Mumbai, Mar 28: Team India led by skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday left for South Africa to play a one-off Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday, Mar 30.
The team landed in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon.
The T20 match is being played to commemorate 150 years of Indian settlement in South Africa and is regarded as an annual fixture.
Team India will be without Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who recently scored his 100th international century against Bangladesh during the Asia Cup 2012. Tendulkar will be replaced by Robin Uthappa.
MS Dhoni and Co. attended the felicitation function of retired batsman Rahul Dravid on Tuesday before flying to South Africa.
After returning from South Africa, Team India players will feature in the Indian Premier League season 5 starting on April 4 in Chennai.
The cash-rich T20 tournament will end on May 27.