"It might be more conducive to bat against them in daylight. They have always had a powerful batting line-up. But it's the potency of the bowling that's making them such a threat at the moment,” he added.
He also commended India for possessing a well-balanced bowling lineup, where the pace attack seamlessly complements the spinners.
He lauded the variety in the spin department, with Ravindra Jadeja's impressive stats, the deceptive variations of Kuldeep Yadav, and the experienced Ravi Ashwin waiting in the wings.
“India has a well-balanced bowling lineup as the fast bowling talent is beautifully married with a couple of varieties of spin. Jadeja's stats are amazing. Kuldeep Yadav is a variation that can often bamboozle any opposition. And then you have Ravi Ashwin sitting in the background hardly getting a go,” said Gilchrist.
The former cricketer suggested that winning the toss and opting to bat first might be the optimal strategy against India in the current World Cup.
While acknowledging India's prowess in chasing, Gilchrist attributed their strength to the incredible run-chase abilities of Virat Kohli. India has won five matches chasing, including victories against South Africa, Sri Lanka, and England.
“I think firstly winning the toss and batting first, given how India have gone about their business. I don't suggest that they have a weakness in chasing. They have the greatest-ever run-chase co-ordinator in Virat Kohli,” said Gilchrist.
India currently stands atop the World Cup points table as the only undefeated team in the tournament. With a flawless record of eight victories in as many matches, India's dominance is a testament to their all-round prowess and the formidable combination of a powerful batting lineup and a lethal bowling attack.">