Former Australian captain Michael Clarke reckoned that it will be a tough series for Australia but it will be a great one for the young team to set the tone for the Australian summer. Speaking exclusively to NDTV, Clarke said, "As a player, I thought playing against India was just as challenging and just as rewarding if you have success. I think this will be a tough series for the Aussies, a great one for this young team. This will really set their tone for the Australian summer when we play England in the Ashes." Talking about his experience of playing against Australia, former India batsman VVS Laxman said, "I always looked forward to playing against Australia." Laxman also went on to add that it will be a big series for Virat Kohli.