<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="George Bailey" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131012175802.jpg" title="George Bailey" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> George Bailey, the Australian captain, believes India's top seven are very strong © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Pune: Oct 12, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> They are determined to recapture the number one spot in ICC rankings but Australia skipper <a href="/tags/George-Bailey/post" target="_blank">George Bailey </a>said it would be "silly" to assume that the visitors would be able to thrash India by the requisite <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-look-to-defend-No-1-ranking-against-Australia-in-7-match-ODI-series/32007" target="_blank">6-1 margin </a>in the seven-match series starting.<br /> <br /> "I think it will be silly to go hoping for a 6-1 result.<br /> <br /> It's a long way away and realistically I will be very surprised if that happens. It's one match at a time focus for us," Bailey told reporters at the pre-match press conference.<br /> <br /> The Tasmanian, when reminded that Australia had never lost a best-of-seven bilateral ODI series in India winning 4-2 on the two previous occasions, said his team would not gain any extra plus from this fact.<br /> <br /> "I don't think there's any advantage. It's a nice statistic though but there's no advantage to be gained from this. I don't worry about it too much, I am not really thinking about maintaining the [winning] streak," he said.<br /> <br /> Bailey, who is leading the team in absence of injured regular captain <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a>, was candid in his admission that India boast of a formidable batting outfit.<br /> <br /> "India are very good. They deserve to be number one in the world. They were the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-clinch-ICC-Champions-Trophy-2013-after-snatching-thrilling-5-run-win-over-England/28232" target="_blank">best team in the Champions Trophy</a>.<br /> <br /> They are a very well balanced side and we have to combat that.<br /> <br /> We are well placed to do that.<br /> <br /> "I feel their batting is very strong. They bat right through to eight and nine. Their top seven are really strong.<br /> <br /> But if you focus on one batter then another one is going to jump up and hurt you," he said.<br /> <br /> The Aussies started the tour on a losing note when they were beaten <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Yuvraj-Singh-rsquo-s-unbeaten-77-powers-India-to-6-wicket-win-over-Australia-in-one-off-T20I/31976" target="_blank">by four wickets</a> in the one-off T20 game at Rajkot, but Bailey saw a few positives for his team from the match.<br /> <br /> "[There were] plenty of positives. [It was a] good game of cricket. <a href="/tags/Aaron-Finch/post" target="_blank">Aaron Finch</a>'s form at the top of the order was great and the way <a href="/tags/Xavier-Doherty/post" target="_blank">Xavier Doherty</a> bowled was very pleasing. We fielded well, our attitude was good and there were a lot of things to like."