Indian team members arrived here on Tuesday night in two batches from Delhi and Mumbai prior to their January 21 one day international against the West Indies.
Rahul Dravid and company will commence their four-day extended practice session at the lush green Vidarbha Cricket Association ground here from Wednesday.
Huge number of fans gathered at the city airport and later at a nearby hotel where the team members were accomodated.
Meanwhile, preparations are nearing completion for the opening ODI. The West Indies will be reaching here on January 19 and will have a two day nets at the VCA ground.