I don't think Australia have a problem with touring India.
Unfortunately this is quite likely- the Irish team struggles horribly on subcontinental tracks and I rather worry about how they'll cope with being badly overestimated, for once. The fact that they'll be playing plenty of matches should offer the players plenty of invaluable experience on such pitches but an unfortunate side-effect is that the ICC are likely to use their struggles as an excuse to cut Associate involvement for the 2015 tournament, which would otherwise have the potential to be a pretty massive tournament for Ireland. It might even be better for everyone if Afghanistan were playing instead- the neutrals would get more exciting games with a greater chance of an upset, Afghanistan would get the chance to impress in conditions in which they typically excel and the rest of the Associates, Ireland included, would benefit in the long-run.Ireland to get hammered on Subcontinent pitches.
SL pitches are slow low, and ball stops on them. Hence spinners get bounce, pacemen get seam movement (of course they have to bowl wicket to wicket as Vaas used to do). Atmosphere is moist, and ball swings, but since the bounce is low, wicket to wicket is the formula to get the lbws (catches won't carry to slip unless off a drive). That is the very reason everybody struggles in SL (may be compounded by the fact Vaas and Murali were there), even Indians. The plus factor is, because the pitch has it for every body, good bowlers can shot out oppositions, and technically correct players will be the only ones to score big. Wild sloggers have very less success in SL especially in the ODI game.Ireland are excellent at batting on those wickets though- it's what we do. The more seam/swing there is for the faster bowlers and turn/bounce for the spinners there is the better because chances are our opponents are going to find it much harder to adapt than we are, especially if we're playing someone from the subcontinent. A sort of Kandy-day-one pitch would be absolutely ideal.
We will, however, force you to temporarily redefine the word "flat" in relation to pitches- the slow, low featherbeds we're used to seeing India pile 300+ on cause our batsmen all kinds of problems.