Dharmasala, October 1: Indian cricket team has said they were excited to play against South Africa at home and hoped to dominate the upcoming series.
India and South Africa would play three T20s, five one-day internationals and four tests during a series that will begin on October 2.
Batsman Ajinkya Rahane, while addressing a news conference, said it will be a tough competition as both the teams were in good form but playing at home would give India an advantage.
Indian bowler Axar Patel said the practice sessions have been good so far and their focus was to improve their skills, and not to look for opponents' weakness.
The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series will be India's toughest assignment yet post the 2015 World Cup campaign where they defied expectations to reach the semi-final stage.