The NZ test wicketkeeper-batsman played a crucial role for Northern Districts against Otago.
No obstacle to Scott Kuggeleijn being selected for NZ following his acquittal on a rape charge.
Aussie quick's Indian batting heroics catapult him into bizarre place in ICC rankings.
Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.
Anurag Verma continued his resurgent run of form with four wickets for the Wellington Firebirds on Monday.