Schutt, who last month celebrated the birth of her first child with wife Jess, and injured spinner Jess Jonassen are missing the multi-format series that begins next week in Mackay. As a veteran of 142 matches for Australia, Schutt will be undeniably hard to replace.
But the squad's inexperienced fast bowlers, who trained together for the first time on Monday after players from Sydney and Melbourne were released from hotel quarantine in Brisbane, are ready to embrace the challenge.
"Everyone is keen to show what they've got," Darcie Brown said. "It is sad that Schutter isn't there but it's going to give a fair few opportunities to everyone else, which is exciting - and she really wants to see everyone play well.
"I think there will be lots of opportunities, with girls coming out of quarantine, management of workloads and stuff like that. I've still got lots to learn, I'll be asking a few questions."
The carrot of World Cup selection is in front of Brown and team-mates, who next week will seek to continue Australia's record 24-game ODI winning streak.
Australia face India and England in a busy home summer, with captain Meg Lanning and coach Matthew Mott keen to shore up plans for their ODI World Cup campaign that begins in March.
"Everyone wants to be in that squad," Brown said, having received her cap from Schutt in New Zealand. "For now it's about worrying about this India series, trying to enjoy it as much as I can."
Brown added the mentorship of Schutt and former Test quick Ryan Harris, who served as the squad's bowling coach earlier this year, had helped her become a more consistent bowler.