The last time India went to the West Indies and played an ODI series there, they were thumped 4-1 in the five-match series.
Man of the Series Ramnaresh Sarwan, who made 273 runs at a Bradmanesque 91, and Chris Gayle, who made 260 at 52, were the batting stars for the home team then.
Dwayne Bravo, for his part, turned in a splendid all-round performance scoring 124 at 62 and emerging as the second highest wicket-taker with eight wickets.
With the trio still around, Team India know that emerging victorious in the upcoming four-match ODI series and making up for their flop show at the T20 World Cup will be no easy affair.
Ahead of the series, a look then at the numbers that matter in the 30-year-old ODI rivalry that began at Edgbaston with defending champs West Indies, propelled by an unbeaten 106 from Gordon Greenidge, inflicting a nine-wicket drubbing on India in a Prudential World Cup match on June 9, 1979.
Image: The victorious 2006 West Indies team celebrate their series win.
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