ICC World Cup 2019: Match 13, Afghanistan vs New Zealand – Dream11 Fantasy Team based on Stats
This team is picked purely based on the players' recent statistics.
Published - Jun 7, 2019 9:15 pm | Updated - Sep 18, 2019 6:53 pm
The Afghanistan team has had a shaky start to their World Cup campaign. The team lost both the games it played thus far. They haven’t been able to put up collective efforts as a team except for a few individual flashes of brilliance. Afghanistan will be tested once again when they face New Zealand in Match 13 of World Cup 2019.
The Kiwis have won both the games that they played thus far. Even though the team had a slight scare during the game against Bangladesh, a win is a win nonetheless. New Zealand will want to make it a hat-trick of wins as they go into the next encounter. With a lot of players taking a lot of credits, the statistics could come handy while you are picking your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Mohammad Shahzad is ruled out of World Cup 2019. Tom Blundell is yet to make his ODI debut while Ikram Ali Khil just played 2 ODIs where he scored 6 runs. That leaves you with only one option from this category. Going by the stats, Tom Latham is the first and only choice available. He scored 181 runs in the last five ODI matches, took 6 catches and affected one stumping.
Since there is only one wicket-keeper in your Dream11 Fantasy team, there is flexibility in the other three departments. Ideally, it would be great if you stock your side up with five batsmen going by the stats. Martin Guptill, who’s got the best figures amongst all, should be the captain of your side. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor could the other two picks from the New Zealand team. From Afghanistan, you can pick Rahmat Shah who has the best stats in the last five ODIs. Najibullah has shown signs of good form and also bowls a bit. He can be your fifth pick.
You can go with two Afghanistan all-rounders in your team. Mohammad Nabi, who has scored 149 runs and picked 6 wickets in the last five outings can be the vice-captain of your side. The other pick should be Afghanistan’s skipper Gulbadin Naib. He picked up 11 wickets in just as many outings and has shown signs of good form with the bat as well.
Picking a bowler from the Afghanistan team is slightly tough. While there might be a temptation to pick Rashid Khan, you will fall marginally short of credits. Amongst the other options who are highly likely to get a game, Hamid Hassan seems to be a better option. With the kind of form, they have been in of late, Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson must be in your team.