Adelaide: India might have been thoroughly outplayed in the ODI series, but former Australia batsman Dean Jones on Sunday said the visitors will do much better in the three T20 Internationals as they have a balanced side, which was missing in the one-dayers."Look, I think India are much better balanced in T20 cricket; they have good top three batsmen, MS Dhoni is the finisher in the middle, Yuvraj (Singh) is coming too and then you have the spinners.
It is a balanced side, just not for ODIs in Australia," said Jones.
I think India will be more worried about winning the T20 series.
That's the priority," Jones said."It doesn't matter whether they win or lose ODIs in Australia.
What matters is playing T20s against Australia, who have a half decent team and that too without Mitchell Starc but are still doing well.
The T20s here are more important than the ODIs," he added.
Stating that India would be looking to build-up their options before they get settled on a final squad, Jones said: "You want to pick your team for the World T20 now and give the players some matches to get ready for that tournament. For example, if Yuvraj can get some runs here, it will get his confidence going. That's what the T20 game is about -- confidence."After this series, starting here on January 26, India will play two more Twenty20 series -- first against Sri Lanka at home and then the Asia Cup in Bangladesh -- that will give them enough opportunities to evaluate their options.
The veterans such as Yuvraj, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra have been recalled to the T20 fold and Jones feels it is the right decision."I think they are absolutely right in that selection," said Jones.
By Jo Ann Schneider Farris The "Nationals" that follows an Olympic year can sometimes be a figure skating competition that can be somewhat of a letdown after the excitement of the Olympics, but can also be an event full of surprises.
The 2014 US Pair Skating Champions, Marissa Castelli and Simon returned but are skating with different partners.
On the mens side, seeing Russia’s Evgeny Plushenko back on Olympic ice was a bit startling, mainly because up until 2 weeks ago he wasn’t competing anywhere.