And Sky are planning to allow as wide an audience as possible to watch the eagerly-anticipated showdown if they overcome their semi-final opponents.
Their eight-wicket semifinal mauling of Australia, home advantage, a thrashing of the Black Caps in the group stage, and their dominant displays over the past four years, would all be major factors in their significant favouritism to win their first World Cup.
The India captain said: "We played outstanding cricket throughout this tournament and to just go out on the basis of 45 minutes of bad cricket is saddening and it breaks your heart". "We'll be giving it everything we can in order to try and win that game".
But could fatigue be an issue with only two bowlers sending down more deliveries thus far in the competition?
New Zealand is back in the World Cup final - and Trent Boult isn't hiding who he wants to meet at Lord's on Sunday.
Eoin Morgan's team thrashed traditional rival Australia in the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup on Thursday, exactly a year to the day since the England men's soccer team went out in the World Cup semifinals.
Though they still can not be bracketed among the "invincible" Australian teams of the past, trust them to rise to the occasion when the stakes are high.
And after what New Zealand media quickly dubbed "The Manchester Miracle", the understated Williamson insisted the 2015 runners-up had every chance of going one better and winning their first World Cup title.
"To actually be able to do it (playing in a semi-final), is like living the dream", Handscomb told.
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England captain Eoin Morgan welcomed the decision, saying: "That's very cool".
"I think Sri Lanka was a game we felt we could have won and should have won, but let ourselves down and that had an overhang into the Australia game", Morgan said.
"They have got a lot of success in the bank".
Roy, however, was missing with a torn hamstring and since his return, England have secured crucial wins over India and New Zealand that took them into the semi-finals.
The hosts claimed a position in the top four by defeating both India and New Zealand and registering two back to back victories in the latter half of the tournament.
"I feel like we had a wobble at the right time, a bit of a blip, and it's made us stronger".
Australia skipper Finch danced around the question of whether all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will be dropped following a run drought.
Asked about the Aussies fielding Peter Handscomb and also Mathew Wade likely to get a look in, Morgan said they are preparing for the entire squad of 15 and won't be targeting anyone in particular.
"I wouldn't get too carried away yet", he said.
"We knew a new batter coming in that situation would find it tough and wouldn't have been able to soak up just as much balls as we were doing".