Sydney weather forces Team India to practice indoors ahead of 1st ODI

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and the other players of India’s one-day squad reached Sydney on Tuesday for the three-match series against Australia starting January 12.

  • India’s ODI specialists reached Sydney on Tuesday for the 3-match series
  • Dhoni, Dhawan and Rayudu had hit the nets on Wednesday as well
  • Weather could play spoilsport in the first ODI in Sydney with forecasts predicting rain

It is raining once again in Sydney which has affected India’s preparations for the first one-day international against Australia which will be played on January 12.

Preparations kicked off in earnest from Thursday as the full squad hit the nets together for the first time since the home series against West Indies in November. But rain played spoilsport as Team India players had to practice indoors at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

MS Dhoni was seen batting in the nets along with Ambati Rayudu, both of whom had reached Sydney along with the rest of the one-day squad on Tuesday.

The first match will be played in Sydney on January 12, the second in Adelaide on January 15 while the third ODI will be played in Melbourne on January 18.When it’s raining outdoors, we switch to indoors

It was bright and sunny on Wednesday as the likes of Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu  with batting coach Sanjay Bangar but they had to change their plans on Thursday.

The quartet primarily took throwdowns as no specialist bowlers from the squad were present for this optional session.