Tom Blundell will take the wicketkeeping gloves and transfer down the order with Younger partnering Tom Latham on the high.
Younger, 28, has been near a Check debut earlier than and was set to play towards Bangladesh in 2019 earlier than the ultimate Check in Christchurch was cancelled following the fear assault within the metropolis.
He averages 43.76 in his first-class profession with ten centuries, the latest of which got here towards West Indies for New Zealand A final week
“He’s been around the environment for some time without getting his first opportunity so I think that’s also a real positive,” captain Kane Williamson mentioned. “Often you come into teams and it’s new, you are trying to get a feel for the group but he’s got that feel, he’s an experienced player, has played a lot of first-class cricket and to a very high standard and he deserves that opportunity.”
Watling picked up the harm throughout his final outing within the Ford Trophy and following evaluation in Hamilton it was determined there was an excessive amount of risking together with him for a Check.
A call over the remainder of the ultimate XI is but to be made with one of many key debates whether or not New Zealand go in with a frontline spin possibility in Mitchell Santner, who was referred to as up rather than the injured Ajaz Patel, or go for an all-pace assault.