"I hope Rahul will have a little more confidence in himself now after this 44," Gavaskar remarked.
The track in Perth isn't expected to be alike the one in Adelaide.
The stipulation was that none of them must have ever played a T20I game in their entire career.
"He will turn the fortunes of Australian cricket."
He is currently serving a nine-months ban from Cricket Australia (CA).
"We will stick to the plans that work for us."
Prithvi Shaw's injury has opened a door for the Indian opening duo of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.
The first game is going to be played between the defending champions Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat.
This is the first time that India took a lead in the very first Test played in Australia, bettering the 2003 tour’s record when they won the second Test to go 1-0 up.
‘Thought of playing Test cricket again still burns deep.’