Johannesburg: The Indian cricket team prepared for the ODI series against South Africa by going through a rigorous training session here with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni promising to dish out "good and exciting cricket" during the tour starting Thursday. (Read: Mahendra Singh Dhoni named ICC People's Choice player of the year)
The first one-dayer will be followed by two more 50-over matches before the teams lock horns in a two-match Test series in what will be India's first engagement in the post-Sachin Tendulkar era. (Read: ICC Awards - MS Dhoni, Alastair Cook deserve to be captains; Virat Kohli lost out to Hashim Amla)
The world number ODI side arrived in Johannesburg on Monday and after settling down in the Sandton hotel, the players made their way to the ground to get acclimatised to the conditions here.