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Mitchell Starc led Australia to a 366-run victory over Sri Lanka to secure a 2-0 series win.
"One of the difficult things is we've got six guys that are probably suited to batting six or seven."
James Anderson has backed his long-time new-ball partner.
"I don't want to sound too 'Zen' but I'm really focused on the first day."
Pakistan produced an inspired spell of reverse swing bowling in the period immediately after the tea interval to tear through the Proteas middle and lower order on the opening day of the final Test at the Wanderers on Friday.
India's first ever Test series victory in Australia was confirmed on Monday when persistent rain washed out the final day of the fourth and final Test in Sydney on Monday.
The Proteas completed their expected victory in the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Sunday with the hosts changing down the target of 41 with one wicket down.
India forced Australia to follow-on on the fourth day of the fourth Test in Sydney but rain and then bad light halted the visitors'...