Gill added he goes through a learning process every time he bats alongside Rohit Sharma, whose fearless approach at the crease has set the tone early for the team in almost every game in the World Cup.
New Zealand could only manage 327 in 48.5 overs chasing 398, with Shami producing a magical seven-wicket spell for his unprecedented third five-wicket haul in World Cup matches.
During his unbeaten innings, Kohli bettered Tendulkar’s record which he had created in the 2003 edition of the World Cup , was hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.
Maxwell needed time to recover and had missed Australia’s last match against Bangladesh on November 11 in Pune.
India will be looking to avoid a repeat of the 2019 World Cup semi-final when the Blackcaps knocked them out of the tournament after they stayed unbeaten in the group stage.
As Kiwi aim to secure their third consecutive World Cup final appearance after 2015 and 2019, India is determined to overcome the knockout barrier that has eluded them since their last major ICC title in 2013.
Both India and the Netherlands named unchanged teams.
Qualifying for the semi-finals requires Pakistan to defeat England by 287 runs; otherwise, they will be eliminated in the preliminary stages.
The last edition’s runners-up need to win by a handsome margin and hope that Pakistan (0.036) and Afghanistan (-0.038) do not win.
Maxwell battled right leg cramp and needed multiple medical time-outs before accomplishing the impossible.
Ahead of their last league match which is under rain threat, New Zealand are hobbling on eight points, aware of the fact that a defeat or a washout can throw them out of the tournament.
Trott, who has been heralded for taking Afghanistan to the next level in this World Cup, lamented an ordinary fielding effort shown by his players.
With six setbacks and one victory thus far in the tournament, England’s performance on Indian soil has been a dismal one.
The star all-rounder sustained the injury on his left index finger while batting during Bangladesh’s 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotka on Monday.
With Stokes set to undergo a knee surgery and David Willey retiring from international cricket after this tournament, there have been calls to give the likes of youngsters Harry Brook and Sam Curran game time.
Smith revealed dealing with the issue of vertigo as he addressed the media but hoped that he would be fine for the game.
India amassed 326/5 before the spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav shared seven wickets between them to bundle South Africa out for 83 in 27.1 overs.
Their most recent defeat was a 33-run loss to Australia in Ahmedabad, which officially ended their World Cup campaign.
The skewed battle between bat and ball has contributed to an aura of predictability in a number of games.