Afghanistan cricket has had its euphoria cut down with back to back losses in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The manner of the defeats has deflated the confidence of the squad with a lack of quality quite evident. They will be facing New Zealand next, who have won both their games in the tournament. Although the Black Caps made quite a few errors in their game against Bangladesh, they will be quite pleased with their bowling and fielding so far in the campaign. In terms of head to head record, the two sides have played a solitary game in the past with New Zealand finishing on top. Let us look at the result f their only previous meeting. Afghanistan vs New Zealand Cricket Score 13th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 8th March 2015 – McLean Park, Napier – New Zealand won by 6 wickets
New Zealand great Daniel Vettori picked up 4 wickets and was backed up well by pacer Trent Boult with three scalps as the hosts restricted Afghanistan to a score of 186 in 47.4 overs. In reply, the Kiwis had little difficulty chasing down the target with six wickets in the shade. Martin Guptill was the top scorer for the Black Caps with 57 while Brendan McCullum smashed a 19 ball 42. Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: On-Song NZ Look for Hat-Trick of Wins Against AFG.
Afghanistan vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 13 Video Preview
It is an important learning curve for the Afghanistan cricket team who are playing against the best in the world. New Zealand is in good touch and should overcome the Afghanistan challenge with ease.