Josh Hazlewood says Australia's pacemen will rely heavily on reverse swing in Sri Lanka during the three-Test tour.
Australia will seek to rattle Sri Lanka with reverse swing in July, when their No.1 Test ranking defence starts in Kandy.
Australia haven't donned the whites since February, when they grabbed top spot on the International Cricket Council's rankings with a 2-0 series win in New Zealand.
The subcontinent looms as the final frontier in Steve Smith's search for a golden dynasty at No.1.
Coming trips will give Australia a chance to shore up their status as the world's best Test side.
A three-Test series in Sri Lanka starts on July 26, and a four-Test tour of India follows in the home summer of 2016-17.
Raging turners will be all the rage in Sri Lanka but Josh Hazlewood says Australia's pacemen will have big roles to play.
"We're looking to get the tour off to a flying start and take wickets up front, put them under pressure and let Nathan (Lyon) do his thing," he said in Barbados.
"I don't think it's going to swing too much with the new ball - it's more the old one.
"If we can be potent with that and get that going, that's going to be handy for us."
In that regard, the ongoing ODI tri-series in the West Indies has provided some positives for Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
"Obviously they're similar conditions and we've been lucky enough to get a bit of reverse-swing in the past couple of games," Hazlewood said.
"It's going to be a big key for the quicks in Sri Lanka."
Starc is the only paceman in the 15-man squad with any Test experience on the subcontinent.
Coulter-Nile is yet to make his Test debut, while Hazlewood is a red-ball rookie in the conditions, having yet to play a first-class fixture anywhere in the subcontinent.
"So it'll be a bit of an eye-opener I guess," he said.
"But I've played a lot of limited-overs cricket on those wickets.
"The one spot we've struggled a lot is the subcontinent.
"We've got three Tests in Sri Lanka and four in India in the next 12 months so there's going to be plenty of opportunities to do better in those conditions."