There might be a few injury concerns in the Indian camp as they prepare to take on the hosts in the fourth and final Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but a confident unit led by Virat Kohli is on the cusp of achieving many new records.
Kohli, who equalled former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly by captaining the side in 11 overseas wins, needs one more win to become the most successful Indian captain in overseas conditions.
Also, if the side wins or draws the Sydney match, they will become the first Indian team to win a Test series Down Under in their 11 attempts. This side will go past Bishan Singh Bedi's team of 1977-78 tour and Sourav Ganguly-led Indian side in the 2003-04 tour.
'I know how difficult it is to win here'
"It's only been four years (since I have been a captain). If it happens, it's great because I have come here the third time on a Test tour and I know how difficult it is to win here," Kohli said on the eve of the fourth and final Test starting Thursday.
"Our year ended very well and we will try to make sure that we start this year well too. We are taking this as a standalone Test, which we must play with full intensity and effort," he further added.
Despite leading the series, the captain does not want to bother too much about history and wants to start afresh.
"The reason why we want to win this Test is we understand as cricketers how difficult it is to come here and play. It's not only the team you are playing against, it's the whole nation." Kohli will become the most successful India captain away from home.
However, the captain conceded that the win in Melbourne strengthened the belief in the team and has brought all the players together and this will only help them rally around each other better in Sydney.