[caption id="attachment_809338" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-809338" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MS-Dhoni.jpg" alt="MS Dhoni" width="628" height="355" /> MS Dhoni (IANS Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/news/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a> had an injury scare during the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">Indian</a> team's net session on the eve of the ODI series opener against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> in Hyderabad on Saturday. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-1st-odi-preview-last-chance-for-india-to-iron-out-kinks-before-world-cup-809249">Last chance for India to iron out kinks before WC</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Dhoni sustained an injury on his right forearm while taking throwdowns from team's support staff member Raghavendra. <p></p> <p></p>The former India captain had a long batting session at the nets and like all first team players was taking throwdowns after the formal session. <p></p> <p></p>It was one such delivery from Raghavendra that kicked up and Dhoni was hit on the right forearm. <p></p> <p></p>The veteran was in some pain and didn't bat after that as a precautionary measure. <p></p> <p></p>Whether the injury is serious enough to make him doubtful for the opening ODI couldn't be ascertained. A final call is expected to be taken by the evening. <p></p> <p></p>In case Dhoni is unavailable, then Rishabh Pant is expected to don the big gloves. That is the most likely option in case Dhoni fails to get fit in time. <p></p> <p></p>If the team management is keen on checking all the fringe batting options, then KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu could both play in the XI with Rahul keeping. <p></p> <p></p>India are aiming to bounce back in the five-match ODI series after losing both the T20s.