At a time when Sachin Tendulkar’s impending 100th international century has become a
national obsession, India would try to keep the focus on the overall result which would not just boost their ICC rankings but also up the confidence ahead of the tougher tour of Australia next month.
Needless to say the spotlight is on Tendulkar everytime the veteran Indian batsman, who is in the last lap of his career, comes out to bat. And Eden Gardens, with its glorious past, will wait for the moment with bated breath.
But in the bigger picture, the match will give Team India an opportunity to exorcise the ghosts of their humiliating 0-4 defeat in England.
Known to be ‘Tigers’ at home, India had received a rude jolt in the opening Test in Delhi, falling short by 95 runs against the West Indies in the first innings.