Sydney, Dec 11 (UNI) Chinaman Brad Hogg might be eying that one spot left vacant after leggie Stuart MacGill suffered injury to his wrist, but former pace spearhead Glen McGrath believes that it's the pace that can do the trick against a formidable Indian batting line up.
McGrath believes that Australia's pace battery provides a good variety to trouble the Indian batting. He backed fast bowler Shaun Tait to join Brett Lee, Stuart Clark and Mitchell Johnson for the Boxing day Test against India in Melbourne.
''Australia has always gone in with a spinner, but it isn't the way it has to be. You have to look at the make-up of the team.
Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson and Brett -- they've all done a great job,'' McGrath said.
''It would be pretty awesome to see Brett, Mitchell and Shaun coming in, bowling 150 kph plus.
''That would be something that hasn't been seen around world cricket for a long time,'' McGrath was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press.
He also said that India's potential against spin bowling further endorses his belief and it would be nice to see the three quicks unleashed in the first Test against the Indians.
McGrath said India has a tough task ahead of them and Australia will be hard nut to crack in their own backyard.
''The way the Australian team plays, especially at home, India are going to have to do something very special.
''If you look at our batting line-up, and then the bowlers, it's a pretty awesome team still.
''Sourav and the Australians have always had a love-hate relationship, but he's a quality player, and Sachin is class, so I'm sure there'll be testing times there but I back Australia the whole way,'' McGrath added.