Batsman Virat Kohli has implored India to achieve series triumph over England in Wednesday's fourth ODI in Mohali, rather than rely on victory in the fifth and final match in Dharamsala later this week.
The Indians sport a vital two-one lead after victories in Kochi and Ranchi, affording them the chance to clinch ultimate triumph in Chandigarh - and render Sunday's fixture Himalayan town a deadrubber.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, which sits almost 1,500 metres above sea level, has never before hosted an international match but was approved to do so on January 27 despite being deep in the winter season.
This month has already seen significant snowfall in Dharamsala, while weather forecasts suggest the match could be due to start in temperatures at, or just below, freezing point.
"It's not certain we are going to have a game in Dharamsala. We are all aware of the weather problems, so this game becomes all the more important. It makes the game really, really important," said Kohli.
"We have to step up on Wednesday. We will treat the game like it it is the last in the series, we have to. But when you lose the first game in a series, that is how you go into every game."
India are likely to field an unchanged XI, with opener Ajinkya Rahane set to keep his place ahead of the burgeoning Cheteshwar Pujara despite the former's mere 51 runs in the three matches played so far.