England may have pushed aside Australia to reach its first ICC cricket World Cup final in 27 years, but coach Trevor Bayliss wants to wait and see.
He held his feet firmly on the ground, urging his side to turn off the outside noise, reminding her that in the final against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday, July 14th, another game and job had to be done.
“We can not hear the outside noise, whether it’s good or bad,” Bayliss told the BBC. “We still have a job to do and a big match ahead of us.
“We talked after the game in the dressing room and realized that we have not won anything yet, there will be a lot of noise around you, but we can not hear anything about it.”
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England suffered a stutter in the group stage and threatened to miss a place among the top four before raging again in the last two round robin games against India and New Zealand. Captain Eoin Morgan, who has been campaigning for a positive cricket style since his disappointing 2015 season and chasing the team’s batsmen out of the blocks, blamed his departure for this philosophy for the group stage fights. Bayliss also reminded his players to maintain their best style.
“We just have to focus on how we handled our cricket in the past four years and what has brought us so far,” he said. “We have to go through our process, and if we do that, we know we’re going to play good cricket and the opponents have to play even better to beat us.”
“We are confident, but not exaggerated, four years ago, after the last World Cup, which was not good for England, we decided to win the 2019 edition, which is a great feeling.” Now we have the chance to fulfill those dreams. “