Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said as well as Johnson, batsmen Phil Jaques and Mark Cosgrove were departing, but it was no reflection on how the players had performed. He said they brought a large squad so they could have a look at some of their younger players with the Champions Trophy, Ashes series and World Cup on the horizon.
"All three players were advised before the tour that they would only be participating in the first two games of the DLF Cup," he said.
"This was a good opportunity for all three young players to display their skills at international level. They have all performed extremely well and their return home is in no way a reflection of the performance of those players."