Classy touch

Semi-fi­nal­ists pay homage to heroes of ’92

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Cricket World Cup 2019 - Nick Hoult

The mem­bers of the last Eng­land team to reach a World Cup fi­nal have been sent a replica of the cur­rent side’s shirt em­bla­zoned with their name on the back to com­mem­o­rate their achieve­ment 27 years ago.

The light blue shirt worn by this Eng­land team was de­signed in homage to the 1992 side who reached the World Cup fi­nal in Mel­bourne, where they lost to Pak­istan. That team are re­garded as Eng­land’s finest one-day side and the cur­rent crop are hop­ing to go one step fur­ther.

Phillip De­fre­itas, who played in the 1992 fi­nal, put a pho­to­graph of his new shirt on so­cial me­dia. “I will be wear­ing it on Thurs­day and hop­ing this fine young team go one step fur­ther,” he said.

To­mor­row’s semi-fi­nal against Aus­tralia is the first time Eng­land have reached the last four since the 1992 tour­na­ment.

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