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Taunton Pitch Report: New Zealand, Afghanistan Battle on Unknown Track

The second game on Saturday (June 8) will see Afghanistan take on New Zealand in Match 13 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

Cricketnext Staff |June 8, 2019, 11:16 AM IST
Taunton Pitch Report: New Zealand, Afghanistan Battle on Unknown Track

The second game on Saturday (June 8) will see Afghanistan take on New Zealand in Match 13 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

It will be the first game at the venue which means predicting the nature of the wicket could be anyone’s guess but what is known is that the forecast for the day. Clouds are expected to be hovering around for the day which isn’t quite good news for Afghanistan who have lost two games in the tournament and coming up against a side which boats of an attack which can exploit these conditions to the fullest.

Afghanistan will hope to bowl first and nip out the Kiwi top order to give themselves a chance if the weather gods do intervene and make it a juicy wicket to play on.

New Zealand will look at this game to fine tune their performance as Bangladesh nearly tipped them over in a nervy finish in the previous game. The likes of Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson would have pleased the team management but they will be hoping to put a perfect show before facing the higher ranked sides.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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