Afghanistan Playing 11 vs New Zealand- ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Match 16

Updated - 18 Oct 2023, 03:27 PM

Afghanistan team,
Afghanistan team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Afghanistan Playing 11 vs New Zealand- ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Match 16. Afghanistan is set to take on New Zealand in their upcoming encounter at ICC World Cup 2023. The NZ vs AFG match takes place on Wednesday, October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Hashmatullah Shahidi is the captain of Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023.

In the absence of injured Kane Williamson, Tom Latham is the stand-in skipper of New Zealand. Afghanistan crushed England in their previous game to shock everyone. Now, they will aim for another powerful show against New Zealand. Here we take a glance at Afghanistan’s predicted playing XI against New Zealand.

Afghanistan Playing 11 vs New Zealand- ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Match 16

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Image Credits: Twitter)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be the opener for Afghanistan in the next game against New Zealand. Gurbaz played a crucial knock of 80 runs in the last match against England. He provided a superb start to the team. With 148 runs in 3 games, the right-handed batsman has done an amazing job for the team.

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Ibrahim Zadran

Ibrahim Zadran
Ibrahim Zadran (Image Credit: Getty)

Ibrahim Zadran might be another opener for Afghanistan against New Zealand. The right-handed batsman has mustered 72 runs in 3 games so far with a top knock of 28 runs. He has managed to get starts but has struggled to convert them into big knocks.

Rahmat Shah

Rahmat Shah
Rahmat Shah (Credits: Twitter)

Rahmat Shah might be the one-down batter for Afghanistan. In 3 games, he has only scored 37 runs getting out for cheap scores. The right-handed batsman will aim for a better show when the team takes on New Zealand in their next match of ICC World Cup 2023.

Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)

Hashmatullah Shahidi
Hashmatullah Shahidi (Credits: Twitter)

Hashmatullah Shahidi is the skipper of Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 and will lead the team in the next match too. Shahidi will bat in the middle-order. In 3 games in ICC World Cup 2023, the left-handed batter has hit 112 runs with an 80-run knock in one match.

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Mohammad Nabi

Najibullah Zadran
Mohammad Nabi (Image Credits: Twitter)

Mohammad Nabi will be a middle-order batsman and spin all-rounder for the team. Nabi has played 3 games so far. However, the right-handed batsman has struggled to find his rhythm till now, hitting a mere 34 runs in 3 matches. However, he has captured 2 scalps while bowling at an economy of just 33.0.

Ikram Alikhil (WK)

Ikram Ali Khil
Ikram Ali Khil (Credits: Twitter)

Ikram Alikhil might be another middle-order batsman as well as the wicketkeeper for Afghanistan in the clash against Afghanistan. The left-handed batsman impressed with his knock of 58 runs in the last match, driving the team to a good total. After his fabulous batting show, he might be picked in the next game too.

Azmatullah Omarzai

Azmatullah Omarzai
Azmatullah Omarzai (Photo by David Rowland-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Azmatullah Omarzai might be another all-rounder for the team. He will bat in the middle as well. In 3 games, he has piled up 103 runs with a superb knock of 62 runs in one match. With the ball, the right-arm medium pacer has grabbed 1 wicket so far.

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Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rashid Khan will be a crucial spinner for Afghanistan in the next match. The right-arm spinner hunted a 3-wicket haul in the last match to help the team crush England. In 3 games, he has 5 wickets at an economy of 5.35 and is the leading wicket-taker for the team. Rashid is also a powerful tailender batter.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman might be another spinner for the team. The off-spinner earned the limelight in the last match with his 3-wicket haul. The right-arm spinner also won the player of the match award. In 3 games, he has hunted 3 wickets.

Naveen-ul-Haq, IPL 2023
Naveen-ul-Haq (Credits: Twitter)

Naveen-ul-Haq might be a pacer for the team. The right-arm pacer has hunted 2 wickets in 3 games so far. His economy is a little high at 6.36. However, he has got some crucial wickets for the team.

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Fazalhaq Farooqi

Fazalhaq Farooqi
Fazalhaq Farooqi (Credits: Twitter)

Fazalhaq Farooqi will be another pacer for the team. The left-arm pacer has grabbed 2 wickets in 3 games so far. His economy has been a little high at 6.61. He will find his rhythm soon as he is an experienced pacer for the Afghanistan team.

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