The Australians recently won the ODI series against England but continue to be a side in dire need for constant motivation.
A win against India in the sub-continent can go a long way in boosting confidence.
Considering that several players have played in IPL matches here, the touring party can surely learn from their experiences in bringing down the World Cup champs. A look.
All eyes would be on Shane Watson, an able commander who has done extremely well for Rajasthan Royals in the past.
This all-rounder has immense experience of Indian conditions and can be a vital asset for Australia.
Watson is deadly in the shorter formats of the game and can turn the heat on regardless of whether his side is batting first or second.
Aaron Finch is another player who can add teeth to the Aussie attack.
Consider this: In 14 games for the underperforming Pune Warriors last season, Finch - who captained the side as well - amassed 456 runs.
Finch's ability to open at the top will test Indians and his attacking style can give his side brisk starts from where the middle-order can build.
Shaun Marsh is currently battling injury but his arrival, if at all, can spell doom for the hosts.
With 300 runs from 8 innings for Kings XI Punjab in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, there is no doubt that this south-paw is at home on Indian pitches.
A made-to-order T20 and ODI specialist, Steve Finn is a superb prospect for the Aussies.
A terrific batsman, excellent finisher and a mind-boggling fielder, this man can do no wrong.
Finch has powered Pune Warriors' innings on several occasions and if he is chosen in the playing XI against India, can do the exact same for the national team as well.
And let's not forget the bowlers.
In excellent form presently, Mitchell Johnson has been unforgiving on behalf of the Mumbai Indians.
He may face several of his IPL teammates on the opposite side when his team plays India but expect no dip in spirit and effort.