The silver medallist for the 2021 World Championships, Srikanth, had a bad day as he lost the men’s singles opening round to China’s Weng Hong Yang, ranked number 22, 21-19, 10-21, 16-21.
The recent gold medal winners of the Asian Games, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, withdrew from the competition, but Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi of Malaysia proceeded to the second round.
However, Afghanistan began their journey after defeating England in a historic victory in Delhi. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ikram Alikhil’s half-centuries helped Afghanistan score 284 runs after being asked to bat first. Jos Buttler and company were eventually bowled out by Afghanistan by 215 runs in 40.3 overs thanks to two wickets each from Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan.
ICC World Cup 2023 16th ODI Match, New Zealand vs Afghanistan
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Date & Time: Wednesday, 18 October, 2:00 PM IST
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Pitch Report: As the game goes on, Chennai’s stadium usually works in favour of spinners since the surface becomes slower. Pacers should also profit in the second inning based on past performances. The ball spins during the day at this location, making chasing simpler, and the hitters will benefit from the later dew.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI:
New Zealand (NZ): Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c, wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Afghanistan (AFG): Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi