New Zealand is facing a tough task to even save the match in Perth.
New Zealand are battling to avoid the follow-on against the Aussies.
Australia hold a strong lead over the Blackcaps at lunch.
The Blackcaps paceman has suffered a calf strain, but can bat if needed.
The Melbourne wicket has been under scrutiny before the Boxing Day test against Australia.
The NZ cricketers have Steve Smith's number in the first test at Perth.
Fast-bowler Lockie Ferguson pulled up lame against Australia at Perth.
His stunning catch was the highlight of a tight opening session of the first test.
Lockie Ferguson will make his test debut at Optus Stadium.