Morgan tells his England players to embrace being in World Cup final

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He said: "I think we did (embrace it), absolutely". Jason Roy made it a hat trick of sixes with the best of the lot, nearly sending the white ball out of Edgbaston.

You may never play a game as big as this in the rest of your career.

England thrashed Australia in the semi-final by eight wickets to storm into their first final since 1992.

"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 and stuff like that, so you put dozens of teams up, dozens of combinations and that happens every game, you throw enough stuff in the air, but we were really confident to back Maxxy (Maxwell) in to the game".

England have definitely come a long way in polishing themselves up and preparing for this world cup.

It was nearly the ideal day for England after losing the toss, with Australia soundly beaten in every aspect.

Archer also fired a short ball into the helmet of Alex Carey that left him reeling and needing eight stitches to a cut on his face.

Coach Justin Langer has publicly lauded how the Aussies' semi-final conqueror selected both the guts of their World Cup team and their game plan all the way back in 2015.

It didn't show on England.

The opener launched Nathan Lyon's first ball back down the ground for his first six of the innings before slapping the spinner through backward point for another boundary, showcasing the full range of shots in his arsenal.

"They played pretty much the flawless game of one-day cricket in a big occasion, a semi-final against Australia when there was a lot of pressure so that will give them a lot of confidence going into Sunday no doubt".

Archer's in-swinging first delivery pinned Aaron Finch flush on the front pad - as the visitors' captain became the first Australian to be dismissed for a golden duck in a World Cup match. His partnership with Jonny Bairstow would be crucial for the fortunes of England in the Final. Given caught behind despite making no contact with the ball, he instantly called for a review only to belatedly realise Jonny Bairstow had already used it up.

With two runs needed and rain arriving, Morgan flat-batted a four as England moved to 226-2 and sealed victory.

With neither England nor New Zealand having ever won the title, we are now set to witness a new world champion hold aloft the trophy at the Lord's balcony this Sunday.

Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, who had a dream spell in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, set a new record for the most number of wickets in a single edition of the mega event.

Only New Zealand stands in the way of England completing the turnaround from ODI no-hopers to world champions on Sunday.

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