"When Hardik Pandya will come back, he will give depth in batting and open up options in bowling. We know where we are going. We are clear about our playing XI. Now, it's about giving guys their roles and expect them to stand up. Maybe there's just one spot we've to discuss," he said.
On being asked about giving a chance to rookies, the captain said it was part of the idea and he will not use it as an excuse for India's defeat in the five-match series.
"Last three games, the idea was to give fringe guys some (game) time and see how they react. No excuses, we're expected to raise our standard of cricket. The changes will never be an excuse. We will (still) take a lot of confidence going into the World Cup," Kohli said.
"It's good we have had these losses, to correct these at the World Cup. The guys will reflect on this series quite a bit. We have been playing a lot of games on the road. We can be proud of the cricket that we've played in the last few months. The series didn't go well yes, but we've played well," he said.
"We certainly thought it was a gettable target, they got away from us in the end, 15-20 more than what we could have kept them to. Overall, Australia deserved to win, they played with more passion, hunger and heart. Were brave in pressure situations, they way they raised their intensity meant they were deserving winners," Kohli said.
With the conclusion of series, India have brought the curtain down to their international season ahead of World Cup while Australia will tour UAE to play against Pakistan, starting March 22.
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