New Zealand vs Afghanistan Match 16 World Cup 2023 Head to head. The cricket world is abuzz with anticipation as the defending champions, New Zealand, prepare to face off against the resilient Afghan cricket team in the 2023 World Cup. The match, scheduled as the 16th clash of the tournament, is set to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
As the tournament progresses, New Zealand has emerged as a formidable force, winning both of their matches. This impressive performance has secured them the second position in the rankings. Afghanistan, on the other hand, has showcased their potential by clinching a historic victory against England but remains in the sixth position with one win out of three matches.
NZ vs AFG Head to Head ODI
Before this crucial encounter, it’s essential to reflect on the head-to-head record of these two teams in One Day International (ODI) matches. To date, only two ODI matches have been contested between New Zealand and Afghanistan. The Kiwis have dominated this contest by securing victory in both matches, while Afghanistan is yet to register a win against their formidable opponents.
- Total Matches Played: 2
- Matches Won by New Zealand: 2
- Matches Won by Afghanistan: 0
The MA Chidambaram Stadium has a pitch that promises an exciting contest between bat and ball. Batsmen can expect favorable conditions, with an opportunity for pacers to exploit early seam and swing. Reverse swing might come into play during the latter stages of the match. Slower deliveries, if executed skillfully, can pose a significant challenge for the batsmen.
Chennai’s weather forecast for the match day indicates a rain-free day with a peak temperature of 32°C around midday. As the day progresses, the temperature is expected to gradually cool down to 29°C in the evening. However, it’s worth noting that humidity might become a factor in the evening. Additionally, there’s a possibility of dew formation towards the later stages of the match, which could influence the outcome.
Probable Playing XIs
- Devon Conway
- Mitchell Santner
- DJ Mitchell
- Rachin Ravindra
- MS Chapman
- Tom Latham (C)
- Glenn Phillips
- LH Ferguson
- MJ Henry
- Trent Boult
- Ish Sodhi
- Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
- Ibrahim Zadran
- R Shah
- Mohammad Nabi
- Azmatullah Omarzai
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- IA Khil (wk)
- Rashid Khan
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Match: New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Match 16, World Cup 2023
- Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
- Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2:00 pm IST
The cricketing world eagerly awaits this clash of titans, as New Zealand and Afghanistan take the field in pursuit of World Cup glory. The head-to-head record heavily favors New Zealand, but cricket often springs surprises. Stay tuned for a thrilling contest at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 17, 2023.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The details and outcomes of the match are subject to change based on the actual events.