Hosts Australia A prepared for their tour opener against India A at the Allan Border field in Brisbane. Australia A skipper James Faulkner said that he expected some very tough cricket to be played over the next five weeks, while also expressing that he hoped for some big performances from his players. All-rounder Moises Henriques said that the focus of the team was to win games rather than look at their individual performances as with the team’s success, personal success would also follow. He also mentioned that the pitch and conditions were good for batting, and that he was expecting a lot of runs to be scored in the match.