Match 40: Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Abu Dhabi

Fantasy XI: Daryl Mitchell, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kane Williamson, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Naveen-ul-Haq

Captain: Rashid Khan
No player has taken more wickets in Abu Dhabi than Rashid Khan: he has 30 wickets in 20 games at an economy of 6.21.

Vice-captain: Kane Williamson
Expect the New Zealand captain to lead from the front with the bat in this crucial match. His last five scores in Abu Dhabi are 41, 29, 50*, 67 and 31.

Other Players
Daryl Mitchell: He has scored 398 runs in 11 games at an average of 36.18 and a strike rate of 135.83 while batting in the top order in T20s.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz: He has scored 298 runs at a strike rate of 143.27 in his last ten games for Afghanistan.

Hazratullah Zazai: He has hit the joint second-most sixes in powerplay in this tournament: five sixes in four games.

Mohammad Nabi: He is the leading run-scorer for Afghanistan in this tournament, and his last three scores read 35, 32* and 35.

Gulbadin Naib: He has been contributing in all three facets of the game, and has found a spot in the dream team in the last three games for his two catches, three wickets and 54 runs.

Tim Southee: He is the only player across both these teams to have featured in the dream teams in all their four appearances in this tournament, as he is yet to go wicketless.

Trent Boult: He is the leading wicket-taker for his side in this tournament, with eight wickets in four games at an economy of 6.25.

Ish Sodhi: He is yet to go wicketless in this tournament, having picked up seven wickets in four games.

Naveen-ul-Haq: He has taken the most number of wickets in powerplay in 2021, with 18 wickets in 28 outings.