Ahead Of ODI Series Aussie Players Hails Legendary Keeper MS Dhoni

Carrie Guzman
January 13, 2019

With the 2019 ODI World Cup on the horizon, focus has firmly shifted to white-ball cricket with the arrival of limited-overs' specialists here on Tuesday.

The vice-captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma, in a press conference in Sydney, said that the Indian squad for the World Cup is more or less decided. "With him being around, there's calmness around the group, it's also a bit of a help to the captain, also going down the batting order & that finishing touch is very important". "It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the change room and these are purely individual opinions and something as I said which is inappropriate". 30-July 14 World Cup, but they are arguably under more scrutiny than ever before.

Dhoni will be seen in action on January 12 in 1st ODI against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

He also pointed out that even with the absence of the Aussie trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, it wouldn't be easy for the Indian team to win the ODI series. "He is like a guiding light around the group", he said.

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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. He's finished so many games for us.

"They've got a bowling line-up who can put us under pressure without a doubt".

Team India skipper Virat Kohli broke his silence on the ongoing controversy involving Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who made sexist comments on a TV talk show. His calmness and advice, what he thinks about the game and what we should do right now is very important. So, things he does bring a lot on the table for us and his presence around the group is a massive factor for us'.

"Both are doing really well, so somebody like a MS Dhoni standing behind the stumps and helping those guys out about what the batsman is trying to do, makes a huge difference, I think", Sharma said.

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