Team India skipper Virat Kohli will be the cynosure of all eyes when the visitors take on Australia in a four-match series, starting December 6 in Adelaide.
Kohli is India's best hope if they have to trump Aussies but the player feels he doesn't need to prove anything to anyone.
Kohli has been in top form this year and will be awaiting the battle.
Is this India's best chance to win an away series?
India have endured a difficult 2018 after losing both their away assignments against South Africa and England.
Now, this series against Australia gives the side another chance to come out strong.
Several pundits feel this is India's best chance to beat the hosts, away from home.
Even without Steven Smith and David Warner in the team, Kohli knows it won't be an easy task.
I've become more assured of myself: Kohli
"I think from last time round, I've become more assured of myself, I don't really find the need to prove anything to anyone. It's all about doing what the team wants me to do and just giving my 100% on the field," said Kohli.
Kohli is enjoying the form of his life
Kohli is enjoying the form of his life and can truly dominate the Aussies.
If others can bat around him, then expect India to post mammoth totals.
Kohli is the highest run-scorer in Tests in 2018 (1,063).
He was also India's best batsman in SA and England.
And the last time he toured Australia in 2014-15, he amassed 692 runs that included four tons.
Kohli expected to shine on Australian soil
India need their batsmen to deliver goods in Australia after twin failures during tours of South Africa and England this year.
Barring Kohli, the visitors have struggled to perform overseas on fast and bouncy pitches.
Given India's track record, one would fancy Australia as favorites, but we expect Kohli to shine.
He has dominated bowlers, across the globe and Australia should be no different.