England captain Jos Buttler says he has been dreaming about lifting the Men's T20 World Cup trophy before Sunday's final against Pakistan in Melbourne.

"It really links back to what you were like as a kid," said Buttler. "The kind of things you would be doing in the garden with your brother and sister, pretending to lift a trophy."

"I've certainly had a few dreams about that kind of thing. Now to be able to have the opportunity to have a chance to live that out is incredibly special." he added

Buttler's side reached the final with a superb 10-wicket victory over India on Thursday, their best performance in a campaign that was struggling after a shock defeat by Ireland in the group stage.

Pakistan had a very rocky start, losing their first two games before winning four in succession to secure a place in the final.

The two sides finished a closely-fought seven-match series in Pakistan just five weeks ago, with England winning 4-3.

Buttler played down the importance of that victory, given the final will be played in completely different conditions in Australia.

He also said fast bowler Mark Wood and batter Dawid Malan, who both missed the semi-final with injury, are "improving" and did not rule them out of selection.