World Cup 2015, 31st Match, Pool A : Afghanistan Vs New Zealand,at Napier, 08 Mar, 2015
Match scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT;02:30 AM IST)
Teams: Afghanistan Vs New Zealand
Venu: Played at Napier
Match Time: 02:30 AM IST, 22:00 GMT
Previous ODI matches results:
New Zealand: W W W W W
Afghanistan: L W L L W
Expect it to be flat, as usual, at McLean Park. They are using the same surface as for the Pakistan-UAE contest so there will be some additional wear. Pakistan helped themselves to 339 without ever really breaking sweat, although Afghanistan's attack should provide more of a challenge. The forecast is for a warm, sunny day in the Hawkes Bay region..
These two teams have never met in international cricket
Daniel Vettori needs two wickets to become the 12th bowler to take 300 in ODIs
New Zealand's highest total in their own country has come on this ground - 372 for 8 against Zimbabwe - while their previous outing here, against Pakistan, saw them amass 369 for 5.
Match Teams :
New Zealand team: MJ Guptill, BB McCullum, KS Williamson, LRPL Taylor, Corey Anderson, GD Elliott, DL Vettori, L Ronchi, TG Southee, TA Boult, AF Milne, Tom Latham