What happened in cricket on June 17, 2024? Check here

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 group stage has been completed with India, the USA, Australia, England, Afghanistan, West Indies, South Africa, and Bangladesh confirming their qualification for the Super 8 stage. These eight teams are divided into two groups – Group 1 features India, Afghanistan, Australia, and Bangladesh while Group 2 consists of South Africa, England, West Indies, and the USA.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Monday, June 17.

Major cricket events that happened on Monday, June 17

Nicholas Pooran’s 98 helps West Indies beat Afghanistan by 104 runs

West Indies thrashed Afghanistan in their final group-stage game at the Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia by 104 runs. Batting first, the Windies registered 218 runs on the board, which is the highest team total in the T20 World Cup 2024, as Nicholas Pooran smashed 8 sixes and 6 fours to score 98 runs in 53 balls. Johnson Charles (43 off 27), Rovman Powell (26 off 15), and Shai Hope (25 off 17) also played decent knocks. During the chase, only two Afghan batters Ibrahim Zadran (38 off 28) and Azmatullah Omarzai (23 off 19) went past the 20-run mark as Afghanistan were bowled out at 114 runs in 16.2 overs.

Babar Azam talks about Pakistan’s T20 WC’24 exit, his future as captain

Pakistan defeated Ireland in their final game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which was just a mere formality as India and the USA have already booked the Super 8 spots from Group A. After the nervy victory against Paul Stirling’s side, the Pakistan skipper reflected on his side’s disappointing outing at the World Cup, claiming that he “cannot play in place of every player.”  In the press conference, Babar Azam talked about his future as Pakistan’s white-ball captain, giving a major hint about stepping down as the skipper.

Harshit Rana talks about Gautam Gambhir’s sacrifices to help KKR win IPL 2024

Ever since the Kolkata Knight Riders won their third Indian Premier League title after beating the SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2024, KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir has been making headlines. According to reports, Gambhir could replace Rahul Dravid as Team India’s coach. Recently, KKR pacer Harshit Rana talked about the 2011 World Cup winner’s sacrifices to help Kolkata win the IPL 2024.

Jonty Rhodes to be India’s next fielding coach: Reports

Jonty Rhodes is set to become the Indian men’s team’s fielding coach in July, according to reports. Team India will undergo a major overhaul in the leadership department with Rahul Dravid’s tenure concluding after the T20 World Cup 2024. As per RevSportz, Rhodes will join the Indian team as the fielding coach alongside Gautam Gambhir, who will be the next head coach.

Netherlands’ Sybrand Engelbrecht retires from international cricket

South Africa-born Netherlands cricket, Sybrand Engelbrecht on Monday, June 17 announced retirement from international cricket. The 35-year-old, who made his debut for the Dutch side in 2023, called off the curtains to his career after featuring in 12 ODIs and 12 T20Is. The Netherlands batter’s decision comes after their exit from the group stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Coach Gary Kirsten slams Pakistan team after T20 World Cup 2024 debacle: Reports

Gary Kirsten, the Pakistan head coach, has reportedly slammed Babar Azam and his men after they were dumped out of the T20 World Cup 2024 from the group stage following a shock defeat against the USA. As per the reports, the 56-year-old spoke about how there is no unity in the Pakistani players, and they aren’t supporting each other either.

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