Uncapped pair Ish Sodhi and Corey Anderson have been included in the New Zealand Test squad to tour Bangladesh next month.
Legspinner Sodhi and allrounder Anderson replace injured pair Martin Guptill and Tim Southee from the squad who lost both Tests heavily away to England in May.
Batsman Guptill broke a finger while playing in the Caribbean Twenty20 competition last month while Southee is still recovering from ankle surgery in July.
Southee may yet join the tour for the three one-day internationals and Twenty20 match against Bangladesh which follows Tests in Chittagong starting on October 9 and in Dhaka on October 21.
The tour begins with a three-day warmup match in Chittagong on October 4.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) also revealed details of a short tour of Sri Lanka from November 10-21, which features three ODIs and two T20s.
Coach Mike Hesson says Sodhi, 20, and Anderson, 22, have been rewarded for their impressive form on the current NZ A tour of India.
“Corey gives the squad options as he can bat in the top six and provide useful seam bowling,” Hesson said.
“And having two specialist spinners (along with Bruce Martin) in the squad gives us the option to utilise wickets that are likely to turn.”
Left-hander Anderson became the youngest player to be awarded a NZC contract at age 16, six years ago.
He made his international debut in the Twenty20 series in South Africa late last year and played three limited overs matches against England in June.
A lively century this week for NZ A against India A was timely, Hesson said.
Born in Ludhiani, India, Sodhi showed promise at last year’s under-19 World Cup and enjoyed a consistent domestic campaign last summer with Northern Districts. He has taken 22 wickets in 11 first class games.
NZC’s new general manager national selection, Bruce Edgar, was satisfied with the squad, who will need to improve on their efforts in England.
“The key was to take a consistent approach to selection and provide continuity for the players,” Edgar said.
The Test group leave for a pre-tour camp in Sri Lanka on September 22.
The limited overs squad will be named next week.
New Zealand test squad:
Brendon McCullum (c), Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Corey Anderson, Bruce Martin, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Mark Gillespie, Ish Sodhi.