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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: India won the World Cup by defeating South Africa by 7 Runs

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India Defeats South Africa In ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2024On 29th June 2024, India men’s national cricket team, captained by Rohit Sharma, won the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Twenty20 (T20) World Cup 2024 by defeating South Africa (The Proteas), captained by Aiden Markram, by 7 runs in the finals held in the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

  • This marks India’s 2nd T20 World Cup title. India previously won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup held in 2007 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni.
  • With this win, India became the 3rd Country to win the title twice after England(2010 & 2022) and West Indies (2012 & 2016).

Note: India has set a new record for making the highest runs by any team in the finals of a Men’s T20 World Cup (176/7) breaking Australia’s record of 173/2 against New Zealand in 2021.

About ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024:

The ICC  Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the 9th edition of the tournament, was held from 1st to 29th June 2024. The event was co-hosted by the United States of America (USA) and the West Indies.


i.Premier Partners – Emirates, Aramco and DP World

ii.Global Partners – Coca-Cola and Induslnd Bank

iii.Official Supporters– Near Foundation, FanCraze and NEAR

iv.Social Responsibility – ICC Cricket for Good

v.Official Broadcaster- Star Sports holds the global broadcast rights for all ICC Events 2015-2023.

vi.Insurance Partner– Max Life Insurance has partnered with the Star Sports to serve as the Insurance Partner on the Cricket Live show during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

vii.In May 2024, DP World, a leading provider of global smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, expanded its partnership with the ICC. DP World has become the Premier Partner tier of the ICC’s portfolio.

  • The partnership will help in delivering cricket equipment at the grassroots level and provide smart logistics at ICC events.

Prize Money, Awards and honours:

ICC awarded a prize money of USD 2.45 million(Rs 20.42 crores) to India, the winners of the 2024 T20 Word Cup. This is the highest prize money presented among all the T20 World Cup editions.

  • Runner-up South Africa received a prize money of USD 1.28 million.
  • ICC announced a record prize purse of USD 11.25 million for the T20 World Cup.  The Semi-finalists (Afghanistan and England) received USD 787,500 each.

Noted Awards:

AwardRecipientPrize Amount
Player of the TournamentJasprit BumrahUSD 15,000 (Rs 12.3 Lakhs)
Player of the Match in the FinalVirat KohliUSD 5,000(Rs 4.1 Lakhs)
Smart Catch of the MatchSuryakumar YadavUSD 3,000 (Rs 2.46 Lakhs)


i.Jasprit Bumrah secured 15 wickets with the best bowling average of 8.3 (ahead of Anrich Nortje’s average of 8.5 in 2022) and had an economy rate of 4.17.

ii.During the finals, Virat Kohli scored a total of 76 runs in 59 balls. He took 48 balls to score 50 runs, This is his slowest fifty in T20I cricket.

iii.Suryakumar Yadav secured a catch on the boundary to dismiss David Miller in the final over.

BCCI Announced Rs 125 Crore prize for Team India:

Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) announced prize money of Rs 125 Crores for Team India for winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

  • The prize money will be distributed among the 15-member squad, including four reserve players, and 11 support staff led by Head coach Rahul Dravid.
  • Each player in the squad is expected to receive at least Rs.5 Crores, while reserve players and support staff members will receive a minimum of  Rs.1 Crore each.

ICC T20 World Cup

Important stats of the 2024 T20 World Cup:

Most runs:

TeamPlayer Runs Strike Rate
AfghanistanRahmanullah Gurbaz281124.33
IndiaRohit Sharma257156.7
AustraliaTravis Head255158.38

Most wickets:

Fazalhaq FarooqiAfghanistan179.41
Arshdeep SinghIndia1712.64
Jasprit BumrahIndia158.26
Anrich NortjeSouth Africa1513.4

Highest individual innings:

Nicholas PooranTrinidad and Tobago98 v Afghanistan
Aaron JonesUSA94* v Canada
Rohit SharmaIndia92 v Australia
Rahmanullah GurbazAfghanistan80 v New Zealand

Most Catches:

Aiden MarkramSouth Africa8
Glenn MaxwellAustralia7
Harry BrookEngland7
Tristan StubbsSouth Africa7

Virat Kohli Becomes the First Player to Score 3,000 Runs Across T20 And 50-Over World Cups

Virat Kohli became the first-ever cricketer to score 3,000 runs across both 20-over and 50-over Cricket World Cups.

  • He achieved this milestone during his T20 World Cup Super-eights clash against Bangladesh in Antigua.

Highest Scores in T20 World Cup Finals:

Kane Williamson (vs Australia, 2021)85
Marlon Samuels (vs England, 2016)85
Marlon Samuels (vs Sri Lanka,2012)78
Mitchell Marsh (vs New Zealand, 2021)77
Virat Kohli (vs Sri Lanka, 2014)77
Virat Kohli (vs South Africa, 2024)76
Gautam Gambhir (vs Pakistan, 2007)75

Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi Takes Fifer Against Uganda, Scripts T20 World Cup Record

Afghanistan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi took five wickets against Uganda in a T20 World Cup match which was the best number for an Afghan cricketer in the history of the T20 World Cup.

  • Farooqi also became the second Afghan bowler, after Mujeeb ur Rahman, to register a fifth in the T20 World Cup who a five-wicket haul against Scotland during the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup.

Nicholas Pooran Breaks Chris Gayle’s Record of Hitting Most Sixes in a Single Edition of T20 World Cup

West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran hit the most sixes totaling to 17 in a T20 World Cup breaking the record of 16 set by his compatriot Chris Gayle.

