Off-spinner Jeetan Patel and all-rounder James Franklin have been recalled to New Zealand's 15-man squad for the tour of India.
Patel and Franklin return after former skipper Daniel Vettori was ruled out with a groin injury, while Dean Brownlie was omitted.
Patel will push uncapped leg-spinner Tarun Nethula hard for a spot in the team for the first Test on August 23 in Hyderabad, while Franklin will look to make his first appearance in the five-day format since January 2011.
"The tour of India will be a great challenge and experience for this squad," national selection manager Kim Littlejohn said.
"Unfortunately Daniel Vettori won't recover in time for the Test series but his injury has created and opportunity for Jeetan Patel to come back into the side. Jeetan has been in great from for Warwickshire and deserves his opportunity.
"James Franklin has been brought into the squad to bolster the batting. He brings a lot of experience and knowledge of playing in Indian conditions which will be invaluable.
"Dean Brownlie misses out on selection. We continue to see him as player of the future but at this stage we feel he needs to works on parts of his game. There's no doubt he will work hard to regain selection."
New Zealand:>/b> Ross Taylor (capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tarun Nethula, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.