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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has reached the penultimate stage with India and South Africa confirming the finals berth. While it will be South Africa’s maiden appearance in the final of the T20 World Cup, the Men in Blue, on the contrary made to their third consecutive finale of the ICC events. On Thursday, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India crushed England, registering a 68-run win to progress into the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. 

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Thursday, June 27.

Major cricket events that happened on Thursday, June 27

Rohit Sharma-led Team India reach T20 WC 2024 final; beat England by 68 runs

India demolished England in a 68-run victory to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2024 final. This will be the first T20 World Cup final for Team India after a decade as they featured in the finale of the 2014 edition and lost to Sri Lanka. India is slated to take on South Africa in the final on July 30.

Ajinkya Rahane to join Leicestershire for second half of 2024 season

Veteran India batter Ajinkya Rahane has signed a deal with Leicestershire to play the second half of the county season. The seasoned cricketer will play five County Championship matches and the full One-Day Cup match. Rahane agreed to join the county team last summer before getting a national call during the World Test Championship Final.

Tushar Deshpande & Mayank Yadav likely to receive BCCI fast bowlers’ contract

BCCI is set to offer Tushar Deshpande and Mayank Yadav fast bowling based on their impressive performances in IPL 2024. The development was reported by the Times of India, which quoted a BCCI source revealing that the board was impressed by the performances of Deshpande and Yadav. These pace bowling contracts are separate from the central contracts offered.

Kemar Roach ruled out of Test series against England

West Indian fast bowler Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the Men in Maroon's upcoming tour to England. Roach picked up a knee injury while playing for Surrey in the County Championship. The Barbadian speedster will be replaced by Jeremiah Louis, an uncapped fast bowler from St Kitts and Nevis.

David Warner’s wife Candice pens emotional post after his retirement

Candice Warner, the wife of David Warner, wrote an emotional post on Instagram after her husband confirmed his retirement from international cricket following the early exit of Australia from the T20 World Cup 2024. She congratulated David Warner for “one of the best international cricket careers” before stating that the entire family will miss him playing for Australia.

Chris Silverwood resigns as Sri Lanka's head coach

The Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Thursday that former England cricketer Chris Silverwood, head coach of the national team, has tendered his resignation from the position, citing personal reasons. The former England coach's decision came days after Sri Lanka's disappointing exit from the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, where they failed to reach the Super 8s.

What are power blast overs in Lanka Premier League 2024? 

The Lanka Premier League will introduce a new feature, Power Blast Overs, to increase the excitement in the death overs of a game. Under this new rule, LPL games will have two additional powerplay overs during the 16th and 17th overs of each inning and have a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle.