Team India is all set to take on Australia in the first ODI of the 5-match bilateral series in Chennai on September 17. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of the team for the first 3 ODI’s as he has been released by the BCCI to attend his wife Ayesha, who has not been keeping well. In Dhawan’s absence, it’s a good opportunity for Ajinkya Rahane to open the innings with Rohit Sharma.
Ahead of the first ODI against Australia, he was spotted at Chennai’s Chidambaram stadium sweating out during the net session.
Apart from Rahane, Rohit and Hardik Pandya also batted for few hours in the nets.