The calibre of talent in the tourists' squad has Nathan Coulter-Nile confident Australia's new-look batting order will click sooner rather than later.

Australia posted 7-236 batting first in last night's series-opening ODI against in Hyderabad, a score that was reeled in by allrounder Kedar Jadhav and veteran MS Dhoni with 10 balls and six wickets to spare.

Coulter-Nile contributed 28 valuable lower-order runs, along with 2-46 with the ball, in a partnership with Alex Carey (37 not out) that saved Australia's blushes having been reduced to 6-173 with 10 overs to bat.

Five of Australia's top six batsmen made starts without scoring more than Usman Khawaja's 50 but Coulter-Nile is backing the batting group to fire as the World Cup approaches.

"It will click," Coulter-Nile said after play. "Hopefully it clicks before the next 20 one-day internationals.

"The boys are too good to keep going through dry spells like 'Finchy' and the like.

"They'll definitely come out of it and hopefully we can put some big scores on the board for the remainder of the series."

The dry spell of Finch that Coulter-Nile referred to is a stretch of 20 innings in limited-overs internationals without a half-century.

The captain was out for a third-ball duck on Saturday, caught behind to a length ball from Jasprit Bumrah that bounced more than the Victorian expected.

But like coach Justin Langer, Coulter-Nile has been impressed with how Finch has handled himself around his team during his barren patch.

"He hasn't been grumpy or angry or let anything overflow into his captaincy or around the boys," he said.

"He's been really good. Obviously, he's not scoring the runs he wants to but he's been an absolute legend around the boys.

"I've only got good things to say about that."

Australia's new-look batting order saw Khawaja partner Finch at the top of the order with Marcus Stoinis at No.3, followed by Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, debutant Ashton Turner and gloveman Carey.

Finch confirmed on match eve that Shaun Marsh, who was unavailable for the first game due to a late arrival and hamstring concerns, will slot back in at No.3 when he returns to the side.

Which means the new-look batting line-up will likely have a newer look as soon as the second match of the series in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Skipper Finch hopes his batting unit can convert their starts and help the hosts level the series with a juicy total in three days' time.

"I think if you have a guy go on and get 80 plus it changes the game a little bit," Finch said.

"But that happens, it's never easy.

"Everyone is trying to get them scores, it's not as if anyone's going out there and trying to get out.

"Just a little bit more attention to detail at times and we can post a bit bigger score."