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"I am focused and very aware of what I need to do".

The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, which is hosting its first test match, had a dusty dry look and was the center of attention in the build-up to this game.

Both teams have gone with more or less the expected line-ups, with India opting for three specialist spinners while Australia are playing two pacers, two spinners and Mitchell Marsh as the all-rounder. "I think it will take spin from ball one so hope we can post a good first-up total", Smith said at the toss.

Steve Smith, on the other hand, said that his side's prepation have been great, especially in executing their skills under pressure. These things you have to keep out of contention.

India are on an unbeaten streak of 19 Tests, they will intend to keep it that way as their skipper Kohli chases glory. Looking at it as a challenge. "Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however I don't believe that's the case", Smith said on Wednesday, when asked to react to Harbhajan's comments.

Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith has admitted his inexperienced side will be the underdogs when they face the world's top-ranked side India on their home turf but bristled at suggestions of a possible 4-0 whitewash.

However, the left-arm spinner played his last Test at Melbourne during the 2013-14 Ashes, and was not considered for selection for England's recent 0-4 defeat in India.

Earlier on Sunday, Cricket Australia announced a 16-member Test squad for the four-match India tour, which begins from February 23.

Australia went in with two spinners, Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe and the pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.