Benoni: Indians should get out of the mental block of their past failure against short-pitched deliveries by being positive in their approach if they have to tackle the South African pace battery in the Test series beginning in Johannesburg on December 18, feels former Protea batsman Herschelle Gibbs.
Gibbs said Indian batsmen would be put under sustained pressure by South African fast bowlers with short-pitched deliveries and the visitors will have to prepare themselves for that.
"It is about being ready for short stuff because they are going to get a lot of it. They need to work on it for a while, especially in the build-up to this first Test. I can pretty much assure you that the pitch for the Wanderers' Test will be pretty similar to the one rolled out for the first ODI (on December 5)," Gibbs said.