"The heavy defeat we took a couple of weeks ago did dent us," Bresnan told reporters. "But we're a group of guys that, especially when our backs are against the wall, come out fighting.
"We've done it time and time again. Especially when we're under pressure and in a corner; that's when we show our mental fortitude.
"I'm excited to be back amongst it. I wouldn't have put my name in the hat if I wasn't ready. I've bowled a lot of overs in the nets. Building up to full fitness, it does take a long while. I do feel ready."
The second Test gets underway at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.