However, there is little doubt over his place in India's 15-member World Cup squad.
Richardson took the Man-of-the-Match award for his 4 for 26 which included the scalp of Virat Kohli while Behrendorff bagged two wickets on his debut, Shikhar Dhawan in his first over and then MS Dhoni - albeit to a poor lbw decision - when India were threatening to make a game of it.
"Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four".
"It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it". I am extremely happy.
It is a move unlikely to happen given the backing Rayudu has had from the captain and team management.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Shankar will join the side before the second ODI, while Gill will join for the New Zealand series.
Speaking after the defeat, Sharma suggested former India skipper Dhoni should be promoted up the batting order. "So, we had to play dot balls and build a partnership", he explained.
Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a fearless effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for 26 for Australia. He said that Australian bowling attack was disciplined and it should be given respect. "We took a little bit of time, even myself, I took some time and didn't score as quickly as I normally do".
"But we've still got a lot of white-ball cricket between now and then".
Dhoni brought up his half-century with a crunching on-drive. Then Dhoni was given lbw to Behrendorff to a delivery pitching well outside le, but there were no reviews left after Rayudu had used up one.
"Surprisingly, the ball was reversing quite a bit when these guys were bowling so to adjust to that is not really easy for the new batter", Rohit Sharma said after his 133, which gave India a chance in the chase of 289.
"Rayudu said he thought the ball was drifting down leg side and I thought the same. We don't think about these decisions once they have happened, and you can not always be right".