"I have not received any information as yet that KP won't  be playing the first match. I will get to know better once I reach there tomorrow. We have a practice match tomorrow," Dua sad.

While there is a chance that Pietersen might not field, there is a chance he might just bat to see how his little finger is holding up. In case the doctor tells him to rest, he might just directly play the first match on Thursday.

Yeterday during team's jersey launch at a city hotel, Pietersen was asked about the protective padding and he seemed dismissive about the state of the injury.

"I sustained it in England but just trying to protect it and not shaking hands with anyone. But it's not a big problem," he answered a query at the launch on Saturday.

(Agencies)

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