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The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, taking place in the U.S.A and West Indies, has already completed 10 matches with India, Australia, Afghanistan, and South Africa currently leading their respective groups. The last edition's finalists Pakistan are scheduled to commence their 2024 T20 World Cup campaign on Thursday against the United States of America.

In this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Wednesday, June 5, but before that, let's check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024:

  • U.S.A vs Pakistan:  The USA will take on Pakistan in the Group A T20 World Cup 2024 match at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. After winning the first match of the tournament against Canada, the USA cricket team will be high on confidence to keep the winning momentum going irrespective of the opponent in their den. Meanwhile, Pakistan, who are known to be perennial slow starters in tournament cricket, will have to be wary of the challenge posed by the hosts in the opening T20 World Cup 2024 match.
  • Namibia vs Scotland: In the 12th match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, Namibia, who defeated Oman in their previous fixture, are scheduled to face Scotland, who played a tie against England due to rain. Namibia and Scotland will face each other at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday night with the match beginning at 12:30 a.m. on June 7 (IST).

Major cricket events that happened on June 5

Hardik Pandya’s 3/27 and Rohit Sharma’s fifty help India beat Ireland by 8 wickets

On Wednesday, June 5, the Indian cricket team registered a thumping eight-wicket win over Ireland to start their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign on a bright note, thanks mainly to the quality performances from Hardik Pandya and captain Rohit Sharma. After bundling out the Irish for just 96 runs, the Indian batting lineup chased down the target with eight wickets in hand and 46 balls to spare. While Pandya picked up three wickets, Bumrah and Arshdeep took two wickets each. After Rohit got retired hurt, Pant scored an unbeaten 36 off 26 to clinch the victory for India.

Marcus Stoinis' all-round show helps Australia beat Oman by 39 runs

David Warner and Marcus Stoinis' half-centuries help Australia reach a 165-run target against Oman after losing five wickets. With Warner scoring 56 off 51, the 37-year-old became Australia's top scorer in T20I history moving past Aaron Finch. In the second innings, Stoinis continued his form and picked up three wickets followed by Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, and Adam Zampa's two wickets each. Oman scored 125 runs at a loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.

Rohit Sharma retires hurt after getting hit on arm against Ireland

Indian captain Rohit Sharma left the game after scoring a half-century as he retired hurt after a ball hit his arm in the T20 World Cup 2024 opener against Ireland at the new Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. The Hitman was batting at 30 in 27 balls when he got hit and then continued to bat for 10 more balls, scoring more 27 runs, before walking out and retiring hurt.

Imad Wasim ruled out of Pakistan's T20 World Cup 2024 opener vs USA

The Babar Azam-led men in Green have been handed a massive blow ahead of their T20 World Cup 2024 opener against the co-hosts United States of America (USA). Imad Wasim, the Pakistan all-rounder who reversed his retirement ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024 will not be a part of their campaign opener in Dallas.  Ahead of their clash against the USA, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) took to social media to confirm that Wasim will miss the opener as the medical team advised him to rest.

I tried to convince him: Rohit Sharma on Rahul Dravid continuing as India Head Coach

Ahead of Team India's T20 World Cup 2024 opener against Ireland on Wednesday, skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that he had tried to convince Dravid to stay, but the latter decided against it. On Monday, the former Indian cricketer confirmed that he will leave as Team India's head coach at the end of the T20 World Cup, after being with the team for the last three years.