England captain Eoin Morgan on Thursday said his team has taken a massive leap since its first round exit in World Cup four years ago and has a "huge opportunity" to win the elusive crown at Lord's on Sunday. England hammered Australia by eight wickets to reach their first World Cup final since 1992. "I was six in 1992, I don't remember it, but I have seen a lot of it. It is an opportunity for us on Sunday, a huge one at that too.
It is a massive leap from where we were in 2015. Everyone in that dressing room must take a lot of credit for that," said the 32-year-old skipper at the post-match presentation. Openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are in the form of their lives and Morgan would love a fifth consecutive century stand from them in the final against New Zealand. He also praised pacer Chris Woakes, who took three crucial wickets against Australia.
"Roy and Jonny at the top of the order are really imposing when they get themselves in. They are in the form of their lives and they take advantage of that. They set the tone for us. "Extremely happy for Woakes also. He is a cool customer and has been one of the best bowlers for us in the last couple of years."