MS Dhoni and Co. will take on reigning T2O Champions England in a one-off T20 on Saturday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. England, seeking their first win on the disastrous tour, will be hoping to end the tour on a high.
Pietersen's fate depends on the results of a fitness test conducted on Friday and his absence would deplete England's strength to a great extent as he is their best bet against spin.
Offie Graeme Swann, who would lead the side in the absence of injured regular T20 skipper Stuart Broad, has to deliver the goods in bowling alongside his left-arm spin partner Samit Patel in what is likely to be another slow surface, like the one seen on Tuesday.
Uthappa said a win in the Twenty20 match after the 5-0 whitewash of England in the ODI would be like the proverbial icing on the cake.
But he cautioned that England, the world's No.1 Twenty20 side, have the ability to bounce back. 'They will definitely want to come back hard at us and finish the tour with a win.