Preview: India look to tame Australia in Test series
Pune : The battle lines are drawn and between India cricket captain Virat Kohli and Aussies. It will be a four-Test series between India and Australia.
India come into the series after a successful home campaign which has seen them thrashing New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0) and Bangladesh (one-off Test).
Moreover, India are unbeaten since 2012 at home -- winning 17 Test matches and having drawn three.
Now, with Australia set to begin the challenging tour, captain Kohli said that India need to focus on their game and not be worried about the form and combination of the visiting side.
"Every match, every series is challenging. All the teams we played are good quality teams and Australia is not different. We don't rate anyone series higher or lower than the other. We are not treating Australia differently. Every opposition has to be respected on equal terms," Kohli said at the pre-match media conference.
"We are not worried about opposition's combination. We are comfortable what we want to do. We are aware of their skills, positives and negatives. We have done certain preparations. We tend to focus on our game. We respect every team but we focus on our skills and qualities," the premier batsman added.