The 13th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will see a zealous Afghanistan locking horns with a ruthless New Zealand, when they clash on June 8. The day-night encounter will take place at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, and will begin at 06.00 PM (IST). New Zealand has earned four points in two games, and Afghanistan hasn’t even opened their account after playing in the equal number of matches so far. Afghanistan vs New Zealand Cricket Score 13th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The viewers who love to play fantasy cricket, for e.g. Dream11 cricket, are in for a treat, as it will help them score more points in the contest. Here, we look at the stats, records, past numbers, and the current form, and on the basis of that, we pick the best 11 comprising of best batsmen, bowlers, and wicket-keepers, and all-rounders for the Dream11 team. Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: On-Song NZ Look for Hat-Trick of Wins Against AFG.
AFG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction – Wicket-Keepers
The new rules now allow 4 wicket-keepers in the side. However, looking at the options available, one can wisely select Mohammad Shahzad – the sole wicket-keeping batsman in this team. Shahzad has been a high-impact player for Afghanistan for a long time now, and there are chances that he’ll outperform Tom Latham in the match. AFG vs NZ, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rashid Khan vs Kane Williamson and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for at County Ground in Taunton.
AFG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction – Batsmen
The batting odds are highly skewed in New Zealand’s favour. However, the only Afghanistan player featuring in this Dream11 team is Asghar Afghan – who has been their batting mainstay for a long time. As for their opponents, i.e. New Zealand, the list will feature the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Martin Guptill. If New Zealand wins the toss and elect to bat first, it’ll be delighting to see the Kiwi batsmen pile up misery, if they do.
AFG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction – All-rounders
You can pick 1-4 all-rounders in the Dream11 team. However, in this AFG vs NZ Dream11 team, it will be New Zealand’s Colin De Grandhomme, who’ll be the sole representation in this category. The choice is the best available option between the two sides. If de Grandhomme performs in the match, be ready to fetch some extra points.
AFG vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction – Bowlers
Choosing the remaining four slots for the bowlers was a tough ask, as the bowling units of both the teams have performed amazingly well. However, to keep the team composition intact, we will choose Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan from Afghanistan, and Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson from New Zealand. The battle between spin and pace will be a sight to watch for the fans.
Afghanistan vs New Zealand Dream11 Team: – Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar Afghan, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill (vc), Colin de Grandhomme, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson.
Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill happen to be the best two players in the side. Hence, both Williamson and Guptill will be the captain and vice-captain respectively.
Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 13 Video Preview
Afghanistan Full 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, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
New Zealand Full Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, and Jimmy Neesham.