Afghanistan vs New Zealand Prediction – World Cup 13th Match

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction Afghanistan vs New Zealand

New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)

  • Date: June 08, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM IST
  • Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

Betting Odds

Afghanistan – 5.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.500 if Afghanistan wins) BET NOW

New Zealand – 1.14 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.114 if New Zealand wins) BET NOW

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Betting Tips for Afghanistan vs New Zealand, 13th Match

  • Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad lead to be top batsman for Afghanistan with odds of 4.35 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.435) and 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445). BET NOW
  • Rahmat Shah follows with 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445) in the same market, while odds for Mohammad Nabi are set at 7.75 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.775). BET NOW
  • For New Zealand, Kane Williamson leads to be the top batsman with odds of 3.70 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.370). BET NOW
  • While Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor follow with 4.15 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.415) and 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445) odds respectively. BET NOW
  • Rashid Khan is the frontrunner in the top team bowler market for Afghanistan with 2.15 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.215) odds. BET NOW
  • While Mujeeb ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi follow with 4.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.425) and 5.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.525) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Trent Boult tops the odds table for the New Zealand top bowler market with 3.55 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.355) odds. BET NOW
  • While Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson follow with 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445) and 4.75 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.475) odds respectively. BET NOW
  • Odds for Afghanistan in the highest opening partnership market are set at 2.35 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.235), while New Zealand fancies 1.57 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.157) odds in this market. BET NOW

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World Cup Match 13 Squad Comparison

Afghanistan

The Gulbadin Naib led side has lost 2 matches in a row so far in the ICC World Cup 2019. Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib were good with the bat in the middle against Australia scoring 31 and 51 runs respectively. While Rahmat Shah batting at number 3 had scored 43 runs off 60 balls, at a crucial time when Afghanistan were 5-2. In the following match against Sri Lanka, Hazratullah Zazai gave his side an aggressive start hitting 3 fours and 1 six before getting out caught for 30 runs.

Chasing a small target of 187 runs in 41 overs, Najibullah Zadran was once agains the top scorer for Afghanistan scoring 43 runs, batting at number 7. The middle order consisting of Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, and Mohammad Nabi have been inconsistent and unreliable for Afghanistan. While unsuccessful with the bat, Mohammad Nabi have impressed everyone with his bowling, picking up 4 for 30 against Sri Lanka, where he picked 3 wickets in an over, changing the course of the game completely.

Afghanistan with their spinners, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman can trouble the New Zealanders a great deal. Reading Rashid Khan’s leg-spinners and googly is something New Zealand batsmen should be prepared for. There’s great deal of analytics available to help the batsmen spot the leg-break, leg-spin and googly. New Zealand batting was tested by spinners in the Bangladesh camp, and if they don’t learn to pick the spinners well, Afghanistan has a good chance of getting better of New Zealand side.

New Zealand

New Zealand have won two of their two matches so far in this tournament and will be looking to improve on a lot of things from their last match. The running between the wickets between Ross Taylor and skipper Kane Williamson was worrisome and the two will look to be better than that against Afghanistan. While Ross Taylor played was top scorer batting at number 4 with his 82 off 91 balls, there were not many partnerships in the New Zealand innings on a good batting surface.

Chasing 245 against Bangladesh, New Zealand got off to a good start with openers hitting 3 fours and 1 six each, while Bangladesh made a good comeback sending them both back to the hut. From 55-2 in 10 overs, Williamson and Taylor steadied the innings taking the score to 160 in 31 overs. Williamson got out to a poor shot, and soon Tom Latham was out on the 4th ball he faced bringing New Zealand down to 162-4. When they looked in control in the 39th over at 191-4, Taylor was dismissed by Mosaddek Hossain, and New Zealand lost 3 more wickets following that dismissal.

Spinners got the better of New Zealand on a good batting track, defending a low total, giving clear signs of what can be expected in future matches. The subcontinent teams have good spinners in the squad and can trouble any team in this World Cup. New Zealand have been great in the filed, Williamson and the bowlers executing their plans in great sync. While Matt Henry continues his great form, along with Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult picking up wickets at regular intervals, breaking partnerships, Mitchell Santner has been tight with his left-arm orthodox bowling. He was very handy with the bat towards the end when the match things got tense, the left-handed all-rounder keeping his calm and seeing his side through.

Our Prediction for Afghanistan vs New Zealand

New Zealand will win this match

New Zealand have a strong bowling attack, and a great batting line-up, where the openers are aggressive while the number 3 and 4 batsmen are balanced and can build partnerships in the middle. Afghanistan’s strength lies in their bowling, with their spinners in good form, they could make New Zealand struggle for runs.

However, on the batting side, New Zealand with the experience, and skill are way ahead and will start as favourites to win this match.

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