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The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 is nearing its semifinal stage with the defending champions, England, becoming the first team to qualify for the last fours after a dominating 10-wicket win over the co-hosts USA. On the other hand, India are leading Group 2, however, they will face Australia in their final clash to clinch the semi-final berth.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Sunday, June 23, 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: India vs Australia

Australia will lock horns against India in the Super 8 Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Following a 21-run loss against Afghanistan in their previous match, Australia have found themselves in a hole in their bid to reach the semifinal of the tournament. Meanwhile, India, who have been unbeaten in the T20 World Cup 2024, still need to be at their best to secure their passage through to the top 4. India and Australia will face each other on Monday at 08:00 p.m. IST.

Major cricket events that happened on Sunday, June 23

Buttler and Jordan help England demolish USA and reach semi-finals

England demolished the USA by 10 wickets and sealed qualification for the semi-finals in the T20 World Cup 2024. After losing to South Africa in the previous clash, the Three Lions needed to win the game before the 18th over but the English openers Jos Buttler and Phil Salt finished the game in 9.4 overs. The English bowlers stepped up in the first innings to bundle out the Americans at a score of 115. In the chase, the England skipper led from the front as he smashed a 38-ball 83 with six fours and seven sixes while Salt chipped in with a steady 25 in 21 balls.

All-round team effort help India beat South Africa and win ODI series 3-0

The Indian women's team defeated South Africa by six wickets to win the ODI series 3-0 in Bengaluru. South Africa posted a 102-run stand before captain Laura Wolvaardt was dismissed at 61. This wicket led to a massive batting collapse as the Proteas went from 102-1 to 143-5. The South African batters continued their struggles and could only add 113 more runs in their 50 overs. Chasing the 216-run total, India opener Smriti Mandhan left 10 runs shy of completing her third century in a row as she was dismissed on 90 runs. After Mandhana; Kaur, Jemimh Rodrigues, and Richha Ghosh scored the remaining runs and sealed a six-wicket win.

Gautam Gambhir to drop from Virat and Rohit after becoming head coach: Reports

Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, who is reportedly set to become the next head coach of the national team, has laid out a few conditions before taking over the role. It has been reported that if Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma fail to win the Champions Trophy 2025, then the team management under Gautam Gambhir will be moving on from them.  As per the report from Navbharat Times, Gautam Gambhir has put forth certain conditions to the BCCI before accepting the role of coaching the Indian cricket team.

Pat Cummins becomes first player to take back-to-back hat-tricks in T20Is

History was scripted on Saturday as the Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan beat Australia for the first time in ICC World Cups (ODIs and T20Is). The Asian country registered an upset, beating the former champions by 21 runs and denting their semifinal hopes in the marquee tournament. In another notable instance, Pat Cummins, the ODI and Test skipper of the side became the first player to take back-to-back hat-tricks in T20Is, although it went in vain.

Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir to join new team after Pakistan’s T20WC 2024 debacle

After Pakistan’s early exit from the T20 World Cup 2024, members of the team are set to join a new team. Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, who led the side in the T20 World Cup 2024 as well as the ODI World Cup last year, is all set to join a new franchise. The top-order batter will make his debut for the Vancouver Knights in the Global T20 Canada. Apart from him, Mohammad Amir, who took a U-turn from retirement to take part in the T20 World Cup 2024, will also join the side along with Asif Ali.