TIL Desk Sports/ The ‘red ball boys’ are still savouring the sweet aftertaste of a maiden Test series win in Australia but for the ‘white ball specialists’, including veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was business as usual as they hit the straps at SCG on Wednesday.
With the 2019 ODI World Cup on the horizon, focus has firmly shifted to white-ball cricket with the arrival of limited-overs’ specialists, in Sydney, on Tuesday. India have a long white-ball season lined up ahead of the marquee tournament in England this summer, with three ODIs in Australia and another five ODIs in New Zealand along with a three-match T20I series there as well.
Australia then visit India for a return leg of five ODIs and two T20Is, before the 2019 Indian Premier League season gets underway on March 23. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, along with other white-ball specialists including Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik and Khaleel Ahmed, have joined up with the Indian team here.