On Wednesday afternoon in Chennai, New Zealand vs Afghanistan will square off in Game 16 of the 2023 Cricket World Cup. With the resounding victory over England, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh thus far in the competition, New Zealand has gotten off to a great start. Afghanistan lost to Bangladesh and India in their first two games before pulling off one of the greatest World Cup upsets ever on Sunday when they defeated the 2019 World Cup champions England by 69 runs. Continue reading for a preview of this group-stage game. At 14:00 local time, the game begins at the MA Chidambaram in Chepauk.

In 2019, New Zealand competed in the final up until that point before losing on a boundary count-back following a draw and a super over decider.

They have three victories in three games to open this campaign, and they should be too strong for Afghanistan with both the bat and the ball.

Before their historic victory over England on Sunday, Afghanistan had only ever won one Cricket World Cup match. A one-wicket victory over Scotland in 2015. In spite of the team’s high level of confidence going into this match, they will need another outstanding effort to compete with New Zealand.

MATCH SCHEDULE ( New Zealand vs Afghanistan)

TournamentMatch DetailDay / DateTimeVenue
Cricket World Cup 2023New Zealand vs Afghanistan Match Predictionwednesday / October 18, 20231:30 IST / 5:00 GMTMA Chidambaram Stadium – Chennai, India

Location: MA Chidambaram Stadium – Chennai, India

MA Chidambaram Stadium – Chennai, India

New Zealand vs Afghanistan Weather Report:

TemperaturePrecipitationHumidity
33
°C
13%80%

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Pitch Report:

At the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, we recently witnessed over 590 runs, and we anticipate another strong batting surface with a 350-point first-innings total.

NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head Stats in ODIs

 Matches PlayedNZ WonAFG WonTieNR
Overall22000
Last 522000

Probable x1:

Afghanistan:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk). Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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New Zealand:

Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c) (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman. Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Predictions:

DisclaimerAccording to my understanding, analysis, and instincts used to make the prediction. Take into account all of this information when you create your prediction. Then decide for yourself.

DateTeam ATeam BOur PredictOur Win Rate
17-10-2023New Zealand Afghanistan New Zealand 80%