Young English batsman Joe Root, one of the few who have performed consistently well in the series believes adaptability is the key to move forward in the international arena.

On being asked about the Dharamshala stadium, he had just one word breathtaking.

Even though the match is purely of academic interest, world No 1 India would look to record a win in the last of their engagements prior to a tricky home Test series against Australia starting February 23.

A win at Dharamsala, resulting in a 4-1 demolition of the Englishmen, would be the ideal tonic to boost up the morale of a team that has endured nothing less than agony – physical and mental – in the 20 months following their 2011 World Cup triumph.

A win would prep them up well and good to welcome Michael Clarke’s team in less than a month’s time.