Boult keen for another shot at Australia in World Cup final

Perry takes seven wickets as Australia thrash England

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has already done his best to unsettle England by insisting "it's their World Cup to lose".

Australia's David Warner walks off for nine during the 2019 Cricket World Cup second semi-final between England and Australia.

Fitting him in might mean sacrificing Liam Plunkett, though, a bold call given the team's three tournament defeats have come when he has missed out.

Eoin Morgan admitted that recent record would be a confidence booster for England, who lost to Australia at Lord's earlier in the competition. Justin Langer, as Australia's coach, admits as much in his comments that included the line "Bairstow and Roy are a huge part of England's success and we'll be doing everything we can to nullify that".

"Whether that's from being involved in the first ball, it's just finding a way to deal with it and get involved in the game as quickly as possible".

Warner, who walked out to boos because of his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa past year, returned to even louder jeers.

"The support we have had throughout the tournament has been unbelievable and certainly something I have never experienced in my life. Just one change, Peter Handscomb will come in for Usman Khawaja", said Finch after winning the toss.

Finch is certain the XI fielded by Australia will rise to the occasion.


The English crowd has wasted no time in giving it to Steve Smith and David Warner during Australia's World Cup semi-final against the host nation.

Nobody, of course, ever underestimates the Australians, especially in World Cups.

"Today perhaps some of those small margins went our way and it was great that we could get across the line and beat a very strong side". Their opponents in this semi-final have been consistently better in this World Cup and beat England comprehensively two weeks ago.

Had Australia won the game against South Africa they would have been playing in the first semi-final at Old Trafford in Manchester.

England's prospects of progressing to the semi-finals appeared precarious after their 64-run defeat to Australia in the group phase at Lord's, meaning they needed back-to-back victories against India and New Zealand to stay in the tournament.

Although Australia were top of the group for most of the round-robin phase, they lost to South Africa on Saturday. "You do get a real sense of belief from the crowd and it does make a difference".

Asked what he expected to see on the faces of his players before their critical match, Morgan said: "I think excitement probably should be the dominant [emotion]".

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