India came to this African nation without many established names such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and spinner R Ashwin.
"It's an international game, it has to be played with same intensity and purpose. Our focus is inwards and we want play as good as we can. Let's see how far we go," Bangar said at the pre-match press conference.

"We have a talented bunch of young players. They have done well in domestic championships. We are not too giving much attention to the what opposition is saying," he said.
Bangar said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was looking forward to lead a young side.

"He is very excited to be part of bunch of young players. It's been after a long time that he is getting an opportunity to play with younger players and pass on his experiences," he said.

Asked what would be the motivating factor for India in this series, Bangar said there was a lot to look for.

"It's a great platform for the younger guys. It has provided a launch pad for a number of cricketers. Virat came in here and led India for first time. Suresh came in and then Anjikya. We believe it's an important tour for younger guys. It provides us opportunity to see future stars," he said.

Bangar said there were no fitness concerns for the visiting team.

"Everybody is available for selection. We will pick best possible XI in every match."

Talking about the conditions here, the India coach said, "We have made the most of two practice days we had. What was noticeable, definitely the kookaburra ball was behaving different than the SG ball. Less tinge of green on the  wicket than the past season. That's what we have noticed”.

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