Spinner Harbhajan Singh has insisted he is "still good enough to play for India" after Sunday's recall to the Test squad.

Harbhajan, who played the last of his 99 Tests against England in November 2012, is one of four specialist slow bowlers in a 17-man squad named for the first two matches against a four-fixture series against Australia.

"It's always tough to make comebacks. I think I have been working really hard on my game, and just being there, trying to give everything I have, it's a new day and a new opportunity for me, that's all I kept telling myself," said Harbhajan.

While Harbhajan will be partnered by fellow spin bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyjan Ojha, the touring party features three seamers in Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

This attack will face a reasonably new-look opposition order, with batsman Shane Watson and captain Michael Clarke two of only four members in the Australian touring party to have played Test cricket in India previously.

"All I can say is that Ishant, Dinda, Bhuvneshwar and the three spinners - we all have that opportunity and we have the quality to do well," added Harbhajan.

"They have a pretty new batting line-up. Apart from Clarke and Watson they have a lot of left-handers. They haven't played much Test cricket and they haven't played in India.

"This will be a challenging series for them. Hopefully we'll put them under pressure from the first day of the Test match and show how we play cricket here."

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