Echoing the sentiments, a source in the team management said that there are technically four batsmen who will be fighting it out for the slot and a good IPL for one of them will definitely make that player a favourite to seal the position.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10 club, whereas Dhoni is placed on the 13th position.
India will take on Australia in a series decider at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium today. Both sides have dew factor to consider in this game as with all the day/night matches with weather conditions like this.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had earlier carved out the milestone of a hat-trick of tons against West Indies at home in October.
"MS Dhoni will not be playing the last two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series against Australia. He is going to take rest after this," Bangar said at a press conference after India lost the third ODI on Friday.
The BCCI has announced the annual player contracts for the season 2018-19. The cricket body has retained just three players in A+ category. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are the three A+ category players, with Rs 7 crore each per annum.
Kohli's century was the highlight of the Indian innings. Coming in to bat after Rohit Sharma was dismissed in the first over, the Indian skipper batted almost till the end, scoring 116 runs off 120 balls with 10 boundaries studding his patient innings.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday scored his 40th ODI century in second match of the series against Australia in Nagpur.
Australia won the toss and asked India to bowl first in the first ODI of the ongoing five-match ODI series here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday. Following the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said he was looking to bowl first, considering the pitch conditions.