Tom Blundell returns to the BLACKCAPS white ball side following his red-hot form this summer in the test series against England and Sri Lanka.
Michael Bracewell continues his string of selections for the New Zealand national side, keeping a strong pipeline from the Wellington Firebirds through to the BLACKCAPS.
Two other key Firebirds players were also in the mix for selection, but whose services are required in the IPL. Devon Conway will miss the entirety of the ODI and T20I series as he goes to India early to be with his Chennai Super Kings to prepare for the 2023 IPL season. Finn Allen, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in India, will play the first ODI vs Sri Lanka at Eden Park before going to the subcontinent.