Australia batsman Steve Smith hopes he can find some rhythm, and form, against India.
South Africa are in a strong position at the close of play on day three of the first Test with Sri Lanka thanks to 199 from Faf du Plessis.
Australia captain Tim Paine was somewhat controversially dismissed on Monday, much to the frustration of Matthew Wade.
Paceman Kagiso Rabada is back in contention for the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
India flexed their muscles after Australia's top order struggled to limp to 133-6 at stumps on day three – a lead of just two runs.
Pakistan made New Zealand toil hard but the Black Caps eventually broke through to take full control on Monday.
South Africa gained the upper hand in the first Test against Sri Lanka, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis all in the runs.
Ajinkya Rahane led from the front with a century on day two of India's Boxing Day Test with Australia and earned praise from Virat Kohli.
Stand-in India captain Ajinkya Rahane was the star of the show on a forgettable day for Australia at the MCG on Sunday.
Kane Williamson chalked up his 23rd Test hundred as New Zealand claimed the advantage at Bay Oval on Sunday.