The Test drubbing will be a distant memory now, at least for the cricketers if not the fans, and the Indian team with a new look and fresh legs would be hoping to bellow like warriors and prove that they are the champions in the shorter format.
It's been a torrid time for Indian cricket: With a 4-0 thrashing in the Test series and the failure of the famed batting line-up to fire, Team India has gone awry.
But with some fresh legs - Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Rahul Sharma - joining the team for the limited overs matches, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be hoping for lady luck to smile on him in the first of the two T20 matches ahead of the tri-series, featuring hosts Australia and Sri Lanka.
In Image: India's players Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli talk during net practice in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012.
Text: Sify Sports Desk