“It always helps to get runs under your belt, but in Australia, those are different conditions,” said Gambhir, who led India to a 34-run win over West Indies in the fifth and final One-Day International.
“We all know this is not what we are going to get in Australia. The Australians are tough nuts to crack and will come hard at us.
“In Australia, your mental toughness will be tested the maximum. You will be getting a quality attack and they will be coming hard at you. I think one good thing is the guys that have gone early [to Australia] will be able to acclimatise [to the conditions]. And we’re playing two practice games this time.”
India are the reigning World champions while West Indies are ranked number eight in the ICC one-day grid.
Gambhir also sought to play down his captaincy record of six wins out of six by saying that he was only as good as the teams he had.
“I’ll stick to the saying that the captain is as good as his team. One captain can’t win you the game; it is still 11 people on the park,” he pointed out.
“I am lucky to have such teammates, during the series against New Zealand, I was lucky to have Yuvraj Singh. Today the team-mates stood up and delivered.”