New Zealand have named the uncapped Bruce Martin, Hamish Rutherford and Tom Latham in their squad for next month's three-match Test series against England.
Batsman Peter Fulton, who missed the series against South Africa earlier this year due to a knee injury, has been recalled - and an additional fast bowler will be added to the squad after the New Zealand XI's four-day tour fixture in Queenstown next week.
The 23-year-old Rutherford, who made his Twenty20 International and ODI debuts against the English, sports a first-class average of 42.42 - and struck a fine 90 and 162 for Otago against Wellington and Northern Districts respectively in January.
The 20-year-old Watling, the recipient of eight ODIs and three T20Is, has graduated to the Test fold despite an unimpressive run of form for Canterbury this year - 480 runs in eight matches at an average of 33.07.
Spinner Martin, meanwhile, was in the Test squad for the recent series in South Africa, but did not feature in the playing XI.
"We picked Peter to tour South Africa and he would have played there if he hadn't been injured," said coach Mike Hesson. "That leaves young Hamish and Tom to battle for the other opening spot. They've been in good form and are both products of our successful New Zealand A unit."
The first Test gets underway in Dunedin on 6 March. Wellington and Auckland will hosts fixtures two and three respectively.
Squad (one more name to be added): Brendon McCullum (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Dean Brownlie, Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Bruce Martin, Hamish Rutherford, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.