Ahead of the first one-day international which India lost by five wickets to Australia here, Ishant also did not take part in the two warm-up games.
"Ishant had a finger injury but he was available for selection. But had he played, there was a chance that he would got hit again in the same finger and miss the remaining four matches. Therefore, despite being available, we decided not to take extra risk of playing him," Dhoni said at the post-match press conference.

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