Dharmasena and Erasmus named umpires for World Cup final

Annette Crawford
July 14, 2019

Roy requested a review but England had already squandered their lone review of the innings with an unsuccessful attempt to overturn fellow opener Jonny Bairstow´s lbw dismissal for 34.

England's director of cricket Ashley Giles said in February that they are nearly certain to have one coach in charge of their test, one-day global and Twenty20 teams after Bayliss completes his stint.

It is perhaps appropriate that England are facing New Zealand in a final between two sides who have yet to win the World Cup.

Spinner Adil Rashid says England must approach Sunday's Cricket World Cup final as if it is any other game.

They mauled Australia on Thursday, with what Kane Williamson's side may see as alarming ease.

Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and Marias Erasmus of South Africa were on Friday appointed as the on-field umpires for the World Cup final between hosts England and New Zealand at the iconic Lord's on Sunday. They take the attack to the bowlers, they never sit off.

By getting to the final for the fourth time, England have ensured the match will be screened on free-to-air TV in Britain - the first time this has happened since the 2005 Ashes series on home soil - and Morgan feels their achievement has made the sport "very cool".

The comprehensive loss to a rampant England side was the first time Australia had made the last four of the competition and not advanced to the final.


On Friday, ICC named the match officials for World Cup final and once again fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure.

"It's really good for the game and it's the game I love", he said.

For it was the Black Caps who showed England how to play the modern one-day game at the 2015 edition in Wellington four years ago.

England opener Jason Roy smashed three sixes in a row in his 85 off 65 balls, helping England reach its target in just 32.1 overs.

England completed a stunning victory over Australia on Thursday to set up a decider against 2015 runners-up New Zealand at Lord's.

"We had a chat in the changing room (at Edgbaston) afterwards and realised we have not won anything yet", Bayliss said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Matt Henry and Trent Boult blew away India's vaunted top order in a low-scoring thriller and with Lockie Ferguson in the ranks, they could be quite a handful for any batting lineup.

"I think we were always chasing that flawless game, but it just didn't come".

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