The 29-year-old Natarajan became the only Indian player to make a debut in all three formats in the same tour.
As T Natarajan kept returning impressive figures during the IPL, selectors and the India team management knew they had a new talent at their disposal.
Before the tour began, captain Virat Kohli and the support staff led by Ravi Shastri, with an eye on the Test series and keeping the future in mind, wanted to give opportunities to youngsters.
Australia won the toss and opted to bowl in the first T20 International against India in Canberra on Friday.
India skipper Virat Kohli said that the wicket at Manuka Oval was more bowler-friendly than the one at Sydney.
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Half-centuries from Pandya, Jadeja as well as skipper Virat Kohli helped India set up a competitive 303-run target.
David Warner is now in a race to prove his fitness in time for Australia's Test series against India which starts on December 17.
Virat Kohli has over the years proved beyond doubt that he is one of the best in the business when it comes to the 50-over format.
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India's tour started with the ODI series, which will be followed by as many T20Is before the two sides lock horns in a four-Test rubber.
Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer says it can best be tackled by adopting a counter-offensive approach and taking advantage of the field placing.
In the first ODI too, the Indian team was outplayed by Australia as the Aaron Finch led side defeated Virat Kohli and boys by 66 runs.
A five-over spell would have allowed Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami to at least try and pick up two wickets upfront.
Finally, in the second ODI, Hardik Pandya came to the bowling crease and he ended up bowling four overs.
Australia skipper Aaron Finch said he does not think David Warner would be available for selection for the third and final ODI.
Virat Kohli achieved the feat against Australia in the second ODI of the three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground.