World Cup semifinal hero Grant Elliott is among three new players that have been awarded national contracts by New Zealand Cricket for the 2015-2016 season.
Cricket will venture into the unknown with the announcement that Australia and New Zealand will contest the first ever day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval on 27 November.
The ICC Annual Conference concluded in Barbados with the ICC, IDI and IBC Board meetings, which were held under the chairmanship of Mr Narayanaswami Srinivasan.
Clarke's team will use every device in the book to drive at the callow heart of their opponent's relative newbies in an attempt to prevent four consecutive losses in England.
Australian side the Brisbane Heat have signed up New Zealand captain Brendon ahead of this season's Big Bash League.