Theresa May has saluted England’s World Cup winners as flag-bearers for “modern Britain” who have made the nation fall in love with cricket once again.
Yorkshire duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were unanimous in their verdict on England’s once-in-lifetime World Cup win, with both men convinced they have just played in the greatest game of all time.
The battle between England’s batsmen and New Zealand’s bowlers will be key to deciding Sunday’s World Cup final, if the tournament statistics so far are any indication.
Joe Root admits things can get “spicy” when England face Australia but says any attempt at mind games will fall on deaf ears ahead of this week’s World Cup semi-final.
India will bid to edge one step closer to a semi-final spot when they take on West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Pakistan kept their World Cup hopes alive to end New Zealand’s unbeaten record with a six-wicket win at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
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’s faltering World Cup campaign veered further off track as old rivals Australia booked their place in the semi-finals with a 64-run victory at Lord’s.
Joe Root believes the sight of captain Eoin Morgan smashing his way into cricket’s history books has lit a fuse under the England dressing room at the World Cup.
Eoin Morgan unleashed a furious, record-breaking assault as England overpowered Afghanistan by 150 runs at Old Trafford, hitting 17 sixes as his side took over top spot in the World Cup standings.
Eoin Morgan allayed any lingering fears over his fitness by clubbing England’s fastest World Cup hundred while his side broke their own record for most sixes in an innings against Afghanistan.