Aakash Chopra predicts winner of Afghanistan vs New Zealand game
Indian fans are supporting Afghanistan in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup match against New Zealand. If Mohammad Nabi & Co. defeat the Black Caps, Team India will have a chance to qualify for the semi-finals. However, if New Zealand win, the Men in Blue will be eliminated.
Meanwhile, former India opener Aakash Chopra has predicted New Zealand’s win against Afghanistan in the all-important clash.
Speaking in his latest YouTube video, Chopra opined that New Zealand have a better team that can thump Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.
“You know how things go with my predictions, so I am trying to reverse jinx now. I am saying New Zealand will win because it’s the better team and when I am saying they’ll win it’s possible the prediction will reverse,” Chopra said.
New Zealand is second place on the points table but India have the best run rate of +1.619 in their group. “This is a very interesting situation…India hasn’t defeated either Pakistan or New Zealand, and only Afghanistan (among the big teams). If India qualifies to the semifinals after just defeating Afghanistan, then how is it fair?
If New Zealand can’t defeat Afghanistan, they have no right to reach the semi-finals. And Afghanistan is thinking that ‘I have lost to India, but I just need to defeat New Zealand to go through’. That’s not the kind of tournament that you want. I don’t like this group much, to be honest,” he further said.