first_imgAfter dinner at MS Dhoni’s house, Team India begin preparations for Australia ODIIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav and others geared up for the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi. The two teams will face off on Friday. India lead the five-match series 2-0 after victories in Hyderabad and Nagpur.advertisement Rajarshi Gupta RanchiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 17:20 IST MS Dhoni during a practice session in Ranchi (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe Indian cricket team hit the nets ahead of the 3rd ODI vs AustraliaOn Wednesday, Dhoni hosted the team for dinner at his house in RanchiIndia take on Australia in the 3rd ODI in Ranchi on FridayA day after a grand dinner at MS Dhoni’s place in Ranchi, the Indian team got down to practice and prepare for the third ODI against Australia. India, who lead the five-match series 2-0, will take on the Aussies at Ranchi’s JSCA Stadium on Friday. Ranchi is Dhoni’s home town and the former India captain hosted the entire team for dinner at his house on Wednesday night.Several players including Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shikhar Dhawan shared photos of the dinner on their social media pages while a video of Dhoni driving his teammates home went viral. But after a fun dinner, the focus was back on work.. Dhoni had scored a gutsy fifty in Hyderabad but fell for a golden duck in Nagpur – he would want to sign off in style in front of his home crowd.MS Dhoni was seen batting at the nets. BCCI also posted photos of Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar sweating it out at the nets.Gearing up for Ranchi – from #TeamIndia’s training session before the 3rd ODI against Australia #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/WstXhrRa9TBCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019India have been in sensational ODI form this year, winning 8 out of 10 matches so far. They had defeated Australia 2-1 in a three-match series before taking the five-match series against New Zealand 4-1.Who could hit the longest SIX? Here’s a look at #TeamIndia’s fun SIXES challenge at the nets during training in Ranchi #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/syd7YSa3Wuadvertisement BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019Virat Kohli has so far scored two hundreds in 2019. On Tuesday, he became only the second man to score 40 ODI hundreds after Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni got out for a first-ball duck but India will be happy with his one-day form this year. He was named man-of-the-series in Australia after scoring three fifties from three matches and played solid knocks in New Zealand as well as in Hyderabad.However, the Indian team management will be a little worried with Shikhar Dhawan’s form. He last scored a fifty for India in an ODI against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on January 26. Since then, Dhawan has managed scores of 28, 13, 6, 29, 30, 5. 14, 0 and 21.Also Read | MS Dhoni hosts Team India for dinner at Ranchi home: Thank you bhai, says ChahalAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan could have played Ranji Trophy: Aakash Chopra on Shikhar Dhawan’s formAlso Read | When ‘humble’ MS Dhoni declined to inaugurate the Dhoni PavilionAlso Read | Why Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are in love with Team India’s latest jerseyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Virat KohliFollow Ravi Shastrilast_img