Kevin Pietersen believes Kyle Abbott should get the nod over Morne Morkel for the second Test in Hobart.
The former England batsman believes that Abbott should accompany Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada, despite Morkel being the most experienced option.
Pieterson, speaking to cricket.com.au, was adamant that Abbott would be the correct choice.
‘I know I talked about Morkel missing out – and he shouldn’t have – in Perth, but that was [an opinion based on] conditions.
‘I think in Hobart, with the ball swinging and seaming, you need an areas kind of bowler.
‘I think Abbott’s your bowler – he pitches it up, gets it to swing a bit, bowls good areas.
‘He’ll complement that bowling attack really, really nicely, so fingers crossed the selectors go with Abbott.’
Abbott has played seven Test matches and taken 21 wickets, whereas Morkel has 71 caps to his name, taking 242 scalps including 43 against Australia in 13 matches played against them.