Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been cleared to play in India's third ODI against England in Ranchi, despite concerns over an injury sustained to his right thumb during Friday's practice session.
Dhoni was struck while batting, promptly leaving the nets for treatment, and later did not attend the pre-match press conference. A team official, however, confirmed the in-form right-hander will play in Saturday's clash.
"MS was hit in the nets on the thumb but he is fine, there are no problems over selection. He was treated with ice on the pitch and in the dressing room and no more is needed, there will be no X-ray or anything like at. Dhoni is fit to play," the official told Press Association Sport.
The Indian skipper is second only to the left-handed Suresh Raina in the five-match series' run-scoring charts, having amassed 104 runs in two innings in Rajkot and Kochi. His fine knock of 72 was at the fore of a 127-run victory for the hosts earlier this week, which left the contest level at one win apiece.