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New Zealand will be up against Afghanistan in the 14th match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024. The match will be played at the Guyana National Stadium on June 8 at 05:00 AM IST.

NZ vs AFG (New Zealand vs Afghanistan), Match 14 - Match Information

Match: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Match 14
Date: June 8, 2024
Time: 05:00 AM IST
Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

NZ vs AFG (New Zealand vs Afghanistan), Match 14 Preview

Afghanistan have played 1 match in the tournament and they are ranked first on the points table, New Zealand are playing their first game of this tournament. In their last 4 games, New Zealand have won 2 games and lost 2.

Both teams last played against each other in the Super 12 - Match 40 of the ICC World Twenty20, 2021, where Trent Boult scored the highest fantasy points for New Zealand with 89 match fantasy points while Najibullah Zadran topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Afghanistan with 101 match fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Uganda, Afghanistan beat Uganda by 125 runs. The top fantasy player for Afghanistan was Fazalhaq Farooqi who scored 183 fantasy points.

NZ vs AFG, Guyana National Stadium Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 149 runs. The pitch at the Guyana National Stadium is a balanced one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions.

Weather Report for Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

The temperature will hover around 26°C with 92% humidity. 2.16 m/s winds are expected. Light rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

NZ vs AFG, Head-to-Head

In the only match played between these 2 teams, Afghanistan lost against New Zealand. New Zealand's bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the batters have earned the most fantasy points for Afghanistan.

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ibrahim Zadran 5 216 54 0 - 70, 9, 26, 101, 10 -
Finn Allen 5 81 16.2 0 - 13, 6, 32, 22, 8 -
Mark Chapman 5 143 47.7 0 - 12, 8, 87, 19, 17 -
  1. Ibrahim Zadran

    Ibrahim Zadran is a batter with an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches, this player has scored 216 runs.

  2. Finnley Hugh Allen

    Finn Allen is a wicket-keeper with an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a differential pick in your team. Finn Allen is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches, he has scored 13, 6, 32, 22 and 8 runs.

  3. Mark Sinclair Chapman

    Mark Chapman can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 27 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 6.8. Mark Chapman is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 5 matches, he has scored 12, 8, 87, 19 and 17 runs. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 1 wicket in recent matches.

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4 1 - 7 12.7 0, 0, 0, 1, 0 5, 0, 1, 0, 1
Rashid Khan 3 17 17 5 10.6 2, 0, 15, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Tim Southee 4 4 - 4 34 0, 0, 4, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 0, 2
  1. Fazalhaq Farooqi

    Fazalhaq Farooqi is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Fazalhaq Farooqi has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. He is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and in the recent 4 matches, this player has taken 7 wickets at an average of 12.7.

  2. Rashid Khan Arman

    Rashid Khan is a bowler with an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Rashid Khan is a leg-break googly bowler and in the recently played 3 matches, he has taken 5 wickets at an average of 10.6. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 1 wicket in recent matches. 

  3. Timothy Grant Southee

    Tim Southee can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 61 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.7. Tim Southee bowls right-arm medium-fast and in the recent 4 matches, he has taken 4 wickets at an average of 34. This player has been successful against this team, taking 2 wickets in recent matches. 

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Michael Bracewell 3 50 25 2 49.5 0, 23, 27, 0, 0 0, 0, 0, 1, 1
James Neesham 3 33 33 2 17 0, 16, 11, 0, 6 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
Azmatullah Omarzai 3 53 26.5 1 51 5, 0, 48, 0, 0 0, 0, 0, 1, 0
  1. Michael Gordon Bracewell

    Michael Bracewell is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 58 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. Michael Bracewell is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 50 runs. This player can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling off-break and in recent matches, he has taken 2 wickets at an average of 49.5 per match.

  2. James Douglas Sheahan Neesham

    James Neesham is an all-rounder with an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. James Neesham is a left-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, he has scored 33 runs. This player is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium-fast and in recent matches, he has taken 2. James Neesham has been successful against this team, taking 1 wicket in recent matches. 

  3. Azmatullah Omarzai

    Azmatullah Omarzai can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Azmatullah Omarzai has an average of 43 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.5. He is a right-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 53 runs. Azmatullah Omarzai can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling right-arm medium-fast and in recent matches, he has taken 1 wicket.

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4 1 - 7 12.7 0, 0, 0, 1, 0 5, 0, 1, 0, 1
Ibrahim Zadran 5 216 54 0 - 70, 9, 26, 101, 10 -
Finn Allen 5 81 16.2 0 - 13, 6, 32, 22, 8 -
Michael Bracewell 3 50 25 2 49.5 0, 23, 27, 0, 0 0, 0, 0, 1, 1
James Neesham 3 33 33 2 17 0, 16, 11, 0, 6 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
  1. Fazalhaq Farooqi

    Fazalhaq Farooqi is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Fazalhaq Farooqi has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. He is a left-arm fast-medium bowler and in the recent 4 matches, this player has taken 7 wickets at an average of 12.7.

  2. Ibrahim Zadran

    Ibrahim Zadran is a batter with an average of 63 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches, this player has scored 216 runs.

  3. Finnley Hugh Allen

    Finn Allen is a wicket-keeper with an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a differential pick in your team. Finn Allen is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches, he has scored 13, 6, 32, 22 and 8 runs.

  4. Michael Gordon Bracewell

    Michael Bracewell is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 58 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. Michael Bracewell is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 50 runs. This player can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling off-break and in recent matches, he has taken 2 wickets at an average of 49.5 per match.

  5. James Douglas Sheahan Neesham

    James Neesham is an all-rounder with an average of 54 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. James Neesham is a left-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, he has scored 33 runs. This player is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium-fast and in recent matches, he has taken 2. James Neesham has been successful against this team, taking 1 wicket in recent matches. 

NZ vs AFG Squad Information

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

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

NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Finn Allen

Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and Sediqullah Atal

All-Rounders: Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Azmatullah Omarzai and Karim Janat

Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan and Matt Henry

Captain: Azmatullah Omarzai

Vice-Captain: Finn Allen

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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