Veteran New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says he hopes to be part of the entire home season, as long as his body holds out, and is looking forward to the string of visitors to his country.
New Zealand have a busy home summer ahead of them, as they'll host Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Australia in series, stretching from early December to late February 2016.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wasn't overly disappointed with losing the ODI series against South Africa, saying he had wanted to use the tour to blood new players and he achieved that objective.
South Africa batsman Hashim Amla acknowledged the pitch for the third ODI between the Proteas and New Zealand was the perfect wicket for ODI cricket.
Following South Africa's two-one ODI series win over New Zealand, their wrist-spinner Imran Tahir has returned into the top three of the ODI rankings for bowlers.