As the Indian bowlers seem set to dominate the Aussies Down Under, here is a list of the top five, who may bring out their best to lead the visitors' challenge in tough overseas condition.
Harris will become Australia's 456th male Test cricketer after appearing to win the selection race over Victorian teammate Peter Handscomb for the four-Test series opener.
His performance has been below par in Australia in comparison to his overall Test record.
Indian top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has credited the Indian Premier League (IPL) for producing "one of the best fast bowling attacks" in the country.
"Yes, Australian teams of the past have always had few words to say but it was always on the back of some good hostile bowling, you can't do without it". In reply, Australia made 328, helped by Ian Healy's 90. He has played just five Tests but has been remarkable as he already has 19 wickets to his name at a notable average of 25.26.
The 2007-08 tour of Australia was not the first tour that had witnessed some downright poor umpiring that hurt the Indians.
But it is the five-day format that Kohli and India are looking to conquer, with India never having won a series in Australia in more than 70 years of trying.
According to reports, there will be no change in the pitch for the opening Test match in Adelaide. Kohli had scored 692 runs, including four hundreds, during India's previous Test tour of Australia and Hazlewood said the run-machine will once again take centrestage when the rivalry renews from December 6 here. Singh's precise lines and swing saw the batsmen falter as they kept edging to wicket-keeper MS Dhoni. He had played out that session (morning session of the fifth day) really well, he had left the ball and right ahead of lunch we had lost a wicket.
Paine's batting lineup has been rated the worst Australia has ever assembled in tests by local media, so the bowlers could well be under pressure to defend some modest totals. The 24-year-old pacer has claimed 28 wickets in six Tests with an impressive economy of 2.91 per over.
In Steve Waugh's farewell Test, India were on course to win their first series Down Under.
"So, I think while playing in Australia, he knows what to do".
"Then, when you bat with lower-order batsmen, you perhaps know whether to attack or play a defensive game and have a partnership with those guys".
Lyon only took Kohli's wicket once in the 2017 series in India, but it was a mental victory for the offie - in the second Test in Bengaluru, the India skipper misread a flat delivery and was trapped dead in front, hands raised above his head without offering a stroke.
The outcry reflected just how important the pitch is to players, fans and administrators who have invested time - and lots of money - to watch a dramatic contest.Despite the vast pressure, the curators are focused on the root of their jobs - nurturing the plants and trying to get the best out of them every time.