Rahane injured his right hand while fielding on Wednesday (January 20) during the 4th match of the 5-game series. He was off the field and was taken to hospital. He had 4 stitches for the injury sustained on the webbing of his right hand. (Umpire wears helmet)
Australia, who have already sealed the series with an unassailable 3-0 lead, opted to bat first in Canberra today. Captain Steve Smith won the toss. This will be the first time India are chasing a target after having scored 309, 308 and 295 in the first 3 ODIs and lost.
With still 1 ODI remaining in the series (in Sydney on January 23) and 3 Twenty20 Internationals to follow, Rahane, the Mumbai right-hander might miss them. He has scored 2 consecutive half centuries (2nd and 3rd ODIs).