The three-match ODI and T20 series will be played before the four-match Test series between India and Australia. In this series, the vice-captain of the team Rohit Sharma will not be able to play due to injury. In the context of the Indian team landing without Rohit Sharma in the limited-overs series, Australia opener Warner said that it will not be easy to compensate him but Virat Kohli's team can deal with it. He said that he is definitely an important player in his team and he will miss them but he has players like Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and Mayank Agarwal who are in very good form. In this, he described Rahul and Mayank as their ideal replacement.
He said that these two players played in the IPL, so you have players who are in a good rhythm. Indian captain Kohli will return to India for the birth of his first child after the first Test, starting on 17 December in Adelaide, and Warner praised the decision. Warner also praised Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and said that he plays with patience and a balanced attitude.
Rahane is expected to lead the side after Kohli's departure, and when asked what would be different in the Test match, Warner said that he is patient and plays with a very balanced attitude. His understanding of cricket is very good. He said that from India's perspective it is fantastic that you have at least three very good players, if not four, who can captain the team at any time. He will bring patience and a balanced attitude like his nature.