India, West Indies teams arrive in Kolkata

Nov 11 2011, 17:03 IST
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Cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrives at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata on Friday for the 2nd Test match against West Indies. (PTI) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh arrives at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata on Friday for the 2nd Test match against West Indies. (PTI)
SummaryEyeing his impending 100th international ton, Tendulkar is expected to join the team on Saturday.

The Indian cricket team sans Sachin Tendulkar and R Ashwin along with their West Indian counterparts arrived on Friday for the second Test beginning Monday.

Eyeing his impending 100th international century, Tendulkar is expected to join the team on Saturday, while off-spinner Ashwin, who is getting married, will join the squad on the eve of the match, team sources said.

The Chennai spinner is tying the knot with Preethi Narayanan on Sunday and is expected to fly straight to Kolkata after taking the wedding vows.

Ashwin scalped nine wickets, including six in the second innings in the opening Test to earn the man-of-the-match in his debut match in New Delhi.

Both the teams opted to rest today and according to the local manager India will practice at one pm on Saturday.

Leading 1-0 by virtue of their five wicket win in the first Test, India will aim to seal the three-match series with a victory here.

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