England are all set to take on their arch-rival Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019. However, captain Eoin Morgan has urged his side to embrace their dreams to win the title. Although it will be a great moment for Morgan if they reach the final because that will be the first time since 1992. However, they have evolved a lot after the dismal show in the 2015 edition.
“Sometimes I’m guilty of it, you can lose sight of the position you’re in and the fact you’re living your dream,” Eoin Morgan said to the reporters on Wednesday. “I think it’s possible to play with a smile on your face tomorrow. All of those things. But I think excitement probably should be the dominant one,” he added.
“Everyone is excited to play this semi-final. The fact that through the group stages getting to this stage looked unlikely, or was called into question, makes it even more exciting for us,” Morgan told.
However, they faced a couple of losses in the group stage which made their qualification a little difficult. Moreover, their in-form opener Jason Roy also got injured and was out of the games. They even lost to Australia by 64 runs in the group stage. However, they bounced back pretty well and registered convincing wins against India and New Zeland respectively and sealed their place in the semi-finals of the 2019 edition with 12 points from 9 games. Australia had 14 points.
“We’re probably more confident than we were three games ago, we’re a different team,” Morgan said. “The loss against Sri Lanka hurt us. I don’t think we were playing anywhere near our best cricket, there was a hangover from the Sri Lanka game. It feels like we’re back to the team we are,” Eoin Morgan further added.
Both the teams will give their best to win the game so that they could reach the final at Lord’s on July 14.