The Indian cricket team got cracking for the ODI series against South Africa on Tuesday with a rigorous training session in Johannesburg, and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni promising to dish out "good and exciting cricket" during the tour, starting Thursday.
The first one-dayer will be followed by two more 50-over matches before the teams lock horns in a two-Test series in what will be India's first engagement in the post-Sachin Tendulkar era.
The world No 1 ODI side arrived on Monday and after settling down at the Sandton hotel, made its way to the ground to get acclimatised to the conditions.
India is touring with one of its least experienced squads in a long time, but there is an air of confidence nevertheless, as six players from the current side toured South Africa in August to play first-class and List A matches.
One of those limited-overs games saw Shikhar Dhawan scoring 248.