ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 did not begin in a great manner for Afghanistan as they lost in their first match against Australia. However, New Zealand won their first game against Sri Lanka and started the tournament on a high note. These two teams are meeting on June 8 for the 13th match of the tournament. Here are the complete match details for this game along with the match prediction:–
Match- Afghanistan vs New Zealand, Match 13 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Venue- The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Date- June 8, 2019
Time- 06:00 pm IST
Predicted Squad for Afghanistan
Hamid Hassan, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Samiullah Shinwari
Predicted Squad for New Zealand
Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ross Taylor
- Current ICC ODI rankings for teams show a huge difference between both these teams. Team New Zealand is at the 4th position while team Afghanistan is at the 10th position. This clearly shows that team New Zealand is stronger and has better chances of winning this game.
- This is not a very high scoring pitch and has an average score of around 220 runs in the first innings. Thus, fans should not expect a huge total being put up on the scoreboard. This game will be a test for the bowlers as how quick they will be able to take the wickets of their opponents.
- Both these teams have not faced each other much in ODI cricket in the past. Their last game against each other was during the 2015 World Cup in which Afghanistan lost to New Zealand. Thus, predicting anything on the basis of the head to head matches is difficult.