Chris Woakes Focuses on Cricket World Cup Final 2019
Eoin Morgan predicted that Birmingham boy Chris Woakes will play a key role in England’s World Cup semi-final against Australia’s fierce rivals here at Edgbaston on Thursday. And it really happened as he just ruined the top order of the Australian team as they lost early 3 wickets in the first power play. Just like India lost his top order and in result it lost the match as well.
The Fast Bowler did not disappoint as his astonishing 3-20 spell with the new ball gave a lethal blow to Australian innings to restrict Australia up to 223-runs. Woakes just took the wicket of dangerous batsmen and the leading run-scorer batsmen David Warner. When Australia fell to 14-3 and it was not possible for them to recover. In the end, England headed for an eight-wicket triumph to reach their first World Cup final since 1992.
Woakes said that he is delighted to get credit along with team performance for the dominant victory. An amazing performance from the team, starting with the bowling and the way the guys finished that was exceptional,” he said after the game. There were some nerves around, some anxious people in the locker room, that’s natural in the semi-finals of a major tournament. The way we produce the products showed how good we are and how we work as a team.
I don’t think it was bad ground in any way, and when you have them on top, they have to rebuild and we keep pushing. We set ourselves to a flyer in search of a relatively small total and that’s probably the difference. Woakes and England were severely criticized after being overtaken by Australia in Lord’s group stages.
We try not to see what people are saying, we could have knocked down Lord’s, but we’ve had the urge to play two good matches against India and New Zealand and we continue today. Probably hasn’t sunk, winning the way we have against Australia on the best ground in the world is amazing and we really look forward to Sunday.