Australia and India have announced their XI's ahead of the series opener at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, with Joe Burns and Matthew Wade getting the nod for the opening spots.
Marnus Labuschagne will hold his place at first-drop, followed by middle-order incumbents Steve Smith and Travis Head.
Western Australia allrounder Cameron Green will make his debut, batting at six.
Virat Kohli will lead his side in the opening test before returning home to India, with the visitors set to welcome back Rohit Sharma for the Boxing Day Test as they aim to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Tim Paine (c, wk)
Virat Kohli (c)
Wriddhiman Saha (wk)