Over 22,000 tickets have been sold for what is slated to be masterblaster Sachin Tendulkar's last international match in Sydney.
Tendulkar, however, is not certain to play in the game taking into account India's rotation policy over its top order.
Cricket New South Wales expects a crowd of at least 35,000 for the Sydney game, which also will be this season's last international match in the city.
''We had strong sales on this match from pretty early on, which to me indicates it's the resident Indian population in Sydney that's come out in force to support this game,''The Sydney Morning Herald quoted CNSW chief David Gilbert, as saying.
"Those fans recognise it's the last time we'll see Sachin Tendulkar in Sydney so they want to send him out in style. We don't even want to go there,'' Gilbert joked.