Match Preview:

Wednesday is the big day for New Zealand and Afghanistan. They will interact in the Cricket World Cup 2023. The 16th match of the ODI World Cup is being scheduled for October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, and will start around 2:00 p.m.

Match Prediction:

The competition will be tough and interesting, as both sides are strong in their games. It’s quite a challenging game for the Afghans to win over the super-strongest competitor of the tournament, New Zealand. After losing to the 2019 World Cup winner, Afghanistan has already learned and developed the confidence to defeat any team.

Match Pitch Report:

The pitch is probably good enough for batters and also depends on the toss result. Which will increase their chances of victory.

Match Conclusion:

All things considered, Afghanistan will offer their all in the major tournament to raise their winning ratio and increase their chances of surviving the ODI World Cup in 2023. On October 18, however, it is evident that the New Zealand team will work hard to set a new winning record.

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson [captain/batsman], Mark Chapman [All-rounder], Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham [all-rounder], Rachin Ravindra, Will Young [Batsman], Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway [WK], Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips [WK], Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson [Bowl], Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi [Bowl], and Tim Southee.

Afghanistan Squad: Ibrahim Zadran [Batsman], Riaz Hassan [Batsman], Najibullah Zadran [Batsman], Hasmatullah Shahidi [Skipper/Batsman], Rahmat Shah [All-rounder], Mohammad Nabi [Allrounder], Azmatullah Omarzai [All-rounder], Rashid Khan [Allrounder], Rahmanullah Gurbaz [WK], Ikram Alikhil [WK], Abdul Rahman [Bowl], Noor Ahmad [Bowler], Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi [Bowler], Naveen-ul-Haq [Bowler].