And so, India have ended up losing yet another Test away from home, their sixth consecutive defeat in Australia, the last two being an addition to the 4-0 thrashing they were given the last time they came here.
Gautam Gambhir was like a walking wicket in Australia in 2012, and if early indications are anything to go by, the same might be the case with Shikhar Dhawan this time. Although these are still very early days in the event
As India and Sri Lanka get set to face each other in a five-match one-day series, we take a look at five players from India for whom the series will be extremely important considering the upcoming World Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan announced himself on the scene with a sensational Test hundred on debut against Australia last year, but he definitely has some work to do before he can block his place as one of the openers for the World Cup.