Leading batsman Ross Taylor has been left out of the New Zealand side for the second Test against India which begins Friday, with the uncapped Tom Latham and James Neesham drafted in.
Latham replaces veteran Taylor who will remain with his wife who is due to give birth, while the green wicket has earned all-rounder Neesham a start at the expense of leg-spinner Ish Sodhi.
New Zealand will take five seamers into the match as they look to wrap up the series after winning the first Test by 40 runs. Kane Williamson will act as the spin option.
"With this wicket the best method of attack against this Indian side is to roll out another seamer so Jimmy Neesham comes in for Ish Sodhi," captain Brendon McCullum said when confirming the line-up on Thursday.
"Neesham's batting is a bit of a bonus but he comes into the frame for his ability to bowl it pretty heavy as well."
Latham will bat at number four for New Zealand with Neesham coming in at number eight.
Troubled star Jesse Ryder was initially named as cover for Taylor but was dropped from the squad after admitting to being out drinking just hours before the first Test started.
The India team will not be named until the toss on Friday morning.
New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Trent Latham, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, B.J Watling, James Neesham, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.