Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
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Group defeats no bother to Williamson ahead of World Cup final

Group defeats no bother to Williamson ahead of World Cup final

However, in the pre-match press conference, England captain Eoin Morgan shared they are more confident now. "You need to enjoy the occasion to win games like this".

"I'm sure the boys are disappointed with the chase", Boult said at the time.

"I think it's possible to play with a smile on your face tomorrow".

Beyond that, I look at the middle order with some awe too.

Plunkett has a lot of respect for their semi-final opponents but shares the popular belief that the Morgan-led side is the strongest English team in a World Cup.

"So we were in two minds as to whether the wicket was going to be good, because obviously it rained yesterday, but was under covers". The opening pair offer something not many other teams have - an aggressive onslaught that can easily take the game away from the opposition before they pick up their first wicket. "We want to attack in a positive way without being reckless and I think that's how we've been for the last however many years". I don't think we were playing anywhere near our best cricket, there was a hangover from the Sri Lanka game. But after getting beaten by Pakistan and Sri Lanka we dwelt on it a little bit rather than just forgetting about it and moving on.

After the match, Pietersen simply tweeted the word "England's", followed by a trophy emoji.


Radio Sport will have live commentary and on iHeartRadio. "I thought the way the bowlers and the fielders operated throughout on a big field, on a surface which they had to adapt differently again, was a great effort". "Guys are trying their heart out to do well for their country, trying to learn, trying to get better", he added.

"That left-arm angle's something that seems to have been effective in one-day cricket for a while now, and they've exploited that throughout the tournament".

"We are not over-targeting or overanalysing anybody". On numerous occasions, he's delivered when we've been four or five down early and he's had a part to play, so he's a key player for us."On the Edgbaston crowd, Morgan said it will play to their advantage, attributing the support as a reason for their success here".

"There's only so much practice you can do". "You do get a real sense of belief from the crowd and it does make a difference. He's a good bowler but they have quite a few fine bowlers". England lost to Australia comprehensively in their league match at the Lord's.

"It still hasn't sunk in that we've made it", he said. "But, if it we feel it is going to turn we will lean towards a spinner".

It was an optional workout, and the 30-year-old was not the only player to sit out, but it fuelled suggestions that Australia were preparing to axe him in favour of Matthew Wade.

Australia have had to deal with their fair share of injuries during the tournament, with both Shaun Marsh and more recently Usman Khawaja being ruled out.

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