England captain Eoin Morgan said his crew had performed a number of the pleasant cricket of their last two group video games to make the semi-finals of the World Cup after 27 years.
Back-to-back defeats with the aid of Sri Lanka and Australia had jeopardized England’s semi-very last potentialities, but Morgan’s men bounced again in style, ending India’s unbeaten run in Birmingham after which crushing New Zealand to typhoon into the remaining 4.
Morgan said the hosts could draw loads of suggestion from their dominant overall performance in those video games.
“I think we do tap into what we’ve got accomplished the last games,” he said after England spanked New Zealand with the aid of 119 runs.
“It’s been extraordinarily vital to our campaign. It is glaringly the motive that we’ve got thru, and we have been capable of play a number of our exceptional cricket due to that.
“So tapping into that, figuring out what we did nicely and if that also stays the same precedence going into the semi-very last, which I assume, it’s going to.”
A not unusual thing in each the victories become the flying start England were given from openers Jonny Bairstow, who smashed his 2d successive century on Wednesday, and Jason Roy who made a roaring return from hamstring harm inside the suit against India.
“We bat all the manner down, but those two are pushing the ceiling as to what guys can normally do,” Morgan said.
“That was a part of the process within the first years of this four-yr cycle but searching at wherein the men are now; it’s first-rate the skills they own.”
More than the runs they raise, Morgan become thrilled with how the openers complemented every other.
“One of the things that form of stands proud for me that doesn’t take place in any ordinary partnership, it happens in unusual alliances, is that each of them ebbed and flowed.
“Jonny was given off to a flyer, Jason was pretty slow to start after which caught up, and Jonny bogged down.
“It changed into sincerely exceptional to watch due to the fact normally you’ve got two men competing with every different the entire time seeking to get beforehand, seeking to get the strike, seeking to be extra dominant, while as a partnership they’re extremely dominant.”
England will play both Australia or India in their semi-final match at Edgbaston, in which England have not misplaced in 10 games throughout formats.
“Yeah, it’s a place that we sincerely like gambling,” Morgan said.
“If we had a choice of wherein we might play our group-degree games, Edgbaston, The Oval and Trent Bridge would in all likelihood be the three grounds where we’d have performed the nine games if it changed into just your personal World Cup.
“So it’s miles comforting that we’re going to one of those three grounds.