Chennai:The South African cricket team arrived here this morning for its first Test match against India beginning on March 26.
The players arrived at the international airport by an Emirates flight from Dubai around 9 am and were soon escorted to their hotel in luxury coaches.
Tight security arrangements were made at the airport.
The Indian team members are arriving in batches. Virender Sehwag and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad arrived here last night while others would be reaching on Saturday.
South Africa will play three Test matches against India with Ahmedabad (Apr 3-7) and Kanpur (Apr 11-15) hosting the last two matches.