After winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, India will look to add another trophy to their cabinet when they begin their tri-series sojourn with a match against hosts West Indies.
India will be the favorites to win the tournament and will look to kick off their campaign on a winning note on Sunday at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
The West Indies, who lost to India handsomely in the Champions Trophy, though, will not be easy opposition, after easing to a win over Sri Lanka in the first match of the series.
India skipper M.S. Dhoni, however, is not taking anything for granted and just wants to continue the good run of form his side have managed over the past few months.
"What is very important for us is not to look too far ahead," he said. "We will take it series by series. We just finished a world tournament in the U.K. and now we are in the West Indies.
"First, we will have to see the two teams which are ahead of us. The performance was really good in UK but we need to continue.
"The demands (of the fans) remain the same. The expectation when it comes to the Indian cricket team has always been the same. If things are moving, it will only move in one direction which is up."
India, who have the same squad that won the Champions Trophy, have built a strong one-day unit filled with youngsters who seem to want to perform for each other. Dhoni admitted the camaraderie in the dressing room has gone a long way in helping the team enjoy success on the field.
"I'm fortunate to have the players in the side to really soak up the pressure," Dhoni added. "What we have done really well is we have enjoyed each other's success and that has really contributed to the side winning most of the games.
"If I'm happier than the person who has actually scored a century or a fifty, you understand that's the kind of atmosphere that you want, because at the end of the day, what we play is a team sport."
Dhoni also stressed the importance of each player in the squad earning their place in the side. "It's important that the guys sitting out just to wait for their chance, don't think that if this guy does badly I will get a chance," he added.
"They can use that period to improve themselves and whenever the chance, whatever the reason may be, fitness or form, they try to earn that place in the side."
Expected lineups: West Indies: Gayle, Charles, Darren Bravo, Samuels, Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Sammy, Ramdin, Narine, Rampaul, Roach.
India: Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli, Karthik, Raina, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ashwin, Kumar, Ishant, Yadav.