Australia's batsman Matt Renshaw steers a ball to leg from the Pakistan bowling during the first day of the third cricket Test match at the SCG in Sydney on January 3, 2017. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

Left-handed batsman Matt Renshaw is not scrounging for a spot in Australia's first XI test side for the upcoming tour of India, despite an injury to all-rounder Cameron Green.

Green, 26, is unlikely to play after he broke his finger during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, with the Western Australian ruled out of bowling commitments for the Nagpur test on February 9.

While it remains possible that he features as a specialist batsman, selectors may prefer to stock up on spin bowlers in the form of Ashton Agar or Mitch Swepson, or give Renshaw the nod at six.

Renshaw was the replacement at the time of Green's injury but only batted briefly, scoring five not out in the new years Test at the SCG while Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja hit centuries in a weather-impacted match.

After a BBL win for Brisbane on Sunday night, Renshaw admitted "obviously you think about that (potentially playing the first Test) a little bit."

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Matt Renshaw of Australia prepare to open the batting during day one of the Third Test match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

"Greeny's a class player of spin anyway so I don't know if that'll affect it too much, whether it's me or him as a batting option," he told AAP. 

"We saw how well he went in Sri Lanka, he's a great player.

"I've just got to go over there and just prepare as if I'm playing - and if I'm not playing just be a really good 12th man and a good tourist."

Australia are expected to reveal their XI for the first of four Tests against India closer to the match's commencement.