Right-armer Peter Siddle has insisted Australia's seam attack will play a large role during their four-Test series against India.

Siddle is one of five fast bowlers in a 17-man squad that also features left-armers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc, the inexperienced Jackson Bird and the recalled James Pattinson.

The slow-bowling department, meanwhile, will be led by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, left-armer Xavier Doherty and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell - in conditions that are expected to prove low and sluggish.

"The best way of attacking India is with whatever your best line-up is. The way we've won Test matches for years now has been with our pace and I think that is going to play a big role," said Siddle.

"But Nathan is going to play a big role at the other end, and his game is going to flourish even more with the pressure we build at our end. Combined, we'll do well and definitely be able to take 20 wickets. We're strong, we've got a good set of quicks going over and we've got good back-up for Nathan over there with spin."

The 28-year-old Siddle is one of only four members of the touring party to have played Test cricket in India previously. October 2008, in particular, brought him four wickets in 43 tireless overs across trying conditions in Mohali.

"Trying to bowl as straight and be as patient as we can be is important. It has always been the case, even for a spinner - still patience. Indian wickets are hard work, the games go a little bit slower because the wickets are hard to score on," he added.

"It is about patience, bowling to your fields and setting the right fields with your captain. Our side is disciplined enough now to go about it in that way. That won't change this series."

The first Test gets underway in Chennai on 22 February. Mohali, Hyderabad and Delhi will hosts fixtures two, three and four respectively.