ABOUT THE MATCH
New Zealand, coming fresh after a nervy win against Bangladesh, will aim for an improved batting performance when they take on Afghanistan in their third match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in Taunton on Saturday.
The team winning the toss is going to want to bat second. Teams have preferred to chase in the World Cup so far.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
A couple of morning showers; otherwise, clouds yielding to some sun; breezy. A score of around 320-340 should be considered par if the full 50 overs can be played out.
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Batting was always going to be the biggest concern for Afghanistan in World Cup 2019 and that is exactly what caused their loss in the previous matches.
Against New Zealand, the Afghan batsmen are going to be up against one of the weakest bowling sides in the cricket world cup.
This is Afghanistan’s best chance to win a match in the ICC World Cup 2019 and they will be aware of this. Hopefully, it should not cause them to veer away from their natural game if they play with good batting consistency.
|Top 3 batsman Afghanistan||Top 3 Middle Order Afghanistan||Top 3 Bowler Afghanistan|
|Rahmat Shah||Gulbadin Naib||M Nabi|
|Ikram Ali Khil (WK)||Najibullah Zadran||R Khan|
|Hazratullah Zazal||Mohammad Nabi||D Zadran|
The Kiwis are a very good ODI side that is capable of beating any other side on its day.
New Zealand, much like they did in 2015, has been building up their success in the tournament with their aggressive but disciplined fast bowling.
This is a top-7 where there is plenty of power, proven ability to score centuries, and most of the players are in good form.
This is a New Zealand squad that has all bases covered and is experienced enough to know what it takes to win on the big stage.
|Top 3 batsman New Zealand||Top 3 Middle Order New Zealand||Top 3 Bowler New Zealand|
|C Munro||Ross Taylor||Matt Henry|
|Martin Guptill||Henry Nicholls||T Boult|
|Kane Williamson (c)||Tom Latham||M Santer|
OUR FANTASY LEAGUE PICKS FOR Afghanistan VS New Zealand 13TH ODI ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 ARE MENTIONED BELOW:
|IF New Zealand Bat First||IF Afghanistan Bat First|
|C Munro||Rahmat Shah|
|Martin Guptill||Ikram Ali Khil (WK)|
|Najibullah Zadran||Hazratullah Zazal|
|Ross Taylor||Gulbadin Naib|
|Matt Henry||Mohammad Nabi|
|T Boult||R Khan|
|M Santer||D Zadran|
|Ikram Ali Khil (WK)||Martin Guptill|
|Mohammad Nabi||Ross Taylor|
|R Khan||Matt Henry|
|D Zadran||T Boult|