India v West Indies: First Test match preview, live cricket streaming

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When: 03.30 (GMT)

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The West Indies warn there will be no place for sentiment as they head into their two game Test series against India starting in Kolkata.

With the glittering career of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar winding down and the cricket-mad nation he calls home set to spring into celebration of his career and mourning its end, the visitors are in no mood to hand over two easy wins.

West Indies manager Richie Richardson said Tendulkar will have to earn every run he makes, with his side’s bowling attack to make as uncomfortable as possible for him.

“We want to make it clear that we have come here with a mission to win the series,” Richardson said.

“We will try our best to stop him from scoring runs. We will not let him an inch. He has to earn every run.

“We all have thought about giving a fitting tribute to Tendulkar after his last Test at Wankhede.

“We don’t want to reveal our plans. It will be a big surprise for him.”

The last time the West Indies were in the country Tendulkar was again the centre of attention for a different reason as he prepared to celebrate his 100th international ton, only to fall six runs short.

India won that last series 2-0, but Richardson said his side knows they have a rare chance to win away from home on one of the toughest road trips in world cricket.

“Winning a series in the sub-continent is a big challenge for every team,” Richardson said. “It’s a big opportunity for the youngsters.”

West Indies last won a Test series in India 30 years ago, when Clive Lloyd-led team beat India three times in the six-Test series, with the other games ending in a draw.

Some of India’s side will need to switch their focus from a white to a red ball after winning their epic seven-match one-day series against Australia 3-2, with the side’s batsman in red-hot form.



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