Makhaya Ntini believes South Africa can put their lessons learned in Bangladesh into practice in India.
The Proteas whitewashed Bangladesh on their February-March tour of the country and paceman Ntini insists that experience will prove invaluable.
Bangladeshi pitches are somewhat akin to the wickets in store in India and Ntini is confident his side will have little trouble getting used to the conditions.
"It takes a lot of adapting to bowl on the subcontinent but this time it is a little different because we have just been to Bangladesh," Ntini said in the Beeld newspaper.
"We quickly adapted to local conditions and we were successful over there."
Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, and left-arm spinners Robin Peterson and Paul Harris are all vying for selection and Ntini feels the future is bright for his nation.
"I am looking forward to bowling with Dale and Morne," he added. "They are young guys and we, as the experienced players, must take them under our wing and support them.
"In addition to the pace attack, we now also have two spinners who could do well in India.
"I am particularly excited about Robin Peterson after his seven wickets in the semi-final of the MTN series [South Africa's domestic one-day tournament].
"I am sure we'll do well in India if we do the basics well."
The teams will go head-to-head in a three Test series from March 26 before the inaugural Indian Premier League gets underway on April 18.