New Delhi: Team India's cricket campaign for 2016 kicks off on Tuesday against world champions Australia.
MS Dhoni's side goes into five-match series on the back of a disappointing ODI showing in 2015.
Right from the Tri-nations tournament featuring England and Australia ahead of the World Cup to the ODI series against South Africa, the Men in Blue found triumphs hard to come by last year.
All that is a thing of the past now, as Mahi and team have key assignments in the early half of the new year.
Hence the Indian boys will want to start their preparation for the ICC World on home soil with a decent outing in Australia.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Barinder Sran, Gurkeerat Singh, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishi Dhawan
Australia: Australia: Steve Smith (c), Aaron Finch, David Warner, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade (wk), Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, Joel Paris, Scott Boland.
Date: January 12, 2016
Time: 0850 IST
Venue: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TV listing: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD3