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The bouncier Australia pitches work to his advantage as he likes to play on the backfoot.

As for the recent innovation of day-night Tests, the former Pakistan batsman added: "In Southeast Asia we've got the right weather for day-night cricket but don't reduce it (Test cricket)". A 10-year break then followed between their second and third Test tours.

BRIEF SCORES: Indians 358 (Shaw 66, Kohli 64, Hardie 4-50) and 2 for 211 (Vijay 129, Rahul 62) drew with Cricket Australia XI 544 (Nielsen 100, Hardie 86). And we have been playing good cricket outside of India now and this is a very good opportunity for the team to perform well.

While India's attack is much improved from last time, they will have to step up in a major way to compete with Australia.

Prior to that it was a four-wicket victory at Adelaide Oval in 2003, when Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman memorably shared an epic 303-run stand in response to a Ricky Ponting double-ton.

The opening day of the four-day non-first class match against an understrength representative side was washed out by torrential rain but the storms abated on Thursday. Border and Simpson privately spoke to each player and helped each individual organise their game plan. Support the team as they re-build their world standing against number-one ranked India, led by captain Virat Kohli - high quality cricket will be on show in this match for the ages.

The last time Australia and India met at the venue was for the first Test of the 2014-15 tour, a game remembered for Kohli's two centuries and Nathan Lyon's 12 wickets as Australia won a closely-fought contest by 48 runs, an ICC report today said.

As incredible as the captain's run-scoring feats were in 2014/15, his team failed to capture 20 wickets in any of the four Tests. Ravichandran Ashwin ended with figures of 2/122. Especially, when it comes to the Test format, and in the overseas, the onus on them will always be double. "You don't get anything easy; they'll test us out over the next couple of days, which will be good, then you'll walk out into the middle knowing you've prepared well", he said.