Ahead Of ODI Series Aussie Players Hails Legendary Keeper MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni Stumps Rain In Australia By Practising Indoors. Watch

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Carey, however, is also an aggressive opening batsman in domestic T20 cricket and Finch said the selectors wanted to see what options they had in their batting order as they prepare for their World Cup defence in England later this year.

He should be the least concerned about losing a place in India's World Cup XI in England a few months later but for Rohit Sharma, nothing comes easy and should not be taken for granted. "With him being around, there is a sense of calmness in the group, which is very important, and also a bit of help to the captain because he stands behind the stumps", Rohit said ahead of the first ODI against Australia. Don't think there'll be any drastic change.

The selections have been second-guessed by commentators and former players while current players have also openly voiced their concerns over the process.

"The squad that plays these 13 ODIs is more or less the same squad that will go to the World Cup".

Rohit missed the final of the four Test matches against Australia as he flew back home to see his newborn daughter and returned to Australia to join the ODI squad for the three-match series.

Quicks Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc have all been rested from the three-match series which starts on Saturday at he SCG.

This time around, along with a number of changes in the batting order, Australia have added veteran quick Peter Siddle, who last played an ODI in 2010, and has had impressive performances in the BBL over the last couple of seasons.

"They've done really well for us, whether it's in India or outside India and one of the reasons I would say is MS".

"All these guys are very important, and not to forget Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja who will be playing a crucial role with the bat".

"They've got a bowling line-up who can put us under pressure without a doubt". So him being around with the team always is helpful. His calmness, his advice is very important. "His presence around the group is a massive factor for us", said the 31-year-old right handed batsman. He's guided these two guys in the middle overs, how to keep things tight, field placements.

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