Australia's bowlers face heavier burden against India

WATCH: Virat Kohli Plays a Deadly Bouncer from Mohammed Shami

Australia coach Langer fears history-chasing India are 'smelling blood'

Curator Damien Hough has promised to leave some grass on the pitch for the series opener between India and Australia even though it will be a day affair, unlike the three day-night Tests played in Adelaide in the past three seasons.

Ricky Ponting's men won by 122 runs for a record-breaking 16th consecutive Test victory with just seven balls remaining in a breathless finish after part-time spinner Michael Clarke took three wickets in five deliveries.

In the video, Kohli is seen ducking bouncers and dispatching imperious cover drives in Adelaide.

"Ashwin is a clever bowler".

With all eyes fastened on Virat Kohli and lovers are hoping for an Indian sequence win, basically because of the absence of banned Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner.

The last time India toured Australia for a Test series was in 2014-15, when the tourists went down 2-0 in the four-Test series.

Speaking ahead of their first Test of the upcoming four-match series against Australia, the 30-year-old batsman said that injury to their pacers is also not a big concern for the team as they have now got the sufficient bench strength.

Kohli, ready to spearhead India's bid for their maiden Test series win in Australia, predicts the opposition will "go hard" and attempt to get into his teammates' heads.

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Having spent frustrating decades envying Pakistan's endless supply of fast bowlers across the border, India's excitement around their current pace attack is palpable but they would do well to temper their sunny optimism in Australia. He will vie for a place in the playing XI with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has 185 wickets and 1,395 runs to his name from 39 Test matches. Their spinners are such a vital part of their Test match success.

"I was very selfish because no. 6 was not a position suited to my batting".

"Yes, Australian teams of the past have always had few words to say but it was always on the back of some good hostile bowling, you can't do without it".

Australia's quest for reverse swing led to a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March this year and this will be the first Test at home for the hosts since that infamous Cape Town Test.

"I don't think there is any pressure as a batting unit, most of our batters are experienced enough", said Pujara. "So while there is no doubt this is India's best chance to win in Australia, it's still incredibly challenging to be able to win away".

"Last time here, we really enjoyed batting together a lot, especially at the MCG", Rahane recalled.

"Shaun Marsh keeps peeling them off in every format and every game he plays".

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