After having an invincible run to the final, India is one win away from being crowned as the dream team of 2023.
Shami also took his tally to 23 wickets despite missing four matches at the start of the tournament to become the leading wicket-taker in the World Cup.
With New Zealand facing unbeaten hosts India in Wednesday's last-four clash in Mumbai, the star batsman was confronted by dozens of reporters at Wankhede Stadium eager to hear his views.
After a seven-month-long injury hiatus that started in India, the 33-year-old New Zealand captain got one of the loudest cheers when the DJ announced his name in Chennai
This was the Kiwis' third win in as many matches, completing the chase of 246 with plenty to spare.
The Kiwis will look forward to inputs from Mitchell Santner who plays for Chennai Super Kings and is well aware of the conditions and pitch at Chepauk.
Retained for the 2023 season, the South Africa born Phillips played five matches this year for the 2016 champions.
Williamson had suffered the injury while playing for Gujarat Titans in the opening match of the IPL 2023 against Chennai Super Kings at Ahmedabad.
There are just over 50 days remaining before New Zealand plays England in its opening match at the World Cup on Oct. 5.
The Indian team, which lost the World Test Championship final to Australia last month, continues to hold on to its top spot.