India v Australia preview
Australia coach Steve Rixon believes the players will only benefit from the learning curve they have been on over the last year.
Australia return to India for a one-day series after an eight-month period in which they lost four Test matches in the country prior their Ashes defeat in England.
Their only bright spot was the NatWest one-day series win late in the English summer but Rixon believes there are positives to take, especially as Australia could become world number one in the one-day rankings with success in India.
"It is one of our learning curves at the moment. We want to let the younger players develop and in doing so we have a strong competition around us, which bring the guys on very quickly," he told a press conference ahead of their Twenty20 game in Mumbai on Thursday.
"We look at the tournament, not just as a tournament but a chance to be number one in the world in one of the three formats.
"It is very important for the players and for coaching staff and for Cricket Australia."
Rixon, standing in for coach Darren Lehmann who has been rested ahead of a home Ashes series, added: "George (Bailey) is relatively new to captaincy.
"He has done it with distinction in T20 and now gets an opportunity to do it in the one-day competition.
"It is probably our weakness, however it is also our strength as youthful exuberance often can be very good when it comes to final approaches."
Five Australians - Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Shane Watson, James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson - were involved in the recent Champions League T20 final in Delhi but captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out through injury.
"We have been fortunate to have five of them playing," said stand-in skipper Bailey.
"We are in a reasonable position. End result it's (about) the guys who have not been playing a lot of cricket - get them up and ready and we are ready for the contest."
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma believes the individual experiences in India of Australia's T20 players will help the tourists.
"They are a very competitive side with most of their players having featured in the IPL and the Champions League," Rohit told Press Trust of India.
"They know the Indian conditions well. We can't get complacent against them. Australia on a given day are a very dangerous side.
"Their batters are match winners. We have to be at our best against them."
On Yuvraj Singh's return to the side after a string of good scores for India A, Rohit added: "His experience will definitely help the team.
"He is a great batsman, one of the best India has ever seen in the middle overs."