Despite the series scoreline in South Africa and England, the Indian bowling attack received rave reviews for being persistent and having the ability to run through sides.

They will be under the scanner once again in the upcoming series against Australia and although the conditions might not assist them as much as it did in England and South Africa, they will be required to step up Down Under.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who has spent enough time in India, has picked his bowling attack and it has a few surprises in store.

Ponting has decided to go in with Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammed Shami in the first Test match as his seamers.

Ponting picks his new and reverse swing bowler

R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep YadavGareth Copley/Getty Images

"Their fast bowling brigade would be Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami. This is the attack I would go in with.Shami is a very good reverse swing bowler, Bhuvneshwar is very good with the brand new ball," Ponting told

Despite being a match-winner in home conditions, R Ashwin has not been entirely successful in alien conditions and Ponting too believes that the offie might not be successful in Australian conditions and hence, he would play a wrist spinner in Kuldeep Yadav.

"I would go with Kuldeep. I know what Ashwin can do, he can bowl tight but I'm not very sure how many wickets he can get in Australian conditions, especially staying in Adelaide and then going to Perth. Will play a leg-spinner in these conditions," Ponting added.

The former Australian captain also said that he would not play Bumrah yet as Shami is better with the old ball with reverse swing and Umesh Yadav is better with the new ball.

Earlier, former Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram said he was worried about the Indian bowling attack as the conditions in Australia are not very conducive like they were in England and South Africa.

"I think the Indian bowlers will have it tough. To start off, there are a couple of drop-in pitches in Adelaide, Melbourne, they are not bouncy tracks any more. Brisbane will have a little bit of bounce. I think at Perth they are playing in a new stadium, I don't know what sort of pitch they have over there," Akram had told NDTV.