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"Mitch Marsh probably just hasn't been as consistent as he would like and we would like", Paine told a news conference on Wednesday.

His name is Archie Schiller and he has already joined with the Australian team during the practice sessions ahead of the four match Test series against India. Yes, they will miss Warner and Steve Smith, but that confidence level, the attitude and the approach you expect of an Australian player, an Australian team - the character of the Australian sides against whom I played - that character is not obvious in this Australian team.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Australia Cricket team captain Tim Paine posed with the Border-Gavaskar trophy on the eve of the first test in Australia's Adelaide on Wednesday.

"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".

"They got through the Ashes past year I thought and bowled a hell of a lot of overs", captain Tim Paine said. And probably the fact all our three quicks go in really fresh, so we've got confidence in them - particularly at the start of the series. "They'll also be under great pressure, I think".

Australia could give a debut to in-form opener Marcus Harris, likely to partner Aaron Finch at the top of the order with Usman Khawaja appearing to be sufficiently recovered from knee surgery to come in at number three. Without them, India could have a golden opportunity to break their series drought.

Most encouragingly, Australia is back on home turf where the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon flourish. In an interview to the Australian news website, SACA chief executive Keith Bradshaw said the ticket sales for the first Test are not as high as in the previous years at the same venue, where day-night Tests have become a regular feature since 2015. "They got through the Ashes past year I thought and bowled a hell of a lot of overs", he said.


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