[caption id="attachment_776866" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tim-paine-and-josh-hazlewood.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-776866" alt="tim paine and josh hazlewood" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/tim-paine-and-josh-hazlewood.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Tim Paine (L) and Josh Hazlewood (AFP <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Photo)</a>[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tim-paine/">Tim Paine</a> admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a>, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mitchell-starc/">Mitchell Starc</a> would bounce back in Perth. <p></p> <p></p>The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide -- their first in Australia in a decade, and first ever in the opening Test as they search for a maiden series win Down Under. <p></p> <p></p>Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there were shortcomings in Adelaide, but he was largely happy with how the team performed. <p></p> <p></p>"There was a number of reasons why we lost," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"We thought we could have cleaned them up on day one for 200-210 and we let that slip a bit. Clearly we'd like to score more than 230 in a first innings in Australia. There's things we do need to tighten up." <p></p> <p></p>Starc received some criticism for some wayward spells, including a string of costly byes, in India's second innings in Adelaide. But Paine said the left-arm paceman would come good. <p></p> <p></p>"He didn't set the world on fire but I think, for a long time, there's been a really big gap between Starcy's best and his worst," said Paine. <p></p> <p></p>"And from what I'm seeing, that is getting closer and closer every day. Was he at his best? Probably not. But I still thought he played his role." <p></p> <p></p>One key area of concern is opening batsmen. Debutant Marcus Harris scored 26 in each innings and showed enough to warrant another crack, but one-day specialist Aaron Finch failed both times, out for a duck and then 11. <p></p> <p></p>Paine acknowledged the top order must start delivering, but indicated they are likely to stick with the same line-up although there could be further discussions with coach Justin Langer before Friday's team is named. <p></p> <p></p>"Justin's the coach and he's got a fair say," Paine said. "So I imagine if he wants to talk about it, it will be on the agenda when we get to Perth." <p></p> <p></p>On what is expected to be a bouncy and seam-friendly pitch at the new Perth Stadium, similar to the WACA Ground it has replaced, spin great Shane Warne said he would like to see all-rounder Marcus Stoinis replace middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb. <p></p> <p></p>"Perth, given what we are hearing, it's going to be a nice, fast bouncy pitch, so I would be making one change and that would be to bring in Marcus Stoinis who got 85 in the last (Sheffield) Shield match and a 60 in the Shield game before," said Warne. <p></p> <p></p>"But mainly it would be for his all-round capabilities, just to relieve a little pressure on Starc who might be able to bowl one less spell and be a little bit better." <p></p> <p></p>Paine himself is a slight doubt after being on the right finger by a Mohammed Shami delivery -- the same finger that has required several operations in the past.