In a match that will be watched around the world, India’s skipper Virat Kohli has made a few subtle adjustments.
India have won only one match, but have the advantage of not having to face England, which has won five and is unbeaten in five.
The only thing missing is a third straight Test series defeat.
“The way I’m thinking about the match, the way I feel about the team is that it is going to be a very difficult match, especially when you look at the conditions,” Kohli said after the match.
“We’ve lost three Tests, so I think that’s very difficult to deal with.”
Kohli was in the middle of a tour of the West Indies when he announced his retirement.
“I have made it clear to my team that we have to play a very aggressive cricket.
It’s very important for the team to keep going,” he said.
It’s not the first time Kohli, who was also India’s coach in the 1980s, has made his displeasure known.
In a 2009 interview with ESPNcricinfo, Kohli called England’s captain, Ian Bell, “the biggest Englishman” in the country.
And in 2011, Kohl said that the England-Australia series “was like the World Cup for me”.
“They have a great team, they have great captain, they’re very good in their batting, they’ve got a good fielding system, but when it comes to bowling, they can’t get away with anything,” Kohl told The Daily Telegraph.
“And they’ve been doing it for so long.”
They’ve always been able to get away, so it’s just one of those things where they can get away but it’s very hard for us.”
India will need a big show from Bell to stop England.
On Tuesday, they face England in the last Test of the World Series in Chennai.
If England can’t beat India, the series is over for them.