Skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that his captaincy was under threat after a string of disappointing performances by the once all-conquering Australian side.
Australian bowlers, too, would be up for the task after being smashed all over the park by Pandya who struck 83 runs in 66 balls and Dhoni who finished with 79 runs as their 118 run partnership shifted the balance of the game completely. "He and Smith will be the leading scorers for Australia in the series and hopefully they start that in Kolkata", the former Australian captain who led the team to its fifth World Cup triumph in 2015, said. "When I first started playing one-day cricket I think my first 30-odd games I played as more of a bowler, so I had to change a bit there", Smith, who has scored 3,188 runs from 99 ODIs, said. I had to find the right tempo for the game, whether it's hitting boundaries or finding the right time to hit a right boundary.
"It's something you learn as you play".
While extolling Smith's consistently good bating form, Clarke said he is unable to bring that excellence in showing the team the success route.
But Smith believes the world champions have a quality squad to bounce back in the series.
His axing hurt and came a major shock, coming as it did a little more than a month after his maiden ODI century, against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Smith's men were recently tested in a two-match Test series against low-ranked Bangladesh that ended 1-1, after going down 2-1 to India in March.
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"I don't think it (lack of net practice) will have a big impact".
And the hard-working 28-year-old insists that he is still far from a master of his craft.
Smith added: "I'm still learning". You can never be satisfied.
India is experiencing the retreat of monsoons and we got a glimpse of it in Chennai where rain hampered Australian chase.
Australia: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Hilton Cartwright, Matthew Wade (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis and Aaron Finch.