India, West Indies teams arrive in Kolkata

Published: Friday, November 11, 2011, 17:00 [IST]
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Ashwin to join the team after wedding

Kolkata, Nov 11: The Indian cricket team sans Sachin Tendulkar and R Ashwin along with their West Indian counterparts arrived here today for the second Test beginning Monday.

Eyeing his impending 100th international century, Tendulkar is expected to join the team tomorrow, 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 on Friday 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 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.


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