Import shooter Lenize Potgieter returns, as does midcourter Ariana Cable-Dixon, giving them six of their seven 2017 starters.
Caitlin Bassett gets the honour ahead of the Quad Series opener against England.
Lack of belief in Silver Ferns across ditch fuels fire for NZ captain.
Kayla Cullen re-commits immediate playing future fully to NZ by re-signing with the Northern Stars for 2018.
Scotland, Wales drawn in pool B with Kiwis and England.