Ben Stokes was labelled “almost superhuman” as he inspired England to World Cup glory for the first time after a thrilling conclusion to their final against New Zealand at Lord’s.
England’s cricketers are ready to put the finishing touches to their World Cup final preparations at Lord’s, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at hand and the biggest audience in a generation waiting.
England swaggered into their first World Cup final in 27 years, blowing away rivals Australia by eight wickets in a magnificent display of attacking cricket that sets up a winner-takes-all date with New Zealand at Lord’s.
Adil Rashid insists he is fully fit to play his part at the business end of the World Cup despite an ongoing shoulder problem.
Joe Root expects emotions to run high against India on Sunday, in a game England will be treating like a World Cup quarter-final.
England opener Jason Roy will be given until the last moment to prove his fitness for Sunday’s crucial World Cup showdown with India.
England continue their World Cup campaign against the West Indies on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl.
England spinner Adil Rashid is hoping to nurse his shoulder through the World Cup with the help of “a few pills and a few stretches”.