Hampshire captain Shane Warne wants Muttiah Muralitharan's world record during the first Test against India.

Warne, pictured, needs six wickets to overhaul the injured Muralitharan's record 532 victims and is determined to do so in Bangalore next week.

He admitted: "I would like to get that record away in the first Test. A series win is definitely the first priority but from a personal point of view I need only six wickets for the world record.

"That's high on my agenda but as I've found out over the years, sometimes you are close to a world record and try too hard. If it doesn't happen, you get frustrated.

"The key is knowing your own game and being patient. It's when I attack that I'm at my best but as a spinner you have to adapt and at times you have to bowl to a defensive line."

Warne has had an unhappy time of it in India in the past, finishing on the losing side on his two previous tours, in 1998 and 2001, when Australia led 1-0 and enforced the follow on in Calcutta, only to lose the series 2-1.

He added: "The Indian players jumped at everything and did not allow my plans to work out in the previous tours. Two three-match Test tours in 15 years is not a lot to learn how to play in these conditions, whether you bowl fast or slow.

"The real test of a spinner is how you go over here, it's the hardest place to ply your trade but this time I'm fitter than I've ever been and we're all a bit smarter now - I've got some plans for most of the Indian batsmen - so I'm quietly confident."

At 35-year-old, Warne admitted that this is likely to be his last tour of India.

He added: "The only thing I have not experienced is to win a series in India and play a major part but if we play well here we have a major chance of winning

"It won't be an easy task but the team that's here now is better equipped than the teams that visited here in 1998 and 2001. Ricky Ponting is a huge loss, he's up there with any of the best batsmen in the world and as a captain he's excellent.

"But when Michael Clarke gets his chance he will be sensational and our team has variety in batsmen and bowlers. Our batsmen are playing spin better than they used to and Darren Lehmann, Michael Clarke, Brad Hodge and Simon Katich are all good spinners as well. That's the beauty of the selection of this squad, there's tremendous variety and it's a credit to the selectors that they've given us options."

Australia begin their quest in Bangalore on October 6 and three more Tests follow in Chennai, Nagpur and Mumbai.