The teams were accorded a traditional welcome at the airport with Mohiniattam and Kathakali dancers greeting the players. The two sides will begin their practice sessions on Wednesday.

A pavilion in the name of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar will be inaugurated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The unveiling of the 'Star Trophy' for the winners will also be held on Wednesday.
     
The opening match of the series will be a day-night affair. The legendary Sachin Tendulkar got a memorable gift in his emotionally-charged farewell Test which lasted just about two and a half days as India crushed a hapless West Indies by an innings and 126 runs to complete a 2-0 whitewash in one of the most lopsided contests in recent history.

(Agencies)

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