India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who hit a century on his debut Test at Mohali, will miss the fourth and final Test against Australia in Delhi because of injury.
"He may not play the next match," India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, after India won the third Test by six wickets on Monday to take a 3-0 lead in the four-match series.
However, some team members later confirmed that the Delhi batsman will not play as he will not recover in time for the Delhi match, beginning March 22.
Dhawan hurt the fingers on his left hand while fielding in Australia's second innings. He was unable to open the batting in India's second innings and Cheteshwar Pujara opened with Murali Vijay.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India will make an official announcement later, Dhoni added