The former left-arm pacer feels the selection of Saini for the Sydney Test, starting Thursday, is a no-brainer if one goes by pure cricketing logic.
Pant is currently playing for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
The 13th edition of the cash-rich league was shifted to UAE in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in India and it is currently scheduled to be played from September 19.
Dhoni last played for Team India in the semifinal of the 2019 ICC World Cup in Manchester where they suffered a heartbreaking 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand.
The ICC banned the use of saliva to shine the ball due to the threat of COVID-19 infection.
Nehra, who made his international debut in February 1999, played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is in which he scalped 44, 157 and 34 wickets respectively.
Nehra spoke on former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, saying he was a leader who used to back his players to the hilt.
Nehra, who played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is, also said that the current Indian team is far from that of Australia of the 2000s.
Legalising ball tampering: Saliva is must and vaseline is no replacement, feel Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh
Nehra then gave the example of Englishman Lever who created a furore during his team's 1976 tour of India by applying vaseline during a Test match.
Earlier, in an interview, Yuvraj said that he got a lot more support from Ganguly in comparison to Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
The IPL 2020, which was scheduled to be played from March 29, has been suspended till April 15 with no clarity yet on whether it would go ahead at all.
Just like former India team physio John Gloster, Nehra also feels that the paucity of space for most cricketers is a problem and more so for the fast bowlers.
Nehra has played in all formats of the game and had been a part of the Indian team in two largely successful Cricket World Cups, two Asia Cups, and three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments.
Sharma bagged seven wickets in the lung-opener against England at Birmingham, including a five-for in the second innings, albeit in a losing cause as the visitors fell short by 31 runs.
This year's IPL has been a standout one for Yadav, who got 20 wickets from 14 games and worked up scorching pace in some of his spells.