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Afghanistan vs New Zealand Predictions: Cricket World Cup betting tips, news, lineups

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 11:36, 15 October 2023

New Zealand look to make it four Cricket World Cup wins from four when they face Afghanistan in Chennai on Wednesday (9.30am BST).

Runners-up to England four years ago, the Black Caps avenged that defeat by nine wickets in the opening match of the tournament, while also recording comfortable victories over the Netherlands and Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have opened with back-to-back defeats against Bangladesh and India but, at the time of writing, they had made a positive start against England.

Afghanistan vs New Zealand Betting Tips

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Afghanistan vs New Zealand team news

Full of confidence and momentum, New Zealand are unlikely to change much ahead of the game. Afghanistan’s selection will depend on the result and state of the squad after the England game.

Afghanistan: Hashmat Shahidi, Noor Ahmad, Ikram Ali Khil, Fazal Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Reyaz Hassan, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Azmat Omarzi, Abdul Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najib Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran.

New Zealand: 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, Kane Williamson, Will Young.