Kane Williamson and Hamish Bennett have been called up to New Zealand's Test squad for the forthcoming tour of India.
The pair are the only two new caps in a 15-man squad containing few surprises for the three Test series.
Batsman Williamson and fast bowler Bennet were among few positives to come out of the country's disastrous 4-0 ODI series whitewash in Bangladesh.
Williamson scored his maiden one-day international century in the fourth ODI in Dhaka, while Bennet claimed three wickets at 24.33 in his two matches.
Coach and selector Mark Greatbatch believes the pair have earned their step up to Test status but he knows huge improvements are needed if his side is to compete with the number one Test nation.
"Kane Williamson is an impressive young talent, he said. "His game continues to improve with his involvement in the national team.
"Bennett did everything asked of him on the recent tour of Bangladesh and offers the side a genuine pace option.
"We are well aware that our recent performances are not up to scratch and we need to improve if we are to compete with a very strong Indian side. The team are determined to do so."
Six of the players named are currently touring with New Zealand A in Zimbabwe and as a result have avoided continuing recriminations at home surrounding the Bangladesh debacle.
Brent Arnel, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Tim McIntosh, Gareth Hopkins and Jeetan Patel -- will travel directly to India from the troubled African country.
The tour kicks off at Ahmedabad on November 4 before moving to Hyderabad on November 12, with the final Test due to start in Nagpur on November 28.
New Zealand will also play a five match ODI series however selectors have held off naming their one day squad.
An announcement is expected to be made closer to opening game at Guwahati on November 28.
Test squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brent Arnel, Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Andy McKay, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.