England vs New Zealand Match Details
- England are the favorite to win the Saturday match and start the World Cup on a promising note.
- Englishmen scored an easy victory over Pakistan in their warm-up game by six wickets.
- Afghanistan won their warm-up match against Bangladesh by 62 runs.
In the second Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, England will be clashing against Afghanistan at the Perth Stadium on Saturday. England are the clear favorites to get off a dream start in the tournament. They defeated Pakistan in an away seven-match T20I series by 4-3.
The Englishmen followed it up with a scintillating victory against Australia in the three-match T20I series by 2-0. The team also won its warm-up game against Pakistan by six wickets. They chased the target of 161 runs with 14.4 overs. England are likely to continue the winning momentum and take an early lead in the competition.
Coming to Afghanistan, their last international outing came during the Asia Cup 2022. The team looked good at the beginning of the tournament by winning both league games. However, they could not replicate the performance in the Super 12 round and ended up losing all three matches to finish at the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, they must have gained some momentum by winning the warm-up match against Bangladesh. Afghanistan restricted the Tigers to 98 runs to score a victory by 62 runs.