Who Will Win Today’s New Zealand vs Afghanistan 14th T20 2024?

The 2024 T20 World Cup progresses with an intriguing match between New Zealand and Afghanistan in the 14th game of the tournament. The match will be held at Providence Stadium, Guyana, and will start at 5:00 AM IST on June 8.

New Zealand Overview

New Zealand has been one of the most consistent teams in ICC events, frequently reaching the top four but yet to clinch an ICC trophy. They are considered favorites for this World Cup edition and aim to start their campaign with a victory.

Afghanistan Overview

Despite being lower in rankings compared to New Zealand, Afghanistan has shown they can compete with the best. They started their tournament impressively, defeating Uganda by a massive 125 runs. Afghanistan’s spinners will be a crucial factor in this matchup.

Match Details

  • Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
  • Date & Time: June 8, 5:00 AM IST
  • Weather: Rain is predicted, with an 80% chance of precipitation, suggesting a possible curtailed game.

Broadcast and Live Streaming

  • TV Channels: Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport
  • Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video, SuperSport

Toss Prediction

Teams have had more success chasing in the T20 World Cup, so both captains will likely prefer to field first upon winning the toss.

Pitch Report

The Providence Stadium pitch has been challenging for batters, with the new ball causing trouble and spinners proving effective on the slow surface. A score of 150-160 could be very competitive.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI: 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 XI: 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

Match Prediction

New Zealand’s consistent performance in ICC events and a balanced squad make them the favorites against Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s spinners could pose a challenge, but New Zealand’s depth in batting and a strong bowling lineup are expected to secure them a win.

Prediction: New Zealand to beat Afghanistan

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