Thursday, 14 November, 2019

England stay grounded for CWC final: Coach

England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final
Cary Erickson | 14 July, 2019, 08:56

"No, sir. They romped into it by playing some of the most exhilarating one-day cricket this world has seen", wrote Telegraph's Scyld Berry.

Joe Root (R) and Eoin Morgan of England celebrate victory during the Semi-Final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and England at Edgbaston on July 11, 2019 in Birmingham.

"I'd be lying if I said we weren't a bit overawed by the change of scenery", said Taylor as he looked back to New Zealand's first and only match on Australian soil in that tournament.

Pat Cummins can not wait to return to Edgbaston and believes Australia will want revenge in the Ashes opener after their Cricket World Cup exit at England's hands.

"It will be a matter of the same again trying to produce everything that we can performance-wise but - enjoy the day". He dismissed Jonny Bairstow, taking his wickets tally for this World Cup to 27.

Jason Roy has been the architect behind England's comeback and gives the team the swagger which has become synonymous to England's brand of cricket over the last three-four years.

By getting to the final for the fourth time, England have ensured the match will be screened on free-to-air TV in Britain - the first time this has happened since the 2005 Ashes series on home soil - and Morgan feels their achievement has made the sport "very cool".

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"Really proud of everyone involved for how much hard work and how far we have come, but at the same time we came here to win a semi-final and get ourselves into a position to win another World Cup".

For it was the Black Caps who showed England how to play the modern one-day game at the 2015 edition in Wellington four years ago.

"We have just got to concentrate on the way we have gone about our cricket over the past four years and what has got us to this point and go through our process".

But Finch admitted they lost the match in the first hour of play against an inspired England pace attack led by Chris Woakes, who claimed three key wickets.

Jason Roy smashed 85 off 65 balls as England beat defending five-time champion Australia, chasing down a target of 224 in 32.1 overs.

Williamson shoulders the burden of expectation for New Zealand in terms of their batting, the skipper having hit 548 runs at the tournament, over 200 more than any of his team-mates.

England made the final in 1987 and 1992 but went down to Australia and Pakistan respectively.