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The highly-anticipated ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the United States of America and West Indies has commenced with the clash between the co-hosts USA and their neighbours Canada. In the second match of the tournament, co-hosts West Indies are scheduled to face Papua New Guinea at the  Providence Stadium in Guyana.

In this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Saturday, June 1, but before that, let's check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024:

  • West Indies vs Papua New Guinea: West Indies will take on Papua New Guinea in the Group C match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday at 08:00 p.m. IST. The hosts West Indies are one of the favourites to make it deep into their home after showcasing some of the best forms in the format in the recent past. Meanwhile, for Papua New Guinea, one of the newest rising nations in cricket, it will be vital to do the basics right in the T20 World Cup 2024, to give themselves a chance to compete in the tournament.

Major cricket events that happened on June 1

Aaron Jones, Andries Gous' spectacular knocks help USA dominate Canada in opener

In the T20 World Cup 2024 opener, the United States of America comfortably chased the 195-run target set by Canada. Navneet Dhaliwal and Nicholas Kirton's half-centuries helped Canada post 194 runs on the board at a loss of five wickets. During the chase, USA lost their first wicket on the second delivery, however, Aaron Jones (94* off 40), and Andries Gous (65 off 46) combined for a 131-run partnership for the third wicket. USA chased the target in 17.4 overs to win the match by seven wickets.

Pant, Hardik, and Arshdeep shine in India's warm-up clash win vs. Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh squared off against each other in the warm-up clash ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. Team India won the match by 60 runs after successfully defending a 183-run target. While Rohit Sharma and Sanju Samson opened the innings for India, Rishabh Pant scored 53 off 32 before retiring while Hardik Pandya smashed 40-off-23. During the chase, Arshdeep Singh was phenomenal for India as he picked up two wickets in three overs after giving just 12 runs. Apart from him, Shivam Dube also picked up two wickets.

Sourav Ganguly believes Gautam Gambhir 'will be a good coach' for Team India

Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gave his approval to ex-India top-order batter Gautam Gambhir being the possible next head coach of the Indian men's cricket team. The debate around the next Indian head coach has kicked started since it was confirmed that the current coach Rahul Dravid's tenure will end after the T20 World Cup 2024.  Ganguly was quoted saying, "I am in favour of an Indian coach. If he has applied, Gambhir will be a good coach," by India Today.

Why Virat Kohli missed T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match against Bangladesh?

Indian captain Rohit Sharma confirmed that batting star Virat Kohli will not feature in Team India's T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match against Bangladesh. Rohit  revealed that Virat Kohli, who reached New York on May 31, will not participating in this fixture. Speaking at the toss, Sharma said, "Virat has just arrived yesterday, he's going to miss out, the rest are all available and we'll see how to use them.

Suryakumar Yadav lost 15 kgs post surgery for World Cup, reveals dietitian Shwetha Bhatia

Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav shed a total of 15 kgs post his surgery for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Surya, currently ranked number 1 in World T20I batters’ rankings was out of competitive cricket for approximately four months, after he underwent an ankle operation in December 2023 followed by a sports hernia surgery. The cricketer gained approximately 15 kgs due to the medication but lost the extra weight to be fitter and stronger for the T20 World Cup 2024. 

Dinesh Karthik officially announces retirement; shares heartfelt post on his birthday

On Saturday, June 1, Dinesh Karthik officially announced retirement from playing representative cricket in a heartfelt post on his official Instagram account. The 39-year-old went on to thank all of his “coaches, captains, selectors, teammates and members of the support staff,” along with the fans, who made his career “pleasant and enjoyable.”  The last appearance for Dinesh Karthik in the Indian jersey came against Bangladesh in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 match at the Adelaide Oval.