NZ vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, CWC Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for Cricket World Cup 2023, 16th Match

New Zealand would face quite some competition on this ground.

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Preview

On October 18, at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, the 16th ODI Cricket World Cup match will pit New Zealand against Afghanistan NZ vs AFG. New Zealand has dominated the competition thus far, winning both of its games and holding onto second place, while Afghanistan has won one of its three matches thus far and is ranked sixth.

In their most recent game, New Zealand faced Bangladesh and chose to bowl after winning the toss. Bangladesh did not get off to a good start, losing their first wicket after the first delivery. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan, a veteran pair, were the ones to produce significant runs when the top order failed. They could only manage to record 245 runs. Despite losing an early wicket and two outstanding partnerships back-to-back, New Zealand easily strolled to an eight-wicket victory.

In their most recent match, England faced up against Afghanistan and decided to field after winning the toss. Gurbaz’s 80-ball innings for Afghanistan gave the match a tremendous start, dominating the action. In the middle overs, they kind of got off track, but they finished well in the final few overs, scoring 284 runs overall. England’s start was less than ideal because they quickly lost their first wicket and then continued to lose them one after another. They were unable to build partnerships, and as a result, lost by 69 runs.

NZ vs AFG

 

Match Information

Match 16, Chennai, October 18, 2023, 02:00 PM

New Zealand
288/6(50.0ov)
Afghanistan
139/10(34.4ov)

New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 149 runs

Weather Report

stadiumMA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Clouds Clouds 29.4°C
humidity 76% (Humidity)

Pitch Report

MA Chidambaram Stadium offers a pitch that is going to be helpful to the batters. Pacers may enjoy some seam and swing at the start and reverse swing towards the end. Slower deliveries can be really deceptive when used properly and trouble the batters. Teams winning the toss choose to bowl, with the average first innings score being 231.
40% Pace Bowling
60% Spin Bowling
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45% Batting Pitch
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231 Average Score
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55% Bowling Pitch

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

L
NZvsBAN
BAN Won By 9 wickets
W
NZvsBAN
NZ Won By 7 wickets
W
NZvsBAN
NZ Won By 44 runs (D/L method)
L
NZvsIND
IND Won By 70 runs
W
NZvsSL
NZ Won By 5 wickets
L
AFGvsSL
SL Won By 7 wickets
L
AFGvsSL
SL Won By 155 runs
L
AFGvsSL
SL Won By 42 runs
W
AFGvsUAEXI
AFG Won By 95 runs
W
AFGvsUAEXI
AFG Won By 109 runs

Players Stats in Series

765 Runs

11 Matches

597 Runs

11 Matches

594 Runs

10 Matches

578 Runs

10 Matches

552 Runs

10 Matches

535 Runs

11 Matches

24 Wkts

7 Matches

23 Wkts

11 Matches

21 Wkts

9 Matches

20 Wkts

11 Matches

20 Wkts

8 Matches

18 Wkts

9 Matches

6 Fifties

11 Matches

4 Fifties

9 Matches

4 Fifties

9 Matches

4 Fifties

9 Matches

3 Fifties

4 Matches

3 Fifties

9 Matches

201* Runs

128 Balls Faced

177* Runs

132 Balls Faced

174 Runs

140 Balls Faced

163 Runs

124 Balls Faced

152* Runs

121 Balls Faced

140 Runs

107 Balls Faced

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand:

Mark Chapman, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham(c)†, Devon Conway, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson.

Afghanistan:

Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil†, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Fantasy Sports Team

WICKET KEEPER
T Latham

NZ - 8.5 Cr

D Conway

NZ - 9 Cr

BATSMEN
W Young

NZ - 6.5 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
M Nabi

AFG - 8 Cr

VC
M Santner

NZ - 8 Cr

C
R Ravindra

NZ - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
T Boult

NZ - 8.5 Cr

M Henry

NZ - 7.5 Cr

Rashid-Khan

AFG - 9 Cr

L Ferguson

NZ - 7.5 Cr

Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

AFG - 8.5 Cr

Player Picks

Rashid Khan

Rashid-Khan is one of the best bowlers in this format. His recent performance against England, in which he conceded only 37 runs and took three wickets, exemplifies his talent. Rashid is also a potential pinch-hitter, making him an important addition to fantasy teams.

Trent Boult

Trent Boult remains a popular fantasy pick, despite taking just three wickets in the last three games. He hopes to make an early impact in the upcoming game by taking early wickets, establishing his value as a valuable asset for fantasy teams.

Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips is a valuable addition to fantasy teams, although he hasn't had the chance to showcase his batting skills in recent matches. However, he has made a significant impact with the ball, oicking up three wickets at an economy rate of 5.9.

C

Devon Conway

Devon Conway is a standout choice for the captain's role in fantasy teams. With 229 runs in just three matches at a strike rate of 104.09, his exceptional performance positions him as a top captaincy pick in fantasy teams.

C

Rachin Ravindra

Rachin Ravindra is a reliable captain option in fantasy teams for this match. His strong performance in the tournament, with 183 runs and two wickets, demonstrates his all-round abilities, making him an excellent choice to captain your fantasy team in this game.

C

Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner is an excellent choice for the vice captain position on fantasy teams. In this tournament, he has taken eight wickets with an economy rate of 4.23. The spin-friendly conditions in Chennai make him a viable wicket-taking option, bolstering his value in fantasy leagues.

Matt Henry

Matt Henry, a seasoned pacer in the New Zealand team, has taken eight wickets so far in this tournament. His experience and wicket-taking abilities make him an excellent option for fantasy teams.

Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson had a strong outing against Australia, taking three wickets while conceding 49 runs in ten overs. He's expected to be a valuable addition to fantasy teams based on his recent form.

Hashmatullah Shahidi

For budget picks, Hashmatullah Shahidi could be a decent choice. He has the potential to score valuable fantasy points and could prove to be a valuable addition to fantasy teams.

WICKET KEEPER
T Latham

NZ - 8.5 Cr

D Conway

NZ - 9 Cr

BATSMEN
W Young

NZ - 6.5 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
M Nabi

AFG - 8 Cr

M Santner

NZ - 8 Cr

C
R Ravindra

NZ - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
T Boult

NZ - 8.5 Cr

M Henry

NZ - 7.5 Cr

VC
Rashid-Khan

AFG - 9 Cr

L Ferguson

NZ - 7.5 Cr

Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

AFG - 8.5 Cr

Player Picks

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

Injury and availability news

Will be added when there is an update.

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