Credit: X

Credit: X

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is nearing the end of its group stage with eight teams to battle in the Super 8 stage to qualify for the semi-finals. The USA pipped Pakistan to join India as the two teams from Group A to qualify for Super 8 while Afghanistan and West Indies qualified from Group C. Australia and South Africa have clinched the Super 8 berth from Group B and D respectively, however, the remaining two spots are yet to be decided.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Friday, June 14, but before that, let’s have a look at the T20 World Cup 2024 matches scheduled for the day.

Today’s match preview

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: 

  • India vs Canada:  India will compete against Canada in the Group A match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill. With their qualification through to the Super 8 stage of the tournament secured, India will be looking to put yet another good performance in their final group stage match to carry that momentum forward. For Canada, it is important to put up a good showing against a formidable opposition, giving themselves the best chance to stay in the hunt for the Super 8 spot in the T20 World Cup 2024.
  • Namibia vs England:  Namibia will go face-to-face against England in the Group B match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. After losing two of their first three matches in the tournament, Namibia can no longer qualify for the Super 8 stage. Meanwhile, England trounced Oman in their previous match in the T20 World Cup 2024, to put themselves in firm contention to make the next round from their group.

Major cricket events that happened on Friday, June 14

Rain helps USA to book Super 8 berth; qualify automatically for T20 WC 2026

The USA took one point from their washed-out game against Ireland in Lauderhill on Friday. With this draw, the USA received a point and ended Pakistan's hopes to qualify for Super 8. Apart from that, the co-hosts have also booked their spot in the T20 World Cup 2026 as teams reaching the Super 8 stage will earn a direct qualification in the next edition.

Select players on their talent: Gautam Gambhir’s big comment on Yo-Yo test for player selection

Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, feels that the players should get selected on the basis of their talent and skill, rather than being sidelined due to a Yo-Yo test result. The 42-year-old is currently rumoured to be the leading candidate to replace Rahul Dravid in the Indian coaching role after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Can only control what we can do: Jos Buttler on Josh Hazelwood’s knocking England out remark

England skipper Jos Buttler reacted to Josh Hazlewood’s remarks and said that the team has been focusing on what they can control and do. The Australian pacer had said that Australia would try to knock England out of the T20 World Cup 2024 by manipulating the net run rate against Scotland. According to Hazlewood, Australia can surrender to Scotland in their final league game.

Shubman Gill, Avesh Khan to return home after Canada game: Reports

Indian batter Shubman Gill and pacer Avesh Khan will reportedly return home after India’s game against Canada. The two sides will square off in the T20 World Cup 2024 on June 15 in Fort Lauderdale. While Gill and Khan travelled with the team to Florida, they won’t be joining the rest of the squad for the Super 8 fixtures and will return homeland after the game. Notably, Gill, Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, and Rinku Singh were named Indian travelling reserves for the ICC global spectacle. 

All Eyes on Vaishno Devi: Travis Head condemns terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi

Australia opening batter Travis Head joined Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali to condemn the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims. The horrific accident not only grabbed national headlines but became international news. Reacting to the news, Australia opener Travis Head took to social media and expressed solidarity with the victims and their families. 

Shakib Al Hasan responds to Virender Sehwag’s criticising remarks

Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan responded to former India opener Virender Sehwag’s criticism after Bangladesh registered a 25-run win over Netherlands in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. After the match, when Shakib was quizzed by a journalist about Sehwag’s remarks, he said “who” made the comments before stating that he didn’t want to answer anyone. Notably, Sehwag had questioned Shakib's place in the team.

Hardik Pandya's wife Natasa Stankovic reignites divorce rumours with cryptic post

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya’s wife Natasa Stankovic once again reignited split rumours by sharing a cryptic post on social media. Natasa took to social media to share a note by acclaimed Hollywood actor Denzel Washington. Needless to say, her Instagram story went viral creating a buzz among fans and followers. Their divorce rumours have been making news for a while now.