ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: New Zealand Vs Afghanistan | Match Preview

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The 13th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand and Afghanistan on Saturday, 8th June.

Afghanistan’s losing start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 continued in Cardiff on Tuesday as after bowling Sri Lanka out for just 201, they could not reach their adjusted target and they ultimately fell 34 runs short to lose their 2nd match in a row in the ICC Cricket World cup 2019.

On the other hand, New Zealand made hard work of their victory over Bangladesh on Wednesday as they limped to surpass their opponent’s total of 244 with just 2 wickets left with that victory proving far less comfortable than their first win over Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament.

Venue

The 13th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and Afghanistan will begin at 06:00 pm IST at the County Ground, Taunton.

Squads

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

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

Key Players of the match

 

New Zealand: The best player of spin bowling in the Kiwi setup, Kane Williamson’s skill and experience would come in handy against his IPL teammates, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, in the middle overs. The New Zealand skipper would look to anchor the innings as the other batsmen will try to exploit the short boundaries.

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi once again proved his immense skills as an off-spinner against Sri Lanka. Nabi will look to bring his experience into play once again, to try and fetch first points for Afghanistan in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match between New Zealand and Afghanistan will be available on Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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