Afghanistan and New Zealand will lock their horns for their third World Cup match at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Saturday. This game going to be a thriller as New Zealand started the World Cup campaign with back-to-back wins first by thrashing Sri Lanka by ten wickets and then overcoming Bangladesh with a two-wicket win. On the other hand, Afghanistan is still searching for their first World Cup win as they lost both matches so far against Australia and Sri Lanka.
New Zealand, runners-up in the 2015 edition kick-started the tournament with the two wins in two with the likes of Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Ross Taylor at the top, can take on any bowler in the world at the ease. While on the other hand Afghan batsman Najibullah Zadran is the only player who crossed the 40-plus mark twice while Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai played some good innings so far.
On the other hand, looking at their bowling New Zealand has premium pacers than Afghanistan and are well equipped looking at the conditions in England. Moreover, the Black Caps trio Matt Henry, Trent Boult, and Lockie Ferguson are expected to derail the Afghan's batting lineup along with lone spinner Mitchell Santner. On the other hand, Afghanistan is well equipped with best world class spinners like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman where they have the ability to pick wickets on any conditions while they are well supported with