Afghanistan and New Zealand will play their final games of the group before the semifinals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

For New Zealand, a victory will send them through; Afghanistan is in with a chance too, but a win for them will likely favor India more.

therefore, The result of the match between New Zealand and Afghanistan will be of huge significance for both teams and India.

Afghanistan might already be one of the most popular choices globally for cricket fans’ second-favorite international team, but when they take the field on Sunday, they’ll have more supporters for them than ever before. Twitter is already full of India fans with Afghanistan flags next to their usernames. R Ashwin has already joked about India offering the services of their physiotherapist to speed up Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s recovery from the injury that’s kept him out of Afghanistan’s last two games.

Which team qualifies for the semis in such a scenario will depend on the net run-rate (NRR) of the two teams, assuming India beat Namibia in their final group game on Monday.

Afghanistan will go up to six points if they beat New Zealand. It will also boost their NRR, which currently stands at +1.481.