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Afghanistan vs New Zealand might be the most-watched cricket match of the T20 World Cup 2021.

New Zealand and Afghanistan face each other on Sunday in what will be one of the most important matches of this T20 World Cup. The match is only crucial for New Zealand but more so for India. If Afghanistan wins, India will be qualified for the semifinals.

Can Pakistan make T20 World Cup 2021 the most viewed World Cup ever?

The match between New Zealand and Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be closely watched by supporters of both nations and a large number of Indian fans.

India’s hopes of qualifying for the semifinals in Dubai are vanishingly small after losing the first two Super 12 matches against Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai.
Thanks to back-to-back high-scoring victories, India, who earlier defeated Namibia and are on track to beat Scotland by a wide margin, will improve their NRR (net run rate). However, their chances of qualifying depend not only on their NRR but also on the New Zealand-Afghanistan match.

Is Afghanistan capable of defeating New Zealand in the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup?

Afghanistan’s defeat in a one-day match at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium would automatically eliminate India from the competition.

New Zealand’s win will add some points to their tally, giving them a total of 8 points. Afghanistan and India (if they defeat Namibia) will have 6 points each in this case. Even if Afghanistan wins, the NRR of New Zealand, Afghanistan and India will decide who finishes second in Group 2.

Can Afghanistan upset India today in the critical T20 World Cup 2021 match?

On November 7, New Zealand and Afghanistan will play their first T20I match against each other, as they have done in previous years. In the absence of a T20I match, there are no numbers to make a favorite between the two teams. Regardless of the format, however, it is clear that on paper New Zealand has by far the better team when it comes to facing Afghanistan.

How capable is Afghanistan?


However, Afghanistan should not and should not be underestimated, especially since the team has extensive experience in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan has won nine of its 12 T20Is at this venue and lost three, while New Zealand has lost only one.

Therefore, it will be exciting to watch if Afghanistan can pull off a win against New Zealand in this crucial match.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand till now?


Readers should know that New Zealand and Afghanistan have played few One-Day Internationals against each other. New Zealand defeated Afghanistan by 6 and 7 wickets in the 2015 and 2019 ICC Cricket World Cups in Napier and Taunton respectively.

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