Around the wicket. Or maybe try over the wicket.

The advice just keeps coming for young left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, whose fine record of 28 wickets in his first seven Tests was tarnished somewhat with a wicket-less match in Chennai against India last month.

The 23-year-old was dropped for Australia's second Test in Hyderabad after his 0-75 off 25 overs in India's first innings of 572 in Chennai.

It was Starc's first Test without a breakthrough, and came just a few weeks after the NSW swing specialist had sliced through the West Indies' line-up with hauls of 5-20 and 5-32 in successive one-day internationals in Perth.

From the bouncy WACA to the lifeless red-clay pitch in Chennai was quite a contrast and for Starc it was also his first Test on Indian soil.

While Australia selected only two specialist quicks for the second Test in Hyderabad - where India claimed a two-nil lead with victory by an innings and 135 runs - the third Test in Mohali starting on Thursday could force a re-think from selectors.

That brings Starc and fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson back into the equation. Johnson claimed 5-64 in India's first innings of the 2010 Test in Mohali where the home side won by one wicket.

"If you could say there's any life in the wickets, this is probably the one for the quicks to get the most out of," Starc told AAP.

Starc said his focus in Chennai was on reverse swing.

"I wasn't too disappointed with how the ball came out," he said.

"I didn't go for a massive amount of runs.

"The wickets weren't there so that's probably the main (issue).

"I don't think you can really understand how different it is from playing at home until you've actually experienced it and played it.

"A lot was said about me bowling around the wicket. It's all good and well for people at home to say 'why aren't I bowling over the wicket?'

"But the wicket was very slow. The Indian players stay in their crease and play late and play off their legs very well.

"So if I'm bowling over the wicket bowling reverse swing and bowling into them and trying to hit the stumps, they're just going to sit back and wait for the pace.

"If I can come around the wicket, attack and bowl a line and set a great field, I can still attack the stumps and have those wicket-taking options.

"It (India) is something I'm new to and I'm learning every day."