Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

18.34 11 Jul 2019


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England captain Eoin Morgan feels they've a 'huge opportunity' to land their first Cricket World Cup title this weekend. 

An eight wicket win over Australia at Edgbaston means they'll go to Lord's on Sunday to face New Zealand in the decider.

England failed to get out of the group stage at the last World Cup and Dubliner Morgan says they've improved since then.

“It’s a huge opportunity for us on Sunday. Everybody in that changing-room should take a huge amount of credit for what we’ve achieved in the last four years.

"Making the most of the opportunity on Sunday would be fantastic, but getting there alone is awesome.

“I’d like to thank the fans – we’ve had unbelievable support. Edgbaston has always been very kind to us, but our support today has been exemplary. We took a lot of confidence from the last two group games. We set the tone from ball one, and when we got on top we made Australia pay a little bit.

“I’m extremely happy for Chris Woakes to win player of the match. He’s a cool customer, he goes about his business exceptionally. Today was his day. Him and Jofra up front were absolutely outstanding – that was one of our best new-ball performances over the last four years.

“Jason and Jonny are quite imposing when they get themselves in. Personally I think they’re in the form of their life. They set the tone for how we want to play and that’s important."

While Channel 4 have announced they'll show Sunday's final on free-to-air television after coming to an agreement with Sky.

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon said: “This is fantastic news for cricket fans and the nation.

"This Sunday is a massive day for British sport with England tantalisingly close to lifting the Cricket World Cup for the first time and Lewis Hamilton setting his sights on his seventh season win at Silverstone – all live on Channel 4.

“The big winners of this strong partnership between Channel 4 and Sky are sports fans and viewers who want to come together for these big sporting occasions."


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