Australian coach Justin Langer has expressed his excitement at the prospect of battling it out against India on a grassy Perth wicket which is expected to provide plenty of pace and bounce ahead of the second Test, starting December 14.
There has only been one first-class Test match played at the stadium in recent times, with the New South Wales prevailing over Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield which took place last month.
The pitch enjoyed a lot of praise and appreciation because of the signficant seam movement generated on the track, assisting the fast bowlers to a great extent.
"I'm really fascinated and can't wait to see what the Optus wicket brings," Langer told cricket.com.au..
"I went and watched a bit of the game, NSW versus WA. Certainly some pace and bounce."
"We've (also) seen some pace and bounce in it during the one-dayers and T20 game," he added.
Western Australia pace-bowler Jhye Richardson picked eight wickets for 47 runs during the first innings of the clash which will certainly be of interest to the Australian bowling attack, comprising of the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Perth stadium curator Brett Sipthorpe has also expressed his belief that the clash may not even last five days considering the bowler-friendly conditions.