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ICC World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Dream11 Fantasy Prediction and Tips

Get the Dream11 fantasy prediction and tips for the ICC World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and Afghanistan. Plan your team and increase your chances of winning!

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2023-8-2

ICC World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Afghanistan Dream11 Fantasy Prediction (Image Credits: BookMyShow)

In the 16th match of the ODI Cricket World Cup, New Zealand will face off against Afghanistan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on October 18. With New Zealand currently sitting in second position and Afghanistan in sixth, this match promises to be an exciting encounter.

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Match Info

The highly anticipated 16th match of the World Cup 2023 between New Zealand and Afghanistan is scheduled to happen on October 18th at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The match is set to commence at 02:00 PM IST.


Previous Matches

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New Zealand vs Bangladesh

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in their last match against Bangladesh. Bangladesh got off to a shaky start, losing their first wicket on the very first ball. However, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan steadied the innings with crucial runs after the top order collapse. Bangladesh managed to post a total of 245 runs on the board. In response, New Zealand lost an early wicket but quickly recovered with two brilliant partnerships, securing an eight-wicket victory.


Afghanistan vs England

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In their last match against England, Afghanistan faced England's decision to field after winning the toss. Afghanistan had a strong start with Gurbaz dominating the proceedings with his knock of 80 runs. However, they struggled in the middle overs, losing their way. They finished well towards the end, setting a target of 284 runs for England. England, on the other hand, had a poor start, losing early wickets and failing to form partnerships. As a result, Afghanistan won the match comfortably by 69 runs.


Injury and Availability News

Unfortunately, Kane Williamson will not be available for the upcoming match due to an injury. His absence will be a blow for New Zealand as he is one of their key players.

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NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head Record 

The two teams have faced off in one-dayers on only two occasions, and in both instances, the New Zealand team emerged victorious. The first encounter took place in Napier during the 2015 World Cup, while the second match occurred in Taunton during the 2019 edition of the same tournament.


Key Players to Watch Out For

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New Zealand

Martin Guptill: Known for his explosive batting, Guptill can provide a solid start to New Zealand's innings.

Ross Taylor: A veteran of the game, Taylor's experience and ability to anchor the innings make him a crucial player for New Zealand.

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Trent Boult: The left-arm pacer is known for his ability to swing the ball and pick up early wickets.


Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Gurbaz's aggressive batting at the top of the order can give Afghanistan a flying start.

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Rashid Khan: One of the best spinners in the world, Rashid Khan's variations and control make him a potent threat.

Mohammad Nabi: An experienced all-rounder, Nabi can contribute with both bat and ball and make an impact in the match.


Pitch Report

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known to offer assistance to spinners. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses, making it challenging for batsmen to score freely. However, the batsmen who can adapt to the conditions and play patiently can still find success.


Weather Conditions

The weather in Chennai is expected to be hot and humid, which could make it challenging for the players. The teams will need to manage the conditions and ensure they stay hydrated throughout the match.

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham(w/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

 

Dream11 Team Suggestions

Here are a few Dream11 team suggestions for the match between New Zealand and Afghanistan:

Wicketkeeper: Conway, Gurbaz

Batter: Mitchell, Shahidi

Allrounder: Rachin, Santner, Omarzai

Bowler: Boult, Henry, Rahman, Rashid

 

Match Prediction

In the absence of Kane Williamson, New Zealand may face some challenges. However, their strong batting lineup and experienced players could still give them an edge over Afghanistan. Considering their recent form and performances, New Zealand is the favorite to win this match.


Conclusion

The match between New Zealand and Afghanistan promises to be an exciting encounter as both teams look to secure a crucial victory in the ODI Cricket World Cup. With New Zealand's dominant performance so far and Afghanistan's potential to cause an upset, cricket fans can expect an intense battle on the field. Stay tuned for the match and witness the action unfold.

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