NZC keen to stage another pink ball warmup for the inaugural day-night test in Adelaide.
Michael Papps has been given the Wellington captaincy by new coach Bruce Edgar.
India closing in on their first test series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years.
Hosts hold nerve to beat Australia by five runs in a thrilling finish to a one-off T20 international in Cardiff.
Countdown is on as Black Caps cross the Tasman in October with expectations unmatched since 1987.