The visitors are scheduled to play five One-Day Internationals (ODI) followed by three Twenty20 Internationals against hosts Australia. Rohit (6) failed to get runs under his belt as he ran himself out in the Twenty20 practice game against Western Australia XI yesterday, which the Indians won by 74 runs.

"We have got close to a week's time here before we play our first ODI. We do know what to expect from the conditions at Perth. I have played some cricket here in the past and my preparations will be according to that. I will be trying to get into the groove and would be looking to get my positions right," Rohit was quoted as saying.

"Also, getting my basics right will top my list. I will try to be a bit innovative and see what would work for me and what not. It is an exciting venue and you get a lot of value for your shots with a bit of bounce and carry off the pitch. I am looking forward to the first ODI," the Mumbai-based batsman said.

The 28-year-old termed the forthcoming series as no different from the previous ones where it is all played with passion and aggression."It will be a case of fighting fire with fire. Both teams have a history against each other and are highly charged up wanting to get results in their favour. The last series that we played here (in 2014) was very closely contested,” he said.

Although the result didn't go our way, we fought right till the end. We played some good and positive cricket which is exactly what we want to do this time as well," Rohit said.

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