Test cricket returns to Christchurch on Boxing Day, almost three years after the devastating earthquake which killed 185 people.
Matt Henry took 5-30 as New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth and final ODI of their series in Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis will be looking for a pre-World Cup boost when his side take on New Zealand on Friday.
New Zealand edged Pakistan by seven runs in Abu Dhabi to take their ODI series into a fifth-match decider.
Opener Ahmed Shehzad made a fine century as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 147 runs in Sharjah.
Pakistan have called up Yasir Shah and Anwar Ali for the remaining one-day matches against New Zealand.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision.
Proceeds from Pakistan's ODI against New Zealand will be donated to those affected by the Peshawar school massacre
Captain Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 70 to lead New Zealand to a four-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah.
Over-by-over commentary from the second one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand.
England must pick Alex Hales as an opening batsman at the 2015 World Cup, says Sir Ian Botham.
Steven Smith proved his captaincy skills by guiding Australia to victory over India, says Mark Butcher.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.