All eyes will be on the T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 game between Afghanistan and New Zealand on Sunday as India’s chances of reaching the semi-final depends heavily on the said encounter in Abu Dhabi.
India don’t have their fate in control but they are not even out of the semi-final race yet,
thanks to a crucial battle in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage.
Only England, Australia and Pakistan have confirmed their berths in the semi-final stage so far as a
3-way race is on for the final spot in the final four of T20 World Cup 2021.
New Zealand are favourites to get a place in semi-final as a win on Sunday will seal their qualification
while Afghanistan and India have to wait for other results to go their way.
An Afghanistan win will increase India’s chances as New Zealand will be stopped from getting to 8 points.
India, who are with 4 points from 4 matches and also has the best Net Run Rate in Group 2,
are likely to go through if Afghanistan defeats New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and they crush Namibia in Monday’s match in Dubai.
Ahead of the exciting game, support has been pouring in for Afghanistan as Indian fans have taken to social media
to wish Afghans the best for their Sunday’s game against New Zealand.
Notably, India found themselves in a spot of bother after losing back to back two matches of their T20 World Cup campaign for the first time in history.
India were beaten by arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets in their World Cup opener and they slipped to an 8-wicket defeat to New Zealand in their next game.
However, India bounced back with big wins over Afghanistan and Scotland to keep their semi-final hopes alive.
From wishing Rashid Khan to advising proper rest for the Afghanistan team,
India fans have been actively supporting Nabi’s men.
All eyes will be on the availability of mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman as he missed his last two matches due to a niggle.
If the Afghan batters can put up a sizeable score, then the bowling unit with Rashid Khan at the forefront
could be more than a destructive.