The first Test match of a two-match series between England and New Zealand will start from March 22 at Eden Park, Auckland.
Ross Taylor, who had been battling a groin injury and a stomach bug is back in the playing squad as New Zealand received a boost on the eve of the first Test with confirmation that Taylor is fit to play.
Recently, Kane Williamson has confirmed that Todd Astle will come into the playing XI for Thursday.
New Zealand playing XI:
Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Kane Williamson has confirmed Todd Astle will come into the playing XI for Thursday. Our XI - Latham, Raval, Williamson, Taylor, Nicholls, Watling, de Grandhomme, Astle, Southee, Wagner, Boult. #NZvENGpic.twitter.com/N95xkXrai6