Australians check in to Chennai

Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson arrived from Australia via Singapore.

Aaron Finch arrives at the Chennai airport on Friday.   -  R. Ragu

The last time they were here in March, the Indian summer didn’t go their way. But now, the Australian cricketers will be hoping to turn the things in the limited-overs format when the action gets underway at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium next week.

But much before the series begins, a batch of Australia’s squad to play in the five-match ODIs series arrived in Chennai late on Friday.

Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson arrived from Australia via Singapore.

Another group of players, including skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, would arrive in the city on Saturday morning from Bangladesh, where the team was involved in a two-Test series.

Richardson was not in the squad picked initially, but came in as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood, who sustained an injury during the first Test against Bangladesh.

The visiting side would play a warm-up match on September 12 against a Board President’s XI to be led by Gurkeerat Mann.