T20 World Cup 2022 action continues tomorrow morning with two crucial Group 1 matches as New Zealand take on Ireland while hosts Australia go head to head with Afghanistan. Lwanele Poswayo has prepared his best bets for both Group 1 games with a lot still to play for.
Both games will be played at the Adelaide Oval with New Zealand looking to book their spot into the semifinals and Australia needing a win alongside a significant Net Run Rate swing to advance to the semi-finals in place of either New Zealand or England.
Ireland v New Zealand
The New Zealand opener had a great start to the world cup scoring an unbeaten 92 off 58 balls but has not delivered in his last two games. He will be eager to get some runs against Ireland with his team one win away from a semi-final spot. Back him to be the Black Caps’ top batsman or for him to score 50+ runs.
Highest Individual Score
The average T20I score batting first at Adelaide Oval is 173 and if New Zealand bat first, I would suggest taking the overs on the highest individual score.
Josh Little has been impressive for Ireland since the beginning of last year and has continued his fantastic form at this world cup. He has picked up eight wickets from six games in the tournament and I back him to be Ireland’s top bowler against New Zealand.
Australia v Afghanistan
Even though he hasn’t been at his wicket-taking in the two games that his team has played so far, Rashid Khan has an excellent record at the Adelaide Oval. He is the Bash League’s second-leading wicket-taker at the ground, with 44 at just 6.57rpo. Back him to be Afghanistan’s top bowler against Australia.