Melbourne: New Zealand cricketers Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme playing in the series in Australia are questionable due to injury. Giving information from the coach of the New Zealand cricket team, Gary Stead has stated that both are recovering from injury, but both players are still not fully fit.
Bolt and Grandhomme suffered a muscle injury during the first test match. Stead said he would have to prove his fitness by Friday. The New Zealand team will leave for Australia tour the next day. Coach Stead said, "I can't believe it, but I hope both of them will be in the team." Recently Australia has announced a 13-member squad for the Test series against New Zealand. Cricket Australia announced the team on Tuesday, expressing confidence in the team winning the series against Pakistan, but excluding the team's Cameron Bencroft.
Australia's team against New Zealand: Tim Paine (captain), Joe Burns, David Warner, Marnus Labushane, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Michael Naser, James Pattinson, and Mitchell Starc.