Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson doubtful for first Test vs West Indies

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who returned home early from the recent tour of Bangladesh because of his back problems, said he is in regular pain but has dismissed reports that he could be forced to retire.

updated: December 01, 2013 16:25 IST
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Wellington: Brendon McCullumNew Zealand have injury concerns over captain Brendon McCullum and batsman Kane Williamson as they prepare for this week's opening Test against the West Indies, with the hosts chasing their first series win for five years.

Williamson, recovering from a broken thumb, said on Sunday there was no guarantee he would play in the Dunedin Test starting on Tuesday while McCullum requires painkillers for a back injury.

"It comes down to the medical staff and myself talking," said Williamson, who bats at number three for the Black Caps.

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