Don't celebrate yet: England T20 captain

England captain Jos Buttler is warning his bouyant batch to temper celebrations of their near-perfect display of T20 cricket.

Buttler rates a 10-wicket walloping of India in Thursday night's World Cup semi-final as one of England's best performances ever.

Chasing 169, Buttler and Alex Hales smacked 0-170 - the highest partnership in T20 World Cup history.

The demolition books England a berth in Sunday night's final against Pakistan, a task which Buttler says is sobering.

"We don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves and pat ourselves too much on the back," Buttler said.

"We come up against a Pakistan team in red-hot form in a final of a World Cup.

"It's a game that is just going to be such an amazing occasion, one we will go an enjoy as much as we can and express ourselves and try and show off our talent."

Buttler hailed the win against India as complete and "immensely satisfying".

His bowlers were miserly - only another masterclass from Virat Kohli (50 from 40 balls) and a whirlwind from Hardik Pandya (63 from 33) escaped their clutches.

The batting was brutal yet beautiful - Hales (86no from 47 balls) crunched seven sixes and four boundaries; Buttler (80no from 49) struck nine fours and three sixes.

So how do England rise to another level in the decider against Pakistan?

"The occasion will do that quite naturally," Buttler said.

"It's going to be an amazing occasion ... the (type of) games you want to be involved in in your career.

"You don't come down this road very often so it's certainly something to be relished, to be enjoyed.

"And I just encourage us to play with the same freedom - win, lose or draw - that we showed (against India)."

England ruined the prospect of another showdown between Pakistan and India in the cup finale.

"Certainly there were a few people wanting that final, of course," Buttler said.

"We wanted to spoil that party.

"And I'm sure having seen the first game of the tournament between India and Pakistan, there was a lot of people that would have loved to have seen another edition of that.

"But they will have to wait for another time."

Express paceman Mark Wood (stiffness) and Dawid Malan (groin) missed the semi-final and remain in doubt for the decider.