Brisbane is a very quick wicket though and with the young batting line up, India is going to feel the heat there, no doubt. Mitchell Johnson would be a big force and so would be Mitchell Starc if he plays. Both of them have got serious pace. And, apart from Ajinkya Rahane and even Murali Vijay to some extent, no Indian batsman has had a good time in test cricket of late. On the England tour, everybody’s technique got exposed. Even Virat himself couldn’t do much. He did not even get a half century there. However, the conditions in Australia would be different from English conditions. In England, it was more about swing and movement. In Australia, it would be more about pace and bounce.
India would surely be missing Dhoni- the batsman in Brisbane. First because he has played there before and knows the wicket a little bit and second, in general, he is a good player of cut and pull and on quick wickets, he is one of the very few Indian batsmen who feel at home. Wriddhiman Saha though, the backup wicketkeeper for Dhoni, has also had a good technique. But, he is inexperienced having played just two test matches in his career.