If Australia record their second Test series win in India since 1969, it's safe to say they will be organising a few more training camps in Dubai. Desperate to end a nine-Test losing streak in Asia, Cricket Australia decided to do things differently before the four-Test series in India.
Instead of playing an additional tour game on the subcontinent, coach Darren Lehmann opted for an intra-squad match in the United Arab Emirates. Australia spent the better part of two weeks at the International Cricket Council's academy, training on a range of pitches intended to replicate Indian decks. It allowed Lehmann to control the conditions the 16-man squad worked in as they fine-tuned their subcontinent approach - something that was never going to happen in India.