The ICC T20 World Cup will be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17. Some teams have announced their teams for the World Cup, including New Zealand. The Kiwi Williamson-led Kiwi squad features strong players such as Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson. At the same time, young batsman Glenn Phillips has also managed to find a place in the team. However, former India cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra has not been impressed with the New Zealand squad for the T20 World Cup and says Afghanistan could face tough competition for Williamson and Kiwi under UAE conditions.
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Speaking on his YouTube channel, Akash said, “Overall this team is great. It is located in the Indian pond where there are also Pakistan and Afghanistan. Afghanistan can also pose tough competition for this team and cause trouble for them. I am being honest. New Zealand is a good team. They perform better than expected and they are capable. He has won the World Test Championship and only missed the 2019 World Cup because of the tie. I doubt they will end their journey on the New Zealand stage this time. Obviously he will surprise everyone, but this is the condition of the UAE. I mean India and Pakistan have plenty of opportunities to shine in this group.
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The former opener New Zealand team seems to be in balance at the World Cup, but according to him, they can be seen fighting in the UAE. India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are in New Zealand Group-2 for the ICC T20 World Cup. His team India is expected to have tough competition there. New Zealand will face Pakistan in the first match of the T20 World Cup on October 26.