Santner and Mitchell are also members of the New Zealand squad which will meet the West Indies in three Twenty20 internationals starting Friday.
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test in Christchurch, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Blundell steer Kiwis to 63/0 at stumps
Latest Updates, 2nd Test, Day 1 India vs New Zealand: That's stumps on Day 1. And all the three sessions today belonged to the hosts. They bundled out visitors for 242 and then Latham and Blundell made sure Kiwis did not lose any wicket till the close of play. India would be very disappointed. Nothing went there way today starting from toss. Kiwis 63/0 in 23 overs in first innngs so far, trail by 179 runs.
India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult says Hagley Oval pitch will offer more assistance to seamers than Basin Reserve Track
Boult also gave indications that Kyle Jamieson, after his match-winning all-round performance at the Basin, will be preferred over left-arm orthodox bowler Ajaz Patel
India vs New Zealand: Bouncer challenge awaits Indian batsmen as Neil Wagner joins Kiwi pace attack for Christchurch Test
Come Saturday, the Virat Kohlis, Cheteshwar Pujaras and Ajinkya Rahanes will face an even tougher test on a green top at the Hagley Oval where the Black Caps have won all but one Test.
India vs New Zealand, Test series preview: Trent Boult's return bolsters Kiwi pace attack while visitors look to continue dream Test run
With both sides evenly matched in their bowling attacks and given that the pitch will be a paradise for them, it might come down to who has the better batsmen. And here, the famed Indian batting might just have that additional edge, given their heroics in the WTC thus far.
India vs New Zealand: Why Mitchell Santner’s omission from Black Caps squad for home Tests is baffling
Santner has the second best average of any New Zealand spin bowler in the country to have bowled at least 100 overs in the past 50 years. He also has the second best economy rate (minimum: 200 overs.) As a result, New Zealand have never lost a home match featuring Santner, and have only had three rain-affected draws.
India vs New Zealand: Fit-again Trent Boult boosts Black Caps' pace attack; Kyle Jamieson could debut in Wellington Test
Apart from Boult, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel has been recalled for his first Test since the tour of Sri Lanka last August.
India A vs New Zealand A: Ishan Kishan, Prithvi Shaw's efforts go in vain as hosts suffer five-run defeat in decider, lose ODI series 2-1
Ishan Kishan was left stranded on an unbeaten 71 as India A lost four wickets in nine balls to suffer a narrow five-run defeat in the deciding third ODI against New Zealand A.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson and Co find right recipe for well-balanced innings victory in Colombo
At P Sara Oval, New Zealand's big names were not the ones who performed. It was not a case of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Trent Boult bullying an opponent. Rather there were other flavours that came through to make the perfect recipe for victory.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Colombo, Live Cricket Score: Black Caps square series with innings win
Follow updates on the fifth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, taking place at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Ross Taylor says his team is eager to replicate 2012 Colombo heroics in second Test
New Zealand were facing a similar situation in 2012 after losing the opening Test, only to come back and win the second Test to level the two-Test series
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Tim Southee says Kiwi players learnt lot about playing in Sri Lankan conditions in 1st Test loss
New Zealand’s only warm-up game was badly affected by torrential rain and the Black Caps went into the match in Galle a little underdone and lost it by six wickets.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 5 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts beat Black Caps by six wickets
Catch all the latest updates from Day five of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Hosts in driver's seat, reach 133/0 at stumps chasing 268
Catch all the latest updates from Day four of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.
Highlights, Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Watling lead Black Caps' fightback
Catch all the latest updates from Day three of the first Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand being played at Galle in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps' spinner Ajaz Patel's impressive five-wicket haul restricts hosts to 227-7 on Day 2 of first Test
From 143 for two, Sri Lanka slumped to 161 for seven before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot. Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 22 runs.
Kane Williamson brought in his 29th birthday with cake - fed by fans in Colombo - on the sidelines of a warmup match in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Black Caps pick spin-heavy attack for World Test Championship foray against Islanders
New Zealand coach Gary Stead named four spinners in his 15-man squad for the two-Test series in Sri Lanka that will mark both teams' debut in the new world championship that runs through to 2021.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Todd Astle preferred over Ajaz Patel as Black Caps unveil squad for Test series
Spinner Nathan Astle will resume his stop-start Test career against Bangladesh after beating Ajaz Patel for a spot in New Zealand's 13-man squad to face Bangladesh next week, selectors said Friday.
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Tim Southee hails green grass back home after Pakistan series in UAE but remains cautious
New Zealand open their domestic Test season against Sri Lanka on Saturday and were greeted by a verdant strip at the country’s most historic ground, where sides that win the toss tend to try and exploit the seamer-friendly conditions.