Consistency costs Mitch Marsh, but door still open for Test return

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Mistakes were made and India paid the price for them in the two previous overseas tours of the year.

"In terms of skill, in terms of experience, in terms of how we are playing, our mindset, we definitely feel we have the ability to win a series here", said Kohli.

"The workload on the guys who will play in the absence of the allrounder will be high but it's something that has already been discussed, that they should look forward to that and not think of that as a burden and something that's going to be tough", he said.

"We've obviously got a lot of confidence in Nathan Lyon bowling a lot of overs if we need him to".

". they're (India) up against a really talented young Australian cricket team who have got plenty to prove", he said. They will be bowling big overs if need be, and they are totally comfortable with that.

The new side has three Vics in the top six, with with Harris's opening partner Aaron Finch and Handscomb also from Victoria.

Despite the questions over Australia's batting, India's ambitious Virat Kohli did not consider the home team vulnerable as he attempts to become the first winning captain in this country.

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"He's scored 500 runs in Shield cricket in eight innings, that's a great way to go into a Test match".

"We know the talent Mitch has and we know he is good enough to be a genuine all-rounder at Test level. He's shown that over the last few years".

They have rested all their key bowlers like Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins with this series in mind and they will look to make good use of the favourable conditions in Adelaide which should favour the quick bowlers but offer some spin for Nathan Lyon as the match progresses.

"They haven't had great success in Australia in the past, as Australia haven't had in India".

"Travis Head bowls some handy off spinners so we have options there but we'll be backing our bowlers", he said.

India (from): Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. "It is going to be no different for them; they are going to see at times if they can attack Lyon and get on top of him.so it is going to be a real chess match in that regard", he said.

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