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Behind them is Josh Hazlewood, who is behind Ashwin by 27 points.

India face Australia in four Tests - all live on Sky Sports - with Ashwin, who has taken 254 wickets in just 45 matches - the main threat to the touring batsmen.

India have played Twenty20 and one-day internationals at the grounds in Pune, Ranchi and Dharamsala.

"I think Starc is a brilliant bowler for the sub-continental conditions", Hussey stated on Wednesday (February 15).

The first match of the four-match rubber will start from February 23 in Pune.

Interestingly, former Australian quick Brett Lee has said that Australia was risking over-protecting Cummins, pointing out that that the young fast-bowler would "fail to learn vital lessons about what his body is capable of" if he were to miss out on a tour of India. Okay, how are we going to take wickets? Smith said that his team worked on both the technical and mental aspect of playing in India by simulating Indian conditions as much as possible. Ashwin and Jadeja are doing there for a long time in India.

Starc, who bowled at Australia's intra squad practice match in Dubai said, "It's been a while since I have been over there to play red-ball cricket, it's been four years". The guys were able to adopt game plans and try and find the best way to find success here in India.

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"He doesn't care about reputation, always backs himself and doesn't get nervous".

The same India cricket team side that took on the recently-concluded one-off test between India and Bangladesh in Hyderabad, has been named for the first two Test matches.

And it comes only six months after Australia were humiliated 3-0 in Sri Lanka, their third straight whitewash loss in Asia after a 2-0 defeat to Pakistan in the UAE in 2014 and a 4-0 drubbing in India a year earlier.

India-Australia series are notoriously feisty affairs - the 2008 contest Down Under was nearly called off following the infamous "Monkeygate" incident as animosity between the old foes threatened to boil over. You don't want people to change their natural games.

"I'm happy where everything is at, at the moment".

"Obviously this is going to be a very hard tour and I am excited by that challenge". Shami hurt his knee during the Test series against England, while Mishra injured his knee in the third and final Twenty20 worldwide against England in Bangalore on February 1.

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