The Border Gavaskar Trophy is almost here, and players, analysts, and fans alike are looking forward to what promises to be one of the most important series in Indian history.
Australia and India are undoubtedly the two finest teams in the longest format, and both sides have some outstanding individuals who will be aiming to have a big influence on the series.
David Warner, a member of the visiting team, will be particularly eager to have a successful series after struggling during his two prior journeys to India.
Warner is the Australian team's second-most seasoned player, only behind off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
The seasoned southpaw has played a couple exquisite hits against India despite having a poor record there.
In the longest format, David Warner faced India for the first time during the Australian leg of the 2011–12 Border Gavaskar series.
Before the third Test match in Perth, where he played a fantastic inning and scored 180 runs off just 159 pitches, Warner did not have a terrific series.
Warner smashed five sixes and 20 boundaries against the Indian bowlers, who were already dealing with a difficult series.