Afghanistan VS New Zealand 2019 WORLD CUP MATCH: PLAYING XI, PITCH REPORT & PLAYERS UPDATE

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Even though Australia survived a West Indies scare , the result highlighted the kind of competition we have in this tournament. Every team is capable of toppling even the best in the business on its day and we have seen this happen quite a number of times in the tournament now. Prior to the beginning of the tournament, Afghanistan were arguably the most probable candidates of toppling any given side on their day, but they’ve so far been listless.

Exactly opposite to them have been the Kiwis, who have won both their matches with considerable ease. Afghanistan have so far failed to have any impact whatsoever in the tournament and it would be interesting to see if they can get something out in their clash against the side which struggled against quality spin in their last encounter.

With two defeats in two matches, Afghanistan, coupled with South Africa, have arguably been the worst performing side in the tournament so far. Their spinners haven’t really been effective on the English surfaces and their batsmen have failed to stay at the wicket for required periods. Their bowling has shown some improvement thus far and if they can continue to build on the same path, things may take an interesting turn for them in their upcoming encounter.

The Kiwis are currently at the top of the table and rightly so. They have been the most complete looking and fluent side in the tournament so far, but considering the fact that their middle order was found struggling in their last match, it may not hold true for very long. stopping the Black Caps might turn out to be too difficult for high-spirited Afghanistan.

Pitch report & Weather forecast

Weather Report:  Weather is turning out to be moderate rain. The daytime temperature is going to reach 11 °c and the temperature is going to dip to 3 °c at night. We expect around 24.5 mm of precipitation to fall and cloud covering 92% of the sky, the humidity will be around 88%.

Pitch Report : The pitch was excellent one for batting. The venue is set to be hosting its first ODI since the 1999 World Cup. In the last five List A games, the average score was 315. While only two of the games were won by the chasing teams, teams may still opt to field first bearing in mind the weather conditions.  

STATISTICS OF THE VENUE

  • Avg 1st inn score: 263
  • Avg 2nd inn score: 250
  • Highest Total: 373/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL
  • Lowest Total: 216/10 (420.3 Ov) by IND vs SL

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

New Zealand 2019 World Cup Squad

Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor

Afghanistan 2019 World Cup Squad

Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman

Best World Cup 2019 Fantasy Team for League11

Suggested Playing X1 No. 1 for League11

keeper – TOM LATHAM

Batsman – NA ZARDAN, R SHAH, KS WILLIAMSON, MARTIN GUPTIL(C)

Allrounder –MITCHEL SANTNER, GULBADIN NAIB, M NABI(VC)

Bowler – TENT BOULT, MJ HENRY, R KHAN

Suggested Playing X1 No. 1 for League11

keeper – TOM LATHAM

Batsman – NA ZARDAN, R SHAH, ROSS TAYLOR, MARTIN GUPTIL, COLIN MUNRO(C)

Allrounder – COLIN DE GRANDHOMME, M NABI(VC)

Bowler – RENT BOULT, LOCKIE FERGUSON, RASHID KHAN

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Afghanistan vs New Zealand 2019 World Cup Match Details

13th match, ICC Cricket World Cup at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England.

8 June 2019, 6:00 PM IST

TV Channels – Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Star Sports, Ten Cricket, Super Sports, ESPN Caribbean, BTV, GTV, ATN Cricket Plus, Willow TV

Live Sreaming – Hotstar, Sky Go, Now TV, Kayo, SonyLiv

NEW ZEALAND is favorite team to win this match.

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