Afghanistan will lock horns with New Zealand in the 16th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
New Zealand launched their tournament campaign on a high note, notching up three consecutive wins against England, Netherlands, and Bangladesh. Their confidence is soaring as they head into this game, but there’s a concern with the absence of their regular captain, Kane Williamson, who is ruled out for the group stage of the World Cup.
On the other hand, Afghanistan had a tough start to the tournament, suffering two consecutive defeats against Bangladesh and India. However, they bounced back by pulling off a stunning upset, beating England by 69 runs in their recent match at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. This victory likely provided a confidence boost as they look to maintain their winning momentum in this game.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between New Zealand and Afghanistan in ODIs to see how these two teams have fared against each other in this format so far:
NZ vs AFG Head-to-Head in ODIs
Afghanistan and New Zealand have faced each other in two ICC ODI World Cup matches. In these two encounters, Afghanistan has yet to secure a victory, while New Zealand has emerged victorious on both occasions.
Matches Played: 2
New Zealand Won: 2
Afghanistan Won: 0