England Outclass Australia to Reach World Cup Final 2019
It was a great moment for former England captain Strauss, who was drafted into the newly created role on the England and Wales Cricket Board after the team’s failure at the World Cup four years ago.
Strauss was the man behind the appointment of England’s head coach Trevor Bayliss and urged the ECB to put more emphasis on white-ball cricket during his tenure, which has brought them to the top of the ranking of one-day international teams.
He left the position in October 2018 to spend more time with his family after his wife was diagnosed with lung cancer.
It’s been England’s best performance at the World Cup, Andrew Strauss told Sky Sports.
England completely destroyed Australia with the bat and the ball. The way Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer set the tone was fantastic as they ruined the top order.
And with the bat, I mean it was an exceptional batting of Jason Roy in particular. Now is not the time to talk about the ashes, but the way Mitchell Starc lined up, I thought it was fantastic.
It was the maximum performance of the English team. England will enter the final with incredible spirits, with great confidence and will be sure that it can also push New Zealand away to claim the first trophy of ICC World Cup.
I was so excited to see that today. All I ask of this England team is to play the same way on Sunday, said Strauss.
Meanwhile, Australian legend Shane Warne admitted that England is deserved to win, he also backed the hosts to take the title for the first time. Disappointing from an Australian point of view, but England far surpassed them, Shane Warne said.
England showed its class, I thought Eoin Morgan showed a world-class performance and lead his team so well. He manipulated his bowlers well. England seems to be at its peak at the right time and that’s what you have to do to win the World Cups.
England beat Australia by 8 wickets with a comprehensive win to reach in the Final of ICC World Cup 2019. Where it will face New Zealand in the Final at Lord’s on 14th July.