The likes of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith and Kyle Jamieson go into the T20 series on a high after landing bumper IPL deals.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris was in demand at the IPL auction, Rajasthan Royals spending big to secure his services.
Matthew Wade's career-best knock of 80 set India a score that was just out of their reach in the third T20 in Sydney.
Australia made their highest ODI score against India to win the first match of the series, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch making hundreds.
Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off another stunning turnaround in the IPL, with Glenn Maxwell coming up short for Kings XI Punjab.
Coming in at 73-5, Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell discussed the approach to his match-winning innings against England.
Sam Billings made an excellent 118 but it was not enough as England fell to defeat against Australia in the opening ODI at Old Trafford.
Australia will be without Glenn Maxwell for the tour of South Africa as the batting all-rounder needs an operation on his left elbow.
In a match shortened to 12 overs each due to heavy rainfall, Sydney Sixers emerged on top as Melbourne Stars came up short again.
While Glenn Maxwell returned, Marcus Stoinis missed out on selection in Australia's squads for the tour of South Africa.