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NZ vs AFG Match Preview– ICC World Cup 2023, Match 16

NZ vs AFG Match Preview– ICC World Cup 2023, Match 16. New Zealand and Afghanistan are set to clash with each other in their next encounter of ICC World Cup 2023. NZ vs AFG clash takes place on Wednesday, October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

New Zealand have played 3 matches in ICC World Cup 2023 so far and won all of them. They defeated England, Netherlands, and Bangladesh. Afghanistan has played 3 matches, winning 1 and losing 2. They lost to Bangladesh and India but defeated England.

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New Zealand and Afghanistan have faced each other three times in international cricket, all of them during World Cups. New Zealand defeated Afghanistan in both ODI games and one T20I match.

NZ vs AFG Match Preview– ICC World Cup 2023, Match 16

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Kane Williamson is the skipper of New Zealand in ICC World Cup 2023. However, since he got injured in the last match, Tom Latham will lead the team in the upcoming games.

Devon Conway is the leading run-getter for the team with 229 runs in 3 games. Rachin Ravindra is next with 183 runs. In bowling, Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry both have 8 wickets from 3 games each.

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NZ Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.

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Hashmatullah Shahidi is the captain of Afghanistan in ICC World Cup 2023. After 3 matches, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the leading run-getter for the team with 148 runs in 3 matches. Hashmatullah Shahidi and Azmatullah Omarzai follow him with 112 and 103 runs respectively.

In the bowling department, Rashid Khan has hunted the most 5 scalps for the team across three matches. Mujeeb Ur Rahman accounts for 2 wickets.

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AFG Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

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