India goes into the final ODI on Thursday eyeing another home series triumph against the West Indies, a far cry from the dominant force it was when the city last hosted a 50-over international three decades ago.
A victory in the fifth One-Day International will ensure India maintain their unbeaten run since the reverse against South Africa in 2015.
Leading 2-1 in the five-match series that also witnessed a tie, the hosts faced unexpected resistance in the past few days, including suffering a shock defeat, since the time the West Indians set foot in the country a little more than a month ago.
The weather is expected to play a part with showers predicted.
Virat Kohli’s men bounced back from the loss in the third match at Pune to record a massive 224-run win at Mumbai.
The home team will hope to carry the momentum into the series decider in the southern city.
The last ODI played was also between the two teams and was won by the visiting side, then an eminent force in world cricket. Jason Holder’s men will look to seek inspiration from their illustrious predecessors and level the series.
The final ODI, the second international game to be played at the new Greenfield Stadium in the city, is expected to draw a full house, but the weather holds the key.
The match starts at 1.30 pm.