IND vs AUS, T20: After below par performances from youngsters, can Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra justify MS Dhoni's trust in senior pros?
For the T20 series, selectors have picked the veterans in the form of Yuvraj, Harbhajan and Nehra.
New Delhi: After losing the five-match ODI series 1-4, MS Dhoni & Co will look to avenge in the three-match T20 series, starting January 26.
Youngsters, who were picked for the ODIs ahead of experienced campaigners, failed to impress the skipper with their performances, except Manish Pandey, who smashed a match-winning ton in the fifth ODI to take India home.
From Barider Sran to Gurkeerat Singh Mann to Rishi Dhawan, all made their respective ODI debuts in the series but failed to give the team much-needed impetus as India faced a humiliating series loss.
For the T20 series, selectors have picked the veterans in the form of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra.
As the young guns failed to justify their inclusion, it would be interesting to see whether the experienced cricketers can make a difference Down Under.
Ahead of the ICC World T20, it's a good opportunity for the senior cricketers to make a strong comeback by proving their mettle in these three matches.
Raina, who faced the axe from the ODI squad for Australia, will also feature in the series.
With a crucial knock in the summit clash of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy, Uttar Pradesh skipper has given a clear signal that he is ready to hit the ground running in the forthcoming T20 series Down Under.
All four are proven match winners and can change the course of the match single-handedly.
Ageing cricketers in Yuvraj, Harbhajan and Nehra, who are making a comeback in the team, have to use their experiences to help India win the T20 series and put a strong case for themselves.