Due to incessant rain, the T20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Afghanistan to be held here on Wednesday could not start on time. According to Indian time, this match was to start at 1.30 pm in the afternoon. Earlier in a rain-affected match, Ireland beat England by five runs using the Duckworth-Lewis method.
New Zealand had defeated Australia inside a massive 89 runs in their opening match of the tournament. The team’s form was not good before the tournament but after the batsmen against Australia, the bowlers put in a strong performance. On the other hand, Afghanistan had lost against England.
New Zealand Team: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Michael Bracewell .
Afghanistan Team: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (W), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (C), Azmatullah Omerzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Fareed Ahmed Malik, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Qais Ahmed, Naveen-ul-Haq, Darvesh Rasuli, Mohammad Salim Safi.