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Mayank Agarwal on What it Takes For a Test Opener to Succeed

Mayank Agarwal on What it Takes For a Test Opener to Succeed

India opener Mayank Agarwal feels that each Test match has develop into necessary due to the involvement of World Test Championship (WTC) factors.

In the present 2021-23 WTC cycle, India are ranked fifth within the desk with 49.07 proportion whereas accumulating 53 factors. Agarwal is a part of the 18-member squad which can face Sri Lanka within the Tests at Mohali (March 4-8) and Bengaluru (March 12-16).

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“I’m very excited to be a part of the squad and a part of the Indian Test group. I’m actually wanting ahead to contributing to the group’s success. Every Test collection is of utmost significance due to the World Test Championship. Each Test carries factors. The collective pondering of our group is to select up a win in each match that we play and attempt to get the utmost factors we are able to from all of the Test matches,” stated Agarwal in a launch.

Though Agarwal has been an opener for the majority of his 19-match Test career, he isn’t shy of batting in the lower-order if the team requires him to do so. “The role of an opener is key in Test cricket because, in a five-day game, it is the openers who set up the day for the batters to follow. It’s something that I have done all my life. I really enjoy doing that. With that being said, I don’t just always want to open the batting. I am also comfortable batting at any position the team wants me to bat, at any given situation.”

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Agarwal, 31, is conscious of the problem coming from Sri Lanka bowling assault and is firmly targeted on giving India begin on the prime. “In India, as a gap batsman, you continue to need to be excellent in going through the spin. Personally, it doesn’t faze me in case you open the bowling with spin or tempo. We have grown up enjoying spin all our lives. Personally, my mindset wouldn’t change a lot.”

“I would look to do what an opener sets out to do. Give a good start, set up the scores for the team and make it count. One of the advantages the openers have, with all the difficulties that come their way, is that they have the opportunity to score big runs.”

After the Tests towards Sri Lanka, Agarwal might be seen in motion for Punjab Kings in IPL 2022. Agarwal, alongside left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh, have been the gamers retained by the franchise forward of the IPL Mega Auction.

“I imagine, as a Punjab Kings participant who has been retained, we did rather well on the public sale. I’ve at all times performed any match to win and that’s the identical objective for me within the IPL. I’ll go into the IPL 2022 to win it for Punjab Kings, as I’ve at all times executed each season that I’ve been a part of the franchise,” acknowledged Agarwal.

Agarwal signed off by saying he is not losing sleep over making the cut for the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. “I am not thinking too much about the selection in the India T20 squad for the T20 World Cup this year. My thought process is to play well, put in the performances, make sure my team wins, and hope for the best. Whatever happens after that, is okay with me.”

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