Team New Zealand will take on Afghanistan today at the County Ground in Taunton. On one hand, where New Zealand, who occupies the number one spot at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table would want to keep up their winning momentum, Team Afghanistan would want to win their first game. Both teams have had quite a contrasting fortune in the tournament so far. The Black Caps have won both their games, whereas, Afghanistan is yet to win a game in CWC 2019. Afghanistan vs New Zealand Cricket Score 13th ODI Match.
Ahead of the game, Ross Taylor said, “I think against Afghanistan, they have a lot of spins there, so something to factor in. But two from two, that was what we wanted to do and we were able to do it." The team did not rule out the fact that Afghanistan is quite a dangerous side. Team New Zeland won their first game against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets but had to toil very hard for a victory against Bangladesh. Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: On-Song NZ Look for Hat-Trick of Wins Against AFG.
The onus of Team Afghanistan will be on the players like Mohammad Nabi who registered a staggering figure of 4-30 against the Sri Lankans. The team would also want their senior medium pacer, Mirwais Ashraf, to fire. The team would also want the batsmen to do well in the game to register their first win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.