Former Indian legend makes a big statement about Virat Kohli

However, Australia's toughest challenge will come when they take on India in the upcoming four-Test series starting February 23.

"If they (individuals) want to get into a battle verbally, and that gets the best out of them then go for it": Steve Smith. The good thing about this Australian team is that we have players who have played in Indian conditions.

When asked about the game plan to stop Indian run-machine Virat Kohli, Smith said, "We obviously have a game plan".

"The bowlers found ways to get batsmen out, that's been the quality of our team in the past couple of years", Kohli said after being adjudged player of the match for his first innings double hundred.

"They are batting very well at the moment, they've got a strong top six so hopefully we can formulate some gameplans to get on top of them".

Meanwhile, Australia will be looking to snap a nine match losing streak in Asia and erase the memories of their horror series in Sri Lanka previous year. In India reverse swing is very important and both Josh and Mitch are very good reverse swing bowlers.

Star players like captain Steve Smith and opening batsman David Warner were seen hauling the heavy bags onto the back of the tempo.

Relations between the old foes neared breaking point nine years ago when Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh was suspended for three matches for allegedly calling Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds a "monkey" during the New Year's Test in Sydney.

And Smith will not instruct his team-mates to step away from confrontations with the prolific batsman in a four-match series that starts in Pune next Thursday. He is a world class bowler and he will be hard to play, but our guys will have our plans.

"We have a few surprises in the team, but it will be the senior players who have to take the responsibility, first up", said Waugh. "We know Umesh, Ishant and Shami can swing the ball with the old ball and they have pace as well".

"You probably learn more from losing games than you do from winning, so I guess the past year has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride in regards to results", Smith said in Mumbai. The first Test will be very important. However, he may have to wait for that a bit longer, as Jayant Yadav, who had given a good account of himself in the England Test series is expected to be the third spinner after Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, if captain Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble opt for a three-spinner attack.

"I've learned a fair bit along the way", he said, about the last eight months.

The four Tests will take place in Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi and Dharamshala.