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The group stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has been completed and the action will now shift to the Super 8s, which commences on Wednesday, June 19 with co-hosts USA taking on South Africa in Antigua. In the Super 8s, the eight teams are divided into two groups. While Group C table-toppers West Indies, co-hosts USA, reigning champions England and South Africa are placed in Group 2, inaugural champions India, Australia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh comprise of Group 1.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Tuesday, June 18, but before that, let’s have a look at all the matches scheduled for the day.

Today’s match preview

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8: USA vs South Africa

The USA will compete against South Africa in the Super 8 Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. With two wins in their three completed group stage matches, the USA made it through to the Super 8 stage of the tournament. Meanwhile, South Africa won four out of their four matches in the group stage, in spite of finding themselves in tough situations multiple times, and they will be aiming to get better as the T20 World Cup 2024 rolls along.

2nd ODI: India Women vs South Africa Women

India Women will play against South Africa Women in the second ODI of the three-match series at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. In the opening match, India were exceptional with bat, ball, and in the field, demolishing the South Africans by a massive margin of 143 runs, to take a 1-0 series lead. Smriti Mandhana and Asha Shobana on debut were the two top performers for India versus South Africa in the first ODI.

Major cricket events that happened on Tuesday, June 18

Gautam Gambhir interviewed on June 18 for Team India Head Coach role: Reports

According to reports citing The Indian Express, the BCCI is trying to close down on Team India’s Head Coach role with Gautam Gambhir being the sole candidate to have applied for the post. Furthermore, reports suggest that Gambhir will appear for an interview before the Cricket Advisory Committee over a Zoom call on Tuesday, June 18. 

Shreyas set to play vs SL; Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Yadav to be picked for ZIM T20Is: Reports

Indian middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer is set to return to the Indian men's senior team for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka. Alongside Iyer, upcoming stars like Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Mayank Yadav and others are slated to be part of the tour to Zimbabwe which kicks off on July 6. The development was reported by PTI.

WATCH: Nicholas Pooran hits Omarzai for 36 runs in 1 over; joins Yuvraj Singh

In their final group stage clash of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at the Beausejour Stadium, West Indies wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran smashed Afghanistan all-rounder Azmatullah Omarzai for 36 runs in an over as the Windies registered the highest score in the tournament. Pooran joined India's legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh as the only two batsmen to score 36 runs in an over in the T20 World Cup.

ICC to take strict action against Uganda after fixing allegations

Uganda, who made their T20 World Cup debut in the ongoing 2024 edition, caught eyeballs for some wrong reasons. A former Kenya pacer approached one of the players of Uganda team during the league stage matches in Guyana, as reported by PTI. Although, the ICC Anti-Corruption have acted promptly to the matter and has sent a circular to all Associate Nations warning them of possible match fixing approach. 

WATCH: Haris Rauf gets into ugly fight with fans after Pakistan’s T20WC exit 

Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf was seen getting into an ugly fight with fans after Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024. In a video, which is spreading like wildfire, Rauf was seen losing cool despite his wife tried to stop. However, the conversation isn’t clear, the two parties were seen getting closer as one of the fans later said that it was just for a picture.

Smriti Mandhana climbs to third spot in ODI batter rankings 

Smriti Mandhana sent the cricketing world in awe of her batting skills and sheer ability to stay for long hours at the crease with a centurion knock in the first ODI against South Africa. Her 117-run knock at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru also instigated a shift in the ICC Women's ODI batting rankings to take the third place. Mandhana, with 715 points, trails behind Sri Lanka's Chamari Athapaththu, who relinquished her number one ranking to England's Natalie Sciver-Brunt.