It is time for the 16th match for the ICC World Cup 2023. The 16th match will be played between New Zealand & Afghanistan. We know that you guys are also busy in reading & making predictions on the winning team. So today we are here again to make a prediction on the winning team. So, let’s get into the blog. But before that let us remind you that do not forget to follow & stay tuned with & to get all the sport-related updates.

Time & Date:

The match will be played on 18/10/2023 at 2:00 PM (local)


The match will be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Streaming partner:

You can watch the live match on Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar.

Pitch prediction:

The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium is known to be a spinner-friendly pitch. However, as time passes the pitch tends to be more friendly & helpful in making shots.

So, according to our sports experts, if the toss-winning team chooses to field first, it will be beneficial for them.

Weather prediction:

According to the weather department the temperature of Chennai will be around 32 degrees Celsius throughout the day and the sky will remain mostly sunny today. Well, we must say that it is ideal weather for playing cricket.

According to the weather department, precipitation will be 0% so there is no chance of rain, the humidity will be around 70% which will make the players exhausted and the wind speed will be 19 km/hr.

New Zealand vs. Afghanistan stats:

Afghanistan has played against New Zealand two times till now and the years are- 2019 & 2016. In both the matches New Zealand has defeated Afghanistan. In the first match, they were defeated by 7 wickets while in the second match, they defeated the Afghans by 6 wickets.  

Our prediction: 

New Zealand is among those teams in the event who have managed to win three consecutive matches and they are holding the position second in the point table. They are holding a net run rate (NRR) of +1.604. According to our sports experts, New Zealand has more chances to win the match. However, we cannot ignore the massive win of Team Afghanistan against England. So, we are expecting a tough fight in this match. Team Afghanistan has improved itself a lot even during this event. As Kane Williamson is out of the tournament due to a thumb fracture, we believe the Black Caps may struggle against the confident Afghanistan team.

Our sports experts have also added that the toss-winning team should opt for bowling first to take advantage of the pitch. This will increase their winning probability.

Final words:

As a vivid sport lover it is always a pressure for us to see some healthy rivalries on the pitch and we are expecting a neck-to-neck fight in the match. Do not forget to watch the match & stay tuned with & for all gaming updates.