New Zealand spearhead, Trent Boult, doubts for first test in Australia

PERTH: New Zealand 's Trent Boult still a doubt for the first test against Australia due to a side injury, but captain Kane Williamson says he will give the spearhead of the rhythm every opportunity to demonstrate his fitness before the match begins in Perth on Thursday.

Tourists are sweating in the fitness of their fast ace, with the pink ball used in the inaugural one-day test at Perth Stadium to adapt to Boult's inclination for the swing.

Williamson said the team's training session late Wednesday would likely determine the availability of Boult, who had managed to complete the training on Tuesday.

We're going to take another look at (Boult) today before deciding something tomorrow, he told reporters on Wednesday.

“I think you see it as a long-term decision in terms of this entire series. He has followed very well and felt very good yesterday. ”

Williamson had more confidence in the injury status of veteran hitter Ross Taylor (thumb) and the versatile Colin de Grandhomme (abdominal muscle).

“Ross is fine, just a little hit but nothing important. Colin is following very well, he said.

The fast bowler without coverage Lockie Ferguson could make his Test debut in a long-awaited and fast Perth launch, which will deteriorate with a fierce heat forecast for most of the game.

It's exciting to have Lockie on our team to consider it, Williamson said. It's exciting to have a boy in our camp who can play at that speed.

Both teams are to wear black armbands as a tribute to the victims of New Zealand ’s White Island volcano eruption and Williamson said the news had been a shock.

It is very difficult to understand. When a tragedy like this occurs, it's a shock, he added.