Kevin Pietersen is the part commentary team in the ongoing Test series between Australia and South Africa    Getty Images
Kevin Pietersen is the part commentary team in the ongoing Test series between Australia and South Africa Getty Images

After losing the first Test at Perth, Australian cricket team surely eyeing to comeback strongly in the second Test, which is going to be played at Hobart. Going by the recent reports, the Australian selectors are looking for some big changes in the team, to which English cricketer Kevin Pietersen disagrees and suggests to stay calm and not to panic. With the loss of first Test at Perth, Australia have also lost their two players from the side because of injury and they are Shaun Marsh and Peter Siddle. In their replacement, Joe Mennie and Joe Burns are expected to be called in the Australian Test side for second match. Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Hobart

The first Test at Perth was Australia’s third consecutive defeat against South Africa at this venue. They were beaten by South Africa at Perth in 2008, 2012 and once again in 2016. So far, South Africa have played four Tests at this venue against Australia and are yet to lose any Test. Ahead of the second Test, as reported by Optus Sport, Pietersen came forward in support of the Australian side and said, “The one thing you can’t do is make drastic changes after one Test loss. A lot of people are talking about there’s instability in the dressing room, they’re talking about changes from the coach to the high performance team. But I don’t think Australia should panic,” said the English cricketer at a promotional shoot in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Pietersen believes that Australia should stay with what they have and added, “I think Australia should stick with what they’ve got. Because I don’t think there is a lot better than what they’ve got right now. Don’t stress, don’t do anything too drastic, just live this out for a couple of weeks, see where you get to, then you can go back to the drawing board.”

The stylish English batsman did not forget to comment on the match and mentioned, “actually had one day of very, very good Test cricket.” After having crushed South Africa for 242 in the first innings, Australia had an excellent start in reply by losing no wicket till the score of 158 but as the first wicket fell, the collapse began and soon they were bundled out for just 244.

In reply to Australia’s batting collapse, South Africa scored a mammoth total and decaled after 540 with the loss of eight wickets. Australia were asked to chase a huge total of 539, which was next to impossible and they did the same as they were all out 177 runs short. The victory for South Africa was crafted by pacer Kagiso Rabada, who scalped five-wickets in the final innings of the match.