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AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Grand League Team, Team News: ICC World Cup 2019 | 13th Match

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AFGH vs NZ Dream11 13th Match Prediction | Afghanistan vs New Zealand ICC World Cup 2019

The current table-toppers New Zealand will be locking horns against Afghanistan in the 13th match of ICC World Cup 2019 which will be played at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

Both teams will be playing their third match of the competition. Afghanistan has lost both their games so far against Australia by 7 wickets and against Sri Lanka by 34 runs in a rain-curtailed game. New Zealand, on the other hand, are coming into this contest after registering wins over Sri Lanka by 10 wickets and against Bangladesh by 2 wickets.

Match Schedule

New Zealand vs Afghanistan

Venue: Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Time: June 08, 06:00 PM

The surface at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

There is a rain forecast on Saturday in an otherwise sunny day. It is a good batting strip and with short boundaries on either side of the wicket, batsmen would be relishing their opportunity to bat here.

Venue Stats:

Highest Total: 373/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL, Lowest Total: 101/10 (40.3 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW,

Highest Chased: 231/5 (41 Ov) by ZIM vs KEN, Lowest Defended: 269/10 (48.3 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW.

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Head to Head (ODIs):

Matches Played: 01

New Zealand won: 01

Afghanistan won: 00

Tied: 00

No result: 00

New Zealand vs Afghanistan News

  • Afghanistan have got an injury blow in the form of wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad whose knee injury has forced him to withdraw for the World Cup.
  • The team management has name Ikram Ali Khil as his replacement.
  • There are o such injury concerns in the Blackcaps camp.
  • Tim Southee is still waiting for his chance to feature in the eleven. If he gets a game, he could replace Lockie Ferguson.

AFGH vs NZ Squad:

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

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

Also read: AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction

AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Grand League Teams:

#1: New Zealand’s heavy batting unit

So far the two games New Zealand have played, they have shown sheer domination in the batting line-up. Here we will be focusing on the heavy batting unit of New Zealand.

  • Ross Taylor is currently ranked 3rd in ICC ODI Men’s batting charts. In the year 2019, he has 675 runs to his name at a staggering average of 75.
  • Blackcaps opener Martin Guptill has been in an amazing knick in recent times. In his last 5 ODI innings, he has scored 362 runs.
  • Colin Munro has also played his part with an unbeaten 58 against Sri Lanka and a 24 against Bangladesh.
  • Skipper Kane Williamson is averaging 41 this year and has amassed 410 runs from 11 innings.
  • Wicket-keeper batsmen Tom Latham has got two fifties from his last 4 ODI innings with the best being 59.

#2: Afghanistan’s top bets

  • All-rounder Mohammad Nabi was the difference maker with the ball in the last game against Sri Lanka where he got 4 for 30. Batting lower down the order, he averages 25 this year.
  • Rahmat Shah has been the backbone of Afghanistan’s batting line-up for some time now. In his last 5 ODI innings, he has amassed 224 runs at an average of 44.52.
  • Rashid Khan will be another key pick from Afghanistan as he is capable of delivering with both bat and ball.

#3: Least picked players from Fantasy 11

Key Players


  • Rahmat Shah
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Mohd Nabi
  • Rashid Khan

New Zealand:

  • Martin Guptill
  • Kane Williamson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Trent Boult
  • Matt Henry


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