Chennai, Feb 8: Paceman Peter Siddle and seven other Australian Test players arrived here on Thursday night (February 7) ahead of the four-match series against India starting on February 22.
Australia's 17-man Test squad will see players arriving in batches. This is the first set of cricketers to land in India and will prepare themselves well in advance for the series.
The first India-Australia Test will begin here in Chennai on February 22.
Fast bowlers James Pattinson, Jackson Bird, batsmen Ed Cowan, Usman Khawaja, offspinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounders Moises Henriques, Steve Smith were the other seven players who landed here.
The next set of players will arrive on Saturday (February 9).
Australia will play two warm-up games before the first Test. The first one will be a two-day game against BCCI President's XI from February 12. Then Australia will face India A from February 16 over three days.