Australia's batting line-up misses prominent names such as Smith and Warner, both of which are now serving a one-year bans for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in March 2018.
The common refrain from Australia in recent years, whenever questioned about sledging and poor behaviour, was that they play aggressively and occasionally headbutt the line but will never cross it.
His performance has been below par in Australia in comparison to his overall Test record.
"In the last few years, we have produced some quality fast bowlers and even when it comes to bench strength, even if a couple of our fast bowlers are injured, they will have some back-up. I can't describe what it is.But he has made some adjustments which has helped him", Pujara expressed.
Twenty-three-year-old left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has already become a big name among world's most prominent spinners of the current era. "I haven't played much Test cricket". It will be Kuldeep's maiden tour to Australia. "And we have been playing good cricket outside of India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well".
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India's closing excursion to Australia which got here in 2014 noticed the vacationers dropping the four-match sequence Zero-2. Overall, he has 20 wickets to his name at an average of 62.15 on quick Australian pitches. However, it wasn't the case in upcoming Australia vs. India 2018 series, as BCCI refused the proposal.
Head appears assured of playing his first home Test with coach Justin Langer saying the last batting slot is between Victorian duo Marcus Harris and Peter Handscomb.
Data from CricViz has found that Kohli has faced 99 of these balls from seamers away from home since his last Test tour of Australia in 2014-15.
Pundits once bracketed Kohli alongside Australia's Steve Smith, Joe Root from England and New Zealand's Kane Williamson as the batsmen who would go on to dominate world cricket but the India skipper's prolific run-scoring form and consistency has set him apart from the rest. Even a video of Kohli batting in the nets has gone viral on social media. But in 1998 at the Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Warne drew first blood by having the batting master caught for four in the slips, then he ran through the middle order to restrict India to 257 in their first innings. With the help of his ability to swing the ball both ways and occasional knuckle balls, Bhuvneshwar has picked up 63 wickets in 21 Test matches so far.