Ross Taylor returns to New Zealand's Test squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh after undergoing eye surgery.
Taylor had an operation to remove a growth on his left eye and is now looking to add to his 16 Test tons. The 32-year-old needs one more century to equal Martin Crowe's record of 17 for his country.
"At the moment, I'm pretty happy with where my game's at and if I can get myself in and play well, if the hundred comes it comes and if not I'll continue to try and be as consistent as possible," said Taylor.
Seamer Trent Boult is expected to return to New Zealand's line-up at the expense of Matt Henry.
Bangladesh - who beat England at Mirpur in October - need to get back on track after losing both the one-day and Twenty20 series 3-0 to New Zealand.
The tourists are bolstered by the return of captain and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim from a hamstring injury but are without Mustafizur Rahman, who is rested as he continues his comeback from shoulder surgery.
The first Test in Wellington gets underway on Wednesday at 10pm GMT with the second Test in Christchurch starting next Thursday.
New Zealand squad: Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Dean Brownlie, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Subashis Roy.