ODI World Cup 2023: Match 16, NZ vs AFG Today Match Prediction Cricbuzz – Who will win today’s match between New Zealand and Afghanistan?

Cricbuzzteam, In the ODI World Cup 2023, NZ vs AFG 16th Match, are set to clash on 18 October, it’s a highly anticipated showdown that will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The Kiwis are entering this fixture with the wind in their sails, having secured an impressive eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their previous outing. Their bowlers, led by Lockie Ferguson, put up a stellar performance by restricting Shakib Al Hasan and company to a modest 245 runs. The Kiwi captain, Kane Williamson, along with Daryl Mitchell, then steered their team to victory, chasing down the target in just 42.5 overs.

On the other hand, Afghanistan made cricket history with a remarkable win over England in Delhi. After being asked to bat first, Afghanistan posted a formidable total of 284 runs, thanks to brilliant half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil. Later, their spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan made life difficult for the English batsmen, ultimately dismissing them for a mere 215 runs in 40.3 overs.

NZ vs AFG Match Details:

MatchNew Zealand Vs Afghanistan, ODI World Cup 2023, Match 16
VenueMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date & TimeWednesday, October 18, 2:00 PM (IST) 
Live Streaming DetailsStar Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website
NZ vs AFGMega, H2H, Small Teams
NZ vs AFG Venue Detail

NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played2
New Zealand Won2
Afghanistan Won0
First Played08-Mar-2015
Last Played08-Jun-2019
H2H Record

Probable playing XIs: NZ vs AFG match

New Zealand (NZ):

  1. Devon Conway
  2. Will Young
  3. Rachin Ravindra
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Tom Latham (c, wk)
  6. Glenn Phillips
  7. Mark Chapman
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Matt Henry
  10. Lockie Ferguson
  11. Trent Boult

Afghanistan (AFG):

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  2. Ibrahim Zadran
  3. Rahmat Shah
  4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
  5. Ikram Alikhil (wk)
  6. Mohammad Nabi
  7. Azmatullah Omarzai
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  10. Naveen-ul-Haq
  11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

Probable standout performers NZ vs AFG match:

Probable Best Batter:

Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand): Rachin Ravindra has been in exceptional form and is expected to shine once again in the upcoming match against Afghanistan. He has been outstanding for the Kiwis, amassing 183 runs in three games at an impressive average of 91.50 and a strike rate of 114.37. His recent performances, including an unbeaten 123 and a half-century, make him a key asset for New Zealand.

Probable Best Bowler:

Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan): Mujeeb Ur Rahman could prove to be Afghanistan’s most impactful bowler in their next match against New Zealand. The right-arm spinner played a pivotal role in their memorable win over England, claiming three wickets. He will be eager to deliver another remarkable spell and trouble the Kiwi batsmen.

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report:

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known to favor spinners, with the pitch slowing down as the match progresses. However, pacers can also find assistance in the latter stages of the game. Chasing is often an easier task at this venue, especially during the day, as the ball tends to turn. Additionally, the presence of dew in the latter part of the game can aid the batsmen, adding an extra dimension to the contest. Don’t miss this exciting encounter between New Zealand and Afghanistan in what promises to be a gripping clash at this iconic cricketing venue.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis, and instinct. When making your own prediction, take into account the points mentioned and make an informed decision.

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