Show courage against pacers: Kirsten

Updated: 16 January 2008 16:54 IST

India's coach-designate Gary Kirsten has prepared a document for the team to counter the bouncy track at the WACA.

Show courage against pacers: Kirsten

Perth:

India's coach-designate Gary Kirsten has prepared a document for the team to counter the bouncy track at the WACA where the conditions will be "mentally more demanding" for the batsmen.

"It takes a lot of courage to get into position on bouncy wicket to be successful. More than the technical it's the mental side and I am sure Indian batsmen are aware of it," said Kirsten as he faced his first press conference in India colours.

The former South African opener revealed that he has prepared a document for the Indian team where he has put down his experience of travelling to this part of the world.

"I have put together a document on touring Australia. It is how to go about doing it. There is a definite style of playing technically on bouncy wickets.

"At WACA, it's a very tough cricketing environment. There is never an easy game and it's mentally very demanding. But the Australians also say it's the best place to bat. One needs to brace the challenge and give everything you have got.

"I guess it's a case of looking at the glass that is half full and not half vacant," he said.

Kirsten believed that more than any other nation, Australia tests the character of a cricketer to the fullest.

Topics : Cricket Gary Kirsten
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