England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

Bayliss, who has been in charge of England since 2015 and led them to the top of the one-day global rankings past year, has a contract until September.

All the officials appointed for the final were also in charge of the second semifinal between England and Australia, which the hosts won by eight wickets on Thursday.

It was a big moment for former England captain Strauss, who was drafted into the newly-created role at the England and Wales Cricket Board after the team's dismal World Cup flop four years ago.

"In 2015 we were way off the mark". I'm just happy to play games and win games.

Roy requested a review but England had already squandered their lone review of the innings with an unsuccessful attempt to overturn fellow opener Jonny Bairstow´s lbw dismissal for 34.

Morgan described Joe Root as the "glue" in the lineup which includes a bevy of swashbuckling match-winners such as Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. They take the attack to the bowlers, they never sit off.

"I think Sunday's not a day to shy away from, it's a day to look forward to", said Morgan, an outrider in English cricket in becoming an ODI specialist when the steely Dubliner realised his Test career had stalled.

By reaching the final, England have guaranteed an global match will be shown live on free-to-air television in Britain for the first time since the iconic 2005 Ashes series - a chance to inspire a new generation.

"Throughout the whole summer, the game was on the front and back page of every newspaper going around, everyone was talking about and it that is really good for the game and it's the game I love so it's great news that it's on free-to-air".

"We should be able to take this momentum with us all the way through to the final".

"But the fragility of the batting order under sustained pressure is a worry".

"I think giving ourselves the opportunity for Sunday's final is brilliant. They will be a hard side to beat on Sunday".

Ross Taylor topscored for the team against India but opener Martin Guptill has been woefully out of form since his 73 not out in their opener against Sri Lanka.

Eoin Morgan's side produced an inspired display to complete a remarkable eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston and will meet New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.

For Australia, the only positive was paceman Mitchell Starc taking one wicket to move to 27 for the tournament, a record for a single edition of the World Cup.