India vs Australia: Usman Khawaja takes a blinder to dismiss Virat Kohli

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"Just like the great Australian cricket team of 2001 felt and we just fell short (of winning in India) and we were able to (win in) 2004", Langer told Australian radio channel SEN's Whateley.

Marsh will play in WA's Shield game against Victoria starting Friday at the MCG.

"Mitch Marsh probably hasn't been as consistent as he would like and we would like", Paine said, confirming that Marsh would be a likely inclusion later on in the Test summer.

"Going forward we've got full faith in him being a Test all-rounder and as this series wears on and we get to places where the wicket might be a bit flatter and conditions might be a little warmer and our bowlers a bit exhausted then the all-rounder position becomes important".

Schillar, 6, a leg-spinner who follows living Aussie legend Shane Warne, received his call from Australia head coach Justin Langer and is confidently dreaming to buzz off Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli.

Without Marsh's seamers, there will be added pressure on Lyon, the greatest finger-spinner the country has produced, to maintain his exemplary form, which would enable Paine to give his quicks longer breaks between spells.

"As this series wears on and we get to places where the wicket might be a bit flatter and conditions might be a little warmer and our bowlers a bit exhausted then the all-rounder position becomes important".

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India's first session of the much-hyped series couldn't have gotten off to a worse start, with four of their batsmen falling to the drive.

"The wicket over relays few years here has given enough over the game, we've got a lot of confidence in Nathan Lyon bowling a lot of overs if he needs to", Paine said.

"There has been so much talk in the last 10 months that everyone is sick of it", he said ahead of Australia's first home Test since "sandpapergate", where Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft tried to alter the ball in South Africa.

Opener Marcus Harris will make his Test debut, while Travis Head will bat at number six for Australia.

India will pick their playing XI for the first Test against Australia from the 12 players which was announced on Wednesday.

". they're (India) up against a really talented young Australian cricket team who have got plenty to prove", he said.

"And probably the fact that all our three quicks go in real fresh".

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