It’s the second match of the Saturday doubleheader. New Zealand, who are at the top of the points table are up against rising and emerging cricketing nation Afghanistan who are at the bottom of the points table. Though this match is not looking as thrilling but Afghanistan can upset any team on its given day. Let’s Discuss AFG vs NZ Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Match Details: New Zealand vs Afghanistan
Date: 08th June, 2019
Time: 06:00 PM IST
Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Pitch Report: This will the first match of the world cup that would be played at this ground. Average Score at this ground is 250, but if Afganistan put to bat, the score reduces to more. Like all England pitches, it will also offer some seam and swing for the fast bowlers.
Afghanistan: GulbadinNaib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, HazratullahZazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, HashmatullahShahidi, NajibullahZadran, SamiullahShinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, DawlatZadran, AftabAlam, Hamid Hassan and MujeeburRahman.
New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, IshSodhi
AFG vs NZ Fantasy Tips:
New Zealand:New Zealand are off to rollicking start to their world cup campaign, they are at the top of the table with 2 wins in 2 matches and with the kind of cricket that they are playing, 3rd win is not so far. They do not have big names in the lineup but each player on a given day do his job and try to win the game for his team. From the last to game, Matt Henry has led the bowling attack with 7 wickets in 2 matches. He has swung the new ball and troubled the batsman and with his slower once’s and bouncer has been effective in the death. In the batting department, Ross Taylor has been the star of the previous match (MOM with a match-winning 82). Their batting needs to solidify as 2 allrounder doesn’t give you great assurance in the batting. They heavily rely on Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor.
Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Afghanistan:Naib’s men are at the bottom of the points table. The loss against Srilanka would have dented their confidence as the game was in their hands and they have given it to the opposition. At one point it looked like Srilanka will score around 300, but Nabi exceptional spin bowling reduced the target to mere 187 runs which were to be chased in 41 overs. Mohammad Shahzad and Zazai gave them a platform to build but furry of wicket fell which was the reason for the defeat. They could not counter the swing bowling from Malinga and NuwanPradeep. If they have any chance of winning their upcoming match, they need to post around 250 runs on the board as they have the bowling which could defend this total
Probable XI: Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
AFG vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – Rahmat Shah, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson(C)
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Colin de Grandhomme
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Trent Boult, Matt Henry
Afghanistan vs New Zealand Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Tom Latham
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor(C), Hazratullah Zazai
All-Rounders – Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Colin De Grandhomme
Bowlers – Matt Henry, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan(VC), Mujib Ur Rahman,
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Rashid Khan
- Mohammad Nabi
- Martin Guptill
Grand League Choice:
- Hashmatullah Shahidi
- Trent Boult
PUNT: Trent Boult
ICC 2019 Prediction
There is a great difference in the quality of cricket between the 2 nations but this match could be upset for New Zealand if Afghanistan batsman plays well.
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Post Match Updates
New Zealand won by 7 Wickets.
Man of the Match:James Neesham