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AFGH vs NZ Dream 11 Prediction
The 13th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and New Zealand at Taunton today. While New Zealand have won both their matches so far, Afghanistan have ended up on the losing side twice.
The top of the table vs the bottom of the table clash will take place at a venue which hosted its last ODI way back in 1999. While the Kiwis would be looking to register another win to further consolidate their position, the Afghans would be looking to register their maiden victory in the tournament.
Wicket-keepers for AFGH vs NZ Dream 11
Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad getting ruled out of the tournament has unequivocally come as a huge blow for Afghanistan. Had he been playing, he would have undoubtedly featured in my fantasy team as the first-choice wicket-keeper batsman.
In his absence, I am going with New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham. Possessing the ability of playing the spinners well, Latham will put forward a tough challenge against the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.
Batsmen for AFGH vs NZ Dream 11
The only specialist Afghani batsman in my squad is Rahmat Shah. At No. 3, Rahmat will be looking to take the onus on himself especially in Shahzad’s absence. The reason why I haven’t picked their opening batsman Hazratullah Zazai is because his style of batting in overcast conditions against Trent Boult and Matt Henry is likely to be found wanting.
Among the New Zealand batsmen, I have picked opening batsman Colin Munro, captain Kane Williamson and veteran batsman Ross Taylor. Having looked good in the tournament so far, if Munro gets going, he is bound to earn significant points for you.
Given their experience and what they promise, both Williamson and Taylor are the automatic selections which one ought to have in his/her fantasy team.
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All-rounders for AFGH vs NZ Dream 11
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi bowling an inspiring spell against Sri Lanka turned the match for his side. In a bid to aid his team to a maiden victory in the tournament, the veteran all-rounder will look to replicate his performance against the Kiwis.
I have also selected Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib in my squad. The 28-year old cricketer has impressed one and all with both his batting and bowling in the tourney so far. With the mantle falling on him more often than not, Naib’s dual abilities should yield results for you.
Other than registering bowling figures of 10-1-41-1 in the last match, what New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner did the best was score 17* (12) with the help of two fours. The maturity which the 27-year old cricketer displayed with the bat in hand was worth the praise. Santner’s left-arm orthodox bowling is most likely to be a potent weapon against Afghanistan’s right-hand batsmen in today’s encounter.
Bowlers for AFGH vs NZ Dream 11
The only specialist spinner in my squad is Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. Having the skill to deceive the best in the business, Rashid might just pin down the opposition batsmen without them getting their eye in.
Among the fast bowlers, I have picked New Zealand new-ball pair of Trent Boult and Matt Henry. Other than their form, the primary reason behind picking them is the prevailing weather conditions in Taunton. With rain scheduled to happen in the morning, the conditions should support fast bowlers.
Both Boult and Henry having it in them to move the white ball, facing them should be a daunting task for Afghanistan’s top-order batsmen. If New Zealand bowl first, don’t hesitate to name Henry (highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far) as your captain.
If Afghanistan bat first – Matt Henry (c) and Kane Williamson (vc).
If New Zealand bat first – Kane Williamson (c) and Matt Henry (vc).