Mental preparation key for Proteas to make transition from T20 to Tests

Sydney, Nov 1 (ANI): South African opener Alviro Petersen has said mental preparation is the key for Proteas players after the Champions League in order to make a transition from the shortest form of the game to the longest for next week's Gabba Test against Australia.

Petersen played for the Highveld Lions' in the Champions League T20 final last week, while likely Test teammates Morne Morkel (Delhi Daredevils) and Jacques Rudolph (Titans) also took part in the series.

Petersen said they'd already made the necessary adjustments during their limited preparation in Sydney ahead of a three-day tour match against an Australia A side starting on Friday.

"It's just mindset - it's all about getting in the right frame of mind again for Test cricket. (It's about) making sure the duration comes into play and making sure that you bat for a long period of time. (You need to) change the mindset upstairs," he said.

"I think it's important that you stick to your disciplines especially up front and know where you have to play, what sort of areas you want to score in. You definitely put away (certain shots)," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Petersen, as saying.

Petersen also backed plans to introduce day-night Test cricket but only if a suitable ball is found beforehand. (ANI)


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