New Zealand mentor Gary Stead denied his batsmen are defenseless against turn bowling and said the 2015 finalists are prepared for a moderate bowling attack in Saturday's World Cup coordinate against Afghanistan.
New Zealand lost every one of their best six batsmen to a spinner in Thursday's success against Bangladesh before pulling off a tight pursue for their second triumph of the competition.
Bangladesh's spinners sent down 28 of the 47 overs in the innings, a prospect Stead's side may confront again against a turn substantial Afghanistan.
"Afghanistan are certainly a power and turn is one of their quality regions," Stead said on Friday.
"We anticipate that against a portion of the Asian sides specifically. We have played turn well before and possibly the weight existing apart from everything else a few evenings ago settled on for some poor choices."
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Afghanistan strike generally through leg-spinner Rashid Khan and the off-turn couple of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi who on the whole bowled the main part of the overs in their thrashing by Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Here's a gander at the main five player fights to watch out for in the ICC World Cup coordinate among Afghanistan and New Zealand.
Hazratullah Zazai versus Matt Henry
Matt Henry can wrench up the pace with the new ball. He can shake top request batsmen and along these lines Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai needs to figure out how to counter the Henry factor. The New Zealand bowler is in great structure also, picking 7 wickets in the competition up until this point.
Mohammad Nabi versus Trent Boult
Mohammad Nabi can hit the top dogs against the spinners, however it will intrigue perceive how he plays against Trent Boult. The New Zealand pacer can swing the ball at a quick pace and Nabi may battle against the Kiwi bowler. Nabi has scored 3 keeps running off 3 balls against Boult in ODIs up until this point.
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Martin Guptill versus Hamid Hassan
Hamid Hassan can inconvenience batsmen with the new ball and accordingly Martin Guptill should work out an obvious arrangement to confront the Afghanistan quick bowler. Guptill has overseen 21 keeps running off 21 balls in their smaller than normal challenge in ODIs up until this point. Hassan is yet to reject Guptill in the 50-over configuration.
Kane Williamson versus Rashid Khan
Kane Williamson probably confronted numerous conveyances from Rashid Khan in the nets during the IPL, however the leg-spinner still represents a danger for the Kiwi commander. It is hard to peruse Rashid Khan off his hands and any misjudgement will be lethal for Williamson.
Ross Taylor versus Dawlat Zadran
Ross Taylor has had the high ground in his challenge with Dawlat Zadran up until this point. The Kiwi batsman has scored 12 keeps running off 10 balls, bound with two limits against the quick bowler. Zadran will would like to expel the accomplished player in their next match.