NZ vs AFG Prediction ICC World Cup 2023
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction
Today, in the 16th match of the ICC World Cup 2023, New Zealand will face Afghanistan. The match will take place at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India, with kick-off scheduled for 2:00 PM Indian time.
Both teams have played three matches in this tournament prior to this encounter. New Zealand has won all three of their matches, most recently defeating Bangladesh by 8 wickets.
NZ vs AFG LIVE SCORE
In their previous match, New Zealand faced Bangladesh, who set a target of 245 runs with 9 wickets in 50 overs. New Zealand chased down the target, scoring 248 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 42.2 overs. Both New Zealand’s bowlers and batsmen delivered exceptional performances in this match.
- Trent Boult – 10-0-45-2
- Matt Henry – 10-0-58-2
- Lockie Ferguson – 10-0-49-3
- Mitchell Santner – 10-0-13-2
- Devon Conway – 45 (59)
- Rachin Ravindra – 9 (13)
- Kane Williamson (c) – 78 (71)
- Daryl Mitchell – 89* (67)
- Glenn Phillips – 16* (11)
Afghanistan batted first in their last match against England, setting a target of 284 runs with 10 wickets in 49.5 overs. They managed to bowl out England for 215 runs in 40.3 overs, winning by a comfortable margin of 69 runs. In this match, Rahmatullah Gurbaz scored 80 runs, and Ikram Alikhil contributed 58 runs. Afghanistan’s bowlers performed exceptionally well:
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 10-1-51-3
- Fazalhaq Farooqi – 7-0-50-1
- Naveen-ul-Haq – 6.1-4-11-4
- Mohammad Nabi – 6-0-16-2
- Rashid Khan – 9.3-1-37-3
- Azmatullah Omarzai – 2-0-13-0
Building on this performance, Afghanistan secured a victory over England in the ICC World Cup.
With these recent performances in mind, we will now provide a prediction for today’s match and suggest key players for your fantasy team.
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where today’s match will be played, features a balanced pitch that can assist both bowlers and batsmen equally, with a 50-50 split. Fast bowlers and spinners both have a fair chance of success on this pitch.
Afghanistan won the toss and opt to bowl
NZ vs AFG PREDICTED XI
New Zealand: Predicted XI: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Will Young, Trent Boult.
Afghanistan: Predicted XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (w), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
NZ vs AFG Dream11 Team Top Fantasy Picks
Daryl Mitchell, Rahmat Shah
Mohammad Nabi, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Azmatullah Omarzai
Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Rashid Khan
Captain and VC Captain:
Captain (Mitchell Santner) VC Captain (Rachin Ravindra)
NZ vs AFG Squads Squads:
New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (c), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Will Young, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Tim Southee.
Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (w), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Najibullah Zadran, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad.
When and Where to Watch NZ vs AFG?
You can watch the telecast of the ICC World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Afghanistan match on the Star Sports Network starting at 2:00 PM Indian time. Additionally, the match is being streamed on Disney Hotstar, allowing viewers to watch it on mobile devices as well.