Ross Taylor is determined not to let his Test chance slip away after being recalled for the series against England.
There is no doubting the potential of Taylor, who averaged 72 in the recent one-day series triumph over England, however he has so far failed to take his chance in the Test side.
Having made his debut against South Africa in November, Taylor managed just two matches - and 44 runs - before he was axed.
However, the 24-year-old is back in the fold and in no mood to miss out.
"I'm very happy, I had a taste of it in South Africa and I didn't do as well as I would have liked so to have a recall against England, I'm very happy about it," said Taylor.
"There was probably a month or so after that tour when I was down in confidence and wondering what I could have done better on that tour.
"I was young and inexperienced and I still am, but hopefully I can learn from those two digs and do a lot better."
Taylor is likely to be asked to bat at No.5 against England at Seddon Park on Wednesday - with the responsibility of helping the side reach some big scores.
And Taylor knows New Zealand need to post competitive totals if they are to win the series.
"There's a desire to get out there and win the Test series, we'd like to take momentum over to England," he said.
"You have to score 400, 450 to be competitive and obviously to do that people have to stand up and score big totals.
"I was very happy with the way I played in the one-day games. I took my time a lot more than I have been in the past. I don't think I'll change the way I play but if I can, I will take my time early on in the innings.
"To establish myself I need to score runs, that's the biggest thing. A lot of people can tell you what to do but it's up to yourself individually to go out there and score runs and once you get a score you take confidence from that."