Jason Roy says England's stinging defeat by Australia in the Cricket World Cup group phase gave the hosts a "good kick" and helped them rediscover their mojo.
Aaron Finch remains proud of Australia's progress in the last 12 months despite their embarrassing World Cup semi-final thrashing against England.
Australian media lamented their team's "shellacking" by England in the Cricket World Cup semi-final, warning it was an ominous harbinger for the upcoming Ashes series.
Australia captain Aaron Finch admitted his side were "outplayed" by England after the World Cup holders saw their reign ended in a semi-final thumping
Chris Woakes saluted England's "incredible" eight-wicket demolition of Australia as the hosts swaggered into their first World Cup final since 1992.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc set a new record for most wickets at a single World Cup when he had England's Jonny Bairstow lbw in the semi-finals at Edgbaston.