Second Test: India v West Indies preview
Sachin Tendulkar's impending retirement has dominated the build-up to the final Test between India and West Indies.
Last Updated: 14/11/13 12:32pm
Tendulkar, the leading run scorer in the history of both Test and ODI cricket, is calling time after what will be his record 200th Test cap.
The build-up to the opening day on Thursday has been dominated by tributes to one of cricket's modern greats, who has amassed 51 Test and 49 ODI hundreds during a career that has coincided with the rise of India to a dominant position in the world game.
With his mother coming to watch for the first time, Tendulkar's renowned focus will be tested to the full as India look to turn their 1-0 lead into a series win against opponents who have not beaten them in a Test for 11 years.
India's victory by an innings and 51 runs in Kolkata last week was founded on the contributions of two debutants, Rohit Sharma's 177 and Mohammad Shami's nine wickets, meaning an unchanged team is probable.
In Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies have a veteran batsman making a milestone appearance of his own.
Chanderpaul, who debuted back in 1994, will be making his 150th Test appearance and needs 103 runs to become the seventh batsman to 11,000.
West Indies played five batsmen to accommodate Veerasammy Permaul as a second spinner at Eden Gardens, a plan that is likely to be revised following their three-day defeat.
Narsingh Deonarine and Kirk Edwards are the options to bolster the batting, while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has joined the squad in place of the injured Kemar Roach.
India squad: Dhoni (capt, wkt), Ashwin, Dhawan, Kohli, B Kumar, Mishra, Shami, Ojha, Pujara, Rahane, I Sharma, R Sharma, Tendulkar, Vijay, Yadav
West Indies squad: Sammy (capt), Da Bravo, Chanderpaul, Cottrell, Deonarine, Edwards, Gabriel, Gayle, Permaul, Powell, Ramdin (wkt), Samuels, Shillingford, Walton (wkt)