AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, 13th ODI, World Cup 2019: Preview | M Shahzad ruled out

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AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, 13th ODI, World Cup 2019: Preview | M Shahzad ruled out

Afghanistan and New Zealand will face-off in the 13th match of World Cup 2019 at Taunton. We will provide AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.


Team Afghanistan lost both of their encounters yet in World Cup’19 mainly due to batting failure. Except for Najibullah Zadran and Rahmat Shah, All other batsmen are yet to fire. Their bowlers, more importantly, Rashid and Nabi have performed well for the team. Afghanistan will be eager to put a spirited performance against Kiwis and open their account in WC’19.

Previous Encounter

Afghanistan lost to Sri Lanka by 34 runs under DLS in a 41-over match. Bowling first, Mohammad Nabi bowled brilliantly to take four wicket-haul and was supported by Rashid and Dawlat who took two scalps each to restrict Sri Lanka at 201. In the chase, Hazratullah Zazai gave attacking start to the team but lost his wicket cheaply. After that, Najibullah Zadran and Gulbadin Naib played good knocks with former scoring 43 runs but were ultimately left behind by 34 runs.

New Zealand

Table-toppers New Zealand has won both of their encounters yet in WC’19 and is performing well as a team. Matt Henry is in lethal form taking seven scalps in two matches along with Boult and Ferguson while Guptill, Munro, Williamson and Ross Taylor have been contributing well with the bat. They will hope to put a dominating show against Afghanistan and continue the winning momentum ahead.

Previous Encounter

New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 2 wickets. Bowling first, Matt Henry starred with the ball taking four scalps and was supported by Trent Boult to restrict Bangladesh at 244. Chasing the target, Openers Munro and Guptill got out after good start. After that Ross Taylor along with Kane Williamson played crucial knocks of 82 and 40 respectively to successfully chase the target.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

Also read: ENG vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction, 12th ODI, World Cup 2019: Preview | Liam Plunkett can play

When and Where:

AFG vs NZ, 13th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
06:00 PM, 8th June 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 219
Average 2nd innings score: 194

Pitch will be highly batting friendly. Pacers may find some initial support if overcast conditions are present.


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

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

Team News:


Mohammad Shahzad is ruled out of World Cup 2019 due to injury. Ikram Ali Khil has been announced as a replacement. Noor Ali zadran or A Afghan can replace M Shahzad in the playing XI. In this case Rahmat Shah will do wicket-keeping.

Hazratullah Zazai will open the innings with Noor Ali Zadran. Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi and Najibullah Zadran will follow them.

M Nabi and Gulbadin Naib will play the role of an allrounder. Rashid Khan can also contribute with the bat.

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Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan will lead the pace attack along with G Naib. Rashid Khan and M Nabi will be the key spinners.

New Zealand:

Colin Munro and Martin Guptill will open the innings. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham will follow them.

James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Mitchell Santner will play the role of an allrounder.

Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will lead the pace attack along with James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme while Mitchell Santner will handle the spin department.

No changes are expected in their playing XI. However, They can include extra spinner Ish Sodhi in place of Colin de Grandhomme.

Probable Playing XI:

Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran/A Afghan, Rahmat Shah (wk), H Shahidi, M Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan.

Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), J Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme/Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry.

AFGH vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction:

Team updated.

I Ali Khil(wk)
M Guptill
C Munro
K Williamson (C)
Rahmat Shah
M Nabi (Vc)
G Naib
M Henry
Trent Boult (Vc2)
L Ferguson
Rashid Khan

C and Vc Choices: K Williamson, Trent Boult, M Guptill, Ross Taylor, M Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan.

Key Players for NZ vs AFG Dream11:

H Zazai
M Nabi
Rahmat Shah
Rashid Khan
G Naib
Najibullah Zadran
Hamid Hassan

New Zealand:
K Williamson
M Guptill
Ross Taylor
Trent Boult
Matt Henry
C Munro
J Neesham
L Ferguson
M Santner

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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