New Zealand coach Mike Hesson is eager to see if devastating ODI opening bat Martin Guptill can be converted into a middle-order Test batsman.
Opener Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the Twenty20 and first two One Day Internationals against South Africa due to a hamstring issue.
Black Caps opening batsman Martin Guptill did not want to point the finger of blame at the teams bowlers after they lost to Australia by 68 runs in Sydney.
The Black Caps squad for the Test series against Pakistan features uncapped Auckland players Jeet Raval and Colin de Grandhomme, while Canterbury's Todd Astle has earned a recall.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is aware that his Test statistics do not reflect well on his abilities, but is determined to improve them rather than switching focus to the shorter formats.