  • Before this milestone he had a record of 14 sixes and was leading the most sixes tally of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Australia’s Pat Cummis becomes 1st bowler to claim a 2 hat trick in a row in T20I

Australian cricketer Pat Cummins secured two back to back hattricks in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 and became the first 1st bowler to claim a 2 back to back hat trick in a row in T20I.

  • He registered his first hat trick in the match against Bangladesh in a Super 8 fixture of Group 1 and the 2nd hattrick in the next match against Afghanistan.
  • He is also the 5th bowler to achieve 2 hat tricks in T20I after Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Tim Southee (New Zealand), Mark Pavlovic (Serbia) and Waseem Abbas (Malta).

Lockie Ferguson creates a record of most economical spell in T20I history 

New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson produced the most economical return in T20 World Cup history after bowling his maximum permitted four overs without conceding a run against Papua New Guinea. He also took 3 wickets in 4 overs.

  • He became the only second bowler in history to achieve this milestone after Canada’s Saad Bin Zafar.

Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma & Jadeja Announced Retirement fro T20I

After winning the ICC T20 World Cup, Indian Cricketers, Virat Kohli(35 years old), Rohit Sharma (37 years old) & Ravindra Jadeja have announced their retirement from T20 International(T20I) cricket. They will continue to represent India in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Test Matches.

About Virat Kohli:

i.He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2010 and played 125 T20I matches in his career, scoring 4188 runs at an average of 48.69 and a strike rate of 137.04.

ii.He is the fastest batter to reach the 3500-run milestone in T20Is, hitting the mark in just 96 innings and the second-highest scorer in the format.

iii.He was also named in the ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Decade from 2011 to 2020.

iv.He captained in 50 matches, emerging victorious in 30 while losing 16.

About Rohit Sharma:

i.Rohit made his T20I debut in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2007 against England.

ii.He was a part of the Indian Team that won the T20 World Cup in 2007.

iii.He has scored five T20I hundreds, the most in the format alongside Australia’s Glenn Maxwell.

iv.As captain, the 35-year-old Rohit Sharma led India in 62 T20Is, winning 49 and losing only 12.

About Ravindra Jadeja:

i.Jadeja made his T20I debut in 2009 and represented India in 74 T20Is, taking 54 wickets and scoring 515 runs.

ii.He was a part of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Australia’s David Warner retired from International Cricket

Australian cricketer David Warner(37-year-old ) announced his retirement from international cricket after Australia failed to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2024 semi-finals, exiting in the Super 8 stage.

  • He made his international debut in January 2009 in a T20I match.
  • He retired as Australia’s highest scorer and seventh-greatest batsman in the world in T20 format with 3,277 runs from 110 matches, at an average of 33.43 and strike rate of 142.47.
  • He scored one hundred and 28 fifties in the shortest format.

New Zealand Trent Boult retired from International Cricket

New Zealand’s left-arm fast bowler Trent Bould retired from international cricket after New Zealand’s T20 World Cup campaign ended with a 7-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in Trinidad.

  • Boult’s tally of 317 wickets in 78 Tests, is the fourth highest by any New Zealand bowler.

ICC Named Six Indian in Team of the Tournament for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024:

Six players from the title-winning Indian squad have been named in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 team of the tournament.

  • The team of the tournament also includes Rahmanullah Gurbaz(Afghanistan ); Nicholas Pooran(Trinidad and Tobago); Marcus Stoinis(Australia); Rashid Khanl (Afghanistan ); Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan ); and 12th man: Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

The 6 Indians on the team are,

i.Rohit Sharma led the team with a total of 257 runs at a striking rate of 156.7, making him the second-highest run-scorer behind Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

ii.Jasprit Bumrah took 15 wickets with an economy rate of 4.17, the best in a single edition of the men’s T20 World Cup.

iii.Suryakumar Yadav scored a total of 199 runs at a strike rate of 135.37.

iv.Hardik Pandya scored 144 runs at a strike rate of 151.57 and took 11 wickets.

v.Arshdeep Singh was impressive too in the tournament with 17 wickets at an average of 12.64 and an economy rate of 7.16.

vi.Axar Patel made a total of 92 runs with a strike rate of 139.39 and a total of 9 wickets.

Note: Tournament Team means a team that includes guest players and is put together for the sole purpose of playing in a tournament or other approved non-league competition.

First-timers USA knock out Pakistan, join India in T20 World Cup Super-Eight

For the first time, the USA team cleared the group stage of the T20 World Cup after its match against Ireland was called off. Following this, Babar Azam-led Pakistan were knocked out of the T20 World Cup 2024 in the group stage.

  • The USA joined India in the Super Eight stage of the T20 showpiece due to their wins over neighbours Canada and heavyweights Pakistan in their first two outings,

Amul Sponsor Three Countries in the T20 World Cup 2024

Amul, a leading Indian milk producer, was named the Official Sponsor of three countries (Sri Lanka, South Africa and USA), in the T20 World Cup 2024.

i.Previously, Amul has collaborated with the New Zealand and the Netherlands national sides for the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2011 Cricket World Cup, respectively.

ii.Amul was also one of the sponsors of the Women’s Premier League(WPL) in its inaugural edition.

About the International Cricket Council (ICC)
The 10th edition of ICC T20 World Cup will be hosted by India and Sri Lanka in 2026.
Chairman– Greg Barclay
Headquarters– Dubai, The United Arab Emirates(UAE)
Established– 1909