India vs Australia 2019 ODIs: Former India captain MS Dhoni opted for an indoor session as it was raining outside and a net was not possible. Dhoni has joined the team and that will bring in a lot of experience to the table. Dhoni was seen hitting the ball indoors and looked in good touch ahead of the 1st ODI at Sydney. It is great to see the rain not stopping Dhoni from getting that all needed hit. Dhoni is expected to play a pivotal role in the upcoming ODI schedule in Australia followed by New Zealand. Also Read - IPL 2020: Ravi Shastri Slammed For Calling Wriddhiman Saha 'Best Keeper Gloveman in The World', Fans Ask 'What About MS Dhoni'?

Here is the two-time World Cup winner having an indoor session at SCG as rain continues. Also Read - BCCI Pays Tribute to MS Dhoni After Announcing India's Team to Tour Australia

After the morning practice on Thursday, Rohit Sharma spoke of the importance of Dhoni in the scheme of things. He spoke about the presence of Dhoni around youngsters and his finishing skills.  In an interview to ANI, Rohit said, “Over the years we’ve seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room & on field. 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.”

Dhoni has not been in the best of form lately and his spot in the side was being questioned, but Rohit in his interview made it clear that India will retain almost the same side for the marquee event.