Ever since making his Test debut against Australia last year, Mayank Agarwal has provided solidity in the top of the batting order. And now, the young batter is looking forward to making his debut at home in the three-match series against South Africa.

The Proteas have come to India to play three T20Is followed by three Tests as a part of the ICC World Test Championship. India, who are currently at the top of the points table in the competition will hope to consolidate their position at the top of the chart.

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Mayank Agarwal, who is yet to play at home is eyeing to make a solid start to the Tests against South Africa. So far, he has impressed with his grit and determination and will look to keep up the excellent work in the coming days.

Mayank Agarwal. (Credits – Twitter)

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The Karnataka admitted that he has learnt alot in his last two tours to Australia and West Indies and is keen to use those against South Africa and score more runs for India.

“Playing at home is always special and I’m really looking forward to the series. There was a lot I learnt in Australia, there was even more learning in the West Indies. I’m working on what I’ve learnt and I’m eager to go out and put those lessons to use against South Africa and have a good series at home,” Agarwal told Times of India.

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India are currently at the top-place in the ICC Test Rankings. They have dominated teams across the globe in the last few years. Mayank Agarwal, who is only four Tests old credited confidence and intensity as the key reasons behind their success.

“As a unit, the Indian team is playing at a very intense level. It is really amazing to see the intensity with which we play,” he said. We are going out there not only to win matches but win situations, win each session. We understand that individual performances can go through highs and lows, but it is important to keep up the intensity with which we are playing. Also, we are a very confident unit. We believe in ourselves and are backing ourselves to play the best cricket we can,” Agarwal concluded.

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