New Zealand vs Afghanistan 14th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand is gearing up to face Afghanistan in the 14th match of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game is scheduled to take place at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, kicking off at 5:00 AM IST on June 8.

New Zealand has a reputation for being a consistent performer in ICC events, consistently making it to the top 4. Despite not clinching an ICC tournament victory yet, they’re considered strong contenders for the title in this edition and will be looking for a winning start.

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Afghanistan, though ranked lower than New Zealand, shouldn’t be underestimated. They showed their strength in their first game against Uganda, securing a massive victory by 125 runs.

While New Zealand might seem stronger on paper, they’ll likely face a tough challenge from Afghanistan’s spinners. How they handle this challenge could ultimately determine the outcome of the match.

This is not an easy wicket to bat. The new ball has done a bit while the slow nature of the surface has made spinners look very threatening. Any score of 150-160 can be very challenging to chase.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan 14th Match ICC T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, , Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi