Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade believes his preparation has been good enough to cope with the tough conditions in India.
Wade has been under pressure to retain his spot behind the stumps after an inconsistent showing during the Test series against South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy was critical of the Tasmanian for his glove work, saying he was struggling with the basics as well as missing dismissals.
Ahead of the four-Test series against India, Wade said he had put extra time into training to cope with the spinning wickets on the subcontinent.
"I've outsourced a few other people throughout the last month or two and had a good catch in Australia, done a lot more training and stuff than probably what I did leading up to Test matches because we were playing so much," he said.
"(I) feel confident in my technique and things that I've done but also taking a little bit of experience that I had in the West Indies on big-spinning wickets into this series.
"Feeling confident but as you said ready to get into training and put that practice into play in the next couple of days."
Wade will captain the under-strength Australians in their three-day tour match against India A beginning Saturday.
The 25-year-old said he was ready for the 'challenging' hot and humid weather expected.
"It's definitely not as hot as what it is probably at IPL (Indian Premier League) time when most of the guys are used to being over here, but having said that it's still going to be quite warm," Wade said.
"Challenging in the fact to keep hydrated and those kinds of things throughout a Test match but we're pretty used to it now.
"It's not too much different to playing in Perth on a hot day. We've just got to make sure we're looking after our bodies two or three days out from the Test match."
Wade, who batted at number six and scored an unbeaten ton in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney, said he would be happy to take that spot in the order again.
"I'm happy to bat at six if that's what Michael (Clarke) and the selectors want me to do. I'm happy to bat anywhere in the Australian team," he said.
"If it suits batting at six it would be great to get out there that little bit earlier – hopefully a little bit before the new ball – and get into it. It would be nice."