If everything goes to plan for Australia in India, the best the tourists can hope for is eking out a draw in one of their four Tests.
That's the assessment of the upcoming series by former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, who's predicting a resounding victory by the home side.
'If Australia play well, India will win 3-0. That is if Australia play well,' Harbhajan told The New Daily.
Australia head into the series against the world No.1 Test side as outsiders, having not won a match on the subcontinent since 2011.
Their most recent Test victory on Indian soil came in 2004.
Singh, a long-time antagonist of Australia who allegedly called former allrounder Andrew Symonds a 'monkey', sees the visitor's lack of batting experience in Asia as their biggest downfall.
'I don't think the wickets are going to be that easy for them,' said Harbhajan, who has 417 Test wickets to his name.
'If the ball starts spinning from the first ball, I don't think they will survive for long.
'This team, apart from (David) Warner and (Steve) Smith, I don't think will be able to play the game they play in Australian conditions here in India.
'That Australian team in the past had so much will and belief. I don't think this team has the belief to win in these conditions.'
Harbhajan also questioned Australia's spin credentials, saying frontline options Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe, Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson will struggle to adjust to Indian conditions.
'I don't think they have the quality to do so. It is different bowling here and bowling there (in Australia),' he said.
'From the first ball you need to bowl that correct speed.
'Not many spinners have done that in India for the last 15 years.'