After the rather close affair in Adelaide, the teams head across to Perth for the second Test match. Historically, the pitch at Perth has been one of the fastest, but now the games have been shifted to the new stadium, away from the WACA.

The curator has already said that the pitch will be a fast one and that it will be great for the fast bowlers. Now, Indian captain Virat Kohli, who has the advantage of a great bunch of fast bowlers, said that this prospect does not scare him, but it is really an exciting opportunity.

"We are definitely confident of the percentage of chances we have and we want to build on that," said Kohli at a pre-match press conference before the injury problems were announced.

"Obviously Australia is going to be a strong team in their home conditions and on a wicket like Perth, which probably offers you more than most other pitches in Australia. But we have an equal chance," he added.

Historically, the Indian teams have not fared too well on fast, bouncy pitches, but according to the captain, things have changed and this new team seems to have the bases covered.

'Our bowling attack can bowl out opposition'

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Kohli (L) and Shami (R) inspect the pitch at PerthPaul Kane/Getty Images

"We certainly get more excited than nervous looking at lively pitches now because we understand that we do have a bowling attack that can bowl the opposition out as much as they are confident about their attack," he said.

He also praised the fast bowling group and said that all the bowlers have hit the peaks of their careers and this excites the team and their chances of doing well at Perth.

"And as batsmen, it gives us a lot of motivation and boosts us up to put in those significant match-winning batting performances, because we have so much belief in our bowling unit at the moment," the captain said.

India have already announced their 13-member squad and Prithvi Shaw, R Ashwin, and Rohit Sharma miss out which could well mean that it could be a pace attack at Perth.