Waugh warns England not to underestimate New Zealand


"Instead of freezing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1992 - so feeble have they been for a generation at the 50-over format - England played a virtually flawless game to eliminate the holders".

Rashid told BBC Sports it's just another game of cricket with a bat and ball adding all the hard work they have put in is paying off.

Cricket World Cup chiefs on Friday warned fans wishing to attend the final at Lord's between England and New Zealand against paying thousands of pounds on secondary ticket websites.

England, the tournament host, will play New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday.

He was adjudged to have gloved a delivery from Pat Cummins through to Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey, although replays suggested the Surrey batsman had missed the ball by some distance.

"It was as close to rock-bottom as I've been", said Morgan. It was time for an overhaul of the English game, as this couldn't happen again at the 2019 World Cup on home soil.

"You weigh up every possible 11, whatever you think's the strongest 11 to win the game, matching up to England, also what is in your best interests in terms of your strengths", Finch said when asked about Maxwell's possible omission.

Australia failed to win a World Cup semifinal for the first time in eight attempts, unable to defend a total of 223 that it limped to after being reduced to 14-3 after winning the toss.

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"I think it would be really important for someone like New Zealand", he said.

England's top cricket writers were impressed by what they witnessed at Edgbaston.

The World Cup final at Lord's.

Jos Buttler has had a subdued World Cup by his standards and he might choose the biggest stage to showcase some fireworks.

"Sunday is not a day to shy away from, it's a day to look forward to, much like today", he said. Born in Ireland, Morgan is the steely and unflustered face of England's one-day team, a protector of his players, a role model when it comes to discipline and professionalism.

The key to victory, says Morgan, is for England to maintain the same positive approach and not let the occasion at Lord's impact on their decision-making.

"They bowled extremely well and took their opportunities".

A deal has been cut so that the final will be on free-to-air television on Sunday, giving the whole country a chance to witness the culmination of this England team's journey to potential greatness.