Dhoni expects aggressive Aussies
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is prepared for Australia to adopt an aggressive approach in the upcoming one-day international series.
The two sides will meet in the first of seven one-dayers on Sunday.
India hold the psychological edge after chasing down 202 to win the one Twenty20 international, but Dhoni knows that, even as the number one side in the world, the hosts will be severely tested in the 50-over contests.
"They bat up to number nine," he said on bcci.tv.
"That's why in the T20 game they were not too concerned about losing wickets and adopted an aggressive approach. They wanted to increase the pace.
"They have got quite a few bowlers who can bat and batsmen who can bowl, that way they have more bowlers to play with. So if it is tough on one bowler, there is someone else to take the responsibility.
"Hopefully we will be able to maintain pressure, but overall they are a very good side and their general approach would be aggressive and, with the kind of batting line-up they have, they will look to put enough runs on the board if they are batting first or look to chase down anything, especially with the dew factor that will be around for most of the games."
The tourists will be looking for a positive trip to ensure they go into an Ashes summer back home on a high.
Skipper George Bailey knows his side's attack could hold the key to their fortunes.
He said: "India are very good. They deserve to be number one in the world.
"They were the best team in the Champions Trophy.
"They are a very well-balanced side and we have to combat that. We are in a reasonable position to do that.
"I feel their batting is very strong. They bat right through to eight and nine. Their top seven are really strong. But if you focus too much on one batter, then another one is going to jump up and hurt you.
"So it is important to be consistent across the board and knowing that if we are going to bowl them out, keep them to a manageable target, we have to bowl well."