New Zealand to host Afghanistan in the 31st match of 2015 cricket world cup on 8 March at Napier. The NZ vs AFG match is scheduled to start at 11:00 local time and 22 GMT – 1Day. Blackcaps have won all the played matches in ICC world cup so far and already qualified for the quarterfinals. On the other hand Afghanistan has won just only one game in tournament.
Debutants in 2015 world cup Afghanistan will be facing tough challenge on Sunday as they are going to play top team of pool A. New Zealand cricket team is in tremendous form and they defeated one of the strong teams to win world cup i.e. Australia in previous match. Kiwi team confidence is so high that they are playing with same playing XI since last four matches and they have confirmed that they will be playing with unchanged playing 11 in tomorrow’s clash.
Blackcaps batting will be looking to get as much runs as they can get ahead of quarterfinals. McCullum, Williamson are in superb form but rest of the batsmen need to understand responsibility and play good cricket. Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Guptil have to contribute in Kiwi team’s total and get back in the form before the starting of quarterfinals.
Afghanistan will have the opportunity to get experience to play with such a big team in world cricket. It would be great for them if they can compete well against Blackcaps. Let’s have a look at the playing XIs for tomorrow’s match between New Zealand and Afghanistan.
|New Zealand||Afghanistan (Expected)|
|Brendon McCullum (Captain)||Mohammad Nabi (Captain)|
|Grant Elliott||Usman Ghani|
|Martin Guptill||Javed Ahmadi|
|Kane Williamson||Asghar Stanikzai|
|Luke Ronchi||Nawroz Mangal|
|Ross Taylor||Najibullah Zadran|
|Corey Anderson||Samiullah Shenwari|
|Adam Milne||Hamid Hassan|
|Daniel Vettori||Afsar Zazai|
|Trent Boult||Shapoor Zadran|
|Tim Southee||Dawlat Zadran|
New Zealand are favorites to win against Afghanistan and they have 90 percent chances to win.
Live streaming, score and telecast
Ariana Television Network and Lemar TV will be telecasting live cricket match tomorrow in Afghanistan. Sky Sport to broadcast live match in New Zealand. Star Sports, Star Cricket, Fiji TV, Sky Sports World Cup channel, TEN Sports and other channel networks will also telecast this match.
Sky Sport will be streaming live cricket match between Blackcaps and Afghanistan in New Zealand. Star Sports, BSkyB, CMC, SuperSport and Fox Sports are the other broadcasting networks who’ll stream live cricket match around the globe.
New Zealand vs Afghanistan live cricket match score can be taken from espncricinfo.com.