no chance of rain, as of now The temperature would be between 30 to 31 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 to 14 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease gradually.

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Toss and Pitch:

Team preferred to bat first after winning the toss in 27 games out of 61 outings, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 13 times and lost 14 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WWLLW.

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On the other hand, the teams, who chose to field first, won 19 times and lost 15 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLLWW.

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Overall, 32 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 29 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLWW.

The first batting team won the match 28 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 33 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWWL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 129 runs in 2012, and the highest successful chase was 165 runs in 2015.

The first inning lowest total was 66 runs in 2019 and the highest total was 225 runs in 2013. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings) in 2018 and the highest was 169 runs in 2021.

The batting average of the first innings is 20.47 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand against Afghanistan at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

New Zealand:

The team has a poor record, as the team never won, yet and lost once in an only played outing.

Last 5 (completed) match results of New Zealand at the venue are L – – – -.

Afghanistan:

The team has an extremely good record at the venue, as the team won 9 times and lost 3 times in 12 encounters.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue are LWWWW.

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Tentative XI for both the Teams:

New Zealand:

The side would like to go with a winning XI.

New Zealand Eleven: M. Guptill, D. Mitchell, K. Williamson, D. Conway, G. Phillips, J. Neesham, M. Santner, A. Milne, T. Southee, I. Sodhi, T. Boult

Afghanistan:

The team would like to go with M. ur Rahman in place of S. Ashraf, if the former will be fit to play.

Afghanistan Eleven: H. Zazai, M. Shahzad, R. Gurbaz, G. Naib, N. Zadran, M. Nabi, K. Janat, R. Khan, M. ur Rahman, N. ul Haq, H. Hassan 

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.