Black Caps News
Williamson has been left out along with other senior players such as Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Devon Conway with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) citing "player wellbeing" as the reason behind their exclusion
England vs New Zealand: Boult and Henry likely to miss Lord's Test despite being named in Black Caps squad
Boult played in the IPL final for Rajasthan Royals on Sunday and is unlikely to recover in time for five days of Test cricket, while Nicholls has had a disrupted start to the tour of England due to injury problems and a bout of the coronavirus.
Southee, currently representing KKR in IPL 2022, was bestowed with the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal after a stellar 2021 season, both at home and abroad, and in red as well as white-ball cricket.
Taylor will represent New Zealand XI against the touring Dutch at McLean Park in the second one-day warm-up match on 19 March as well as the one off T20 on 21 March.
New Zealand vs South Africa: Proteas bounce back with crushing 198-run win as Test series ends in draw
New Zealand, set a record 426 target to win, were all out in their second innings for 227 eight balls after tea on the final day.
New Zealand vs South Africa: Verreyne slams ton before Rabada, Maharaj strike early as Proteas sniff big win on Day 4
New Zealand, set an imposing record target of 426, were 94/4 at close of play on Day 4 after South Africa had declared their second innings at 354 for nine with Verreynne unbeaten on 136
Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 2 in Christchurch, Full Cricket Score: Visitors trail by 353 runs
Follow the scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary for Day 2 of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa on our live blog
Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 1 in Christchurch: Black Caps lead by 21 runs at stumps
Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on the opening day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa at the Hagley Oval
Stead named Tom Latham as stand-in skipper in a 15-man squad that features two debutants in wicketkeeper Cam Fletcher and paceman Blair Tickner.
The tourists lost the second match by a huge margin, but their hard-fought draw in the opening game showed why they are World Test Championship holders
India ended the day needing five more wickets to complete a series victory after setting New Zealand an improbable 540 to win the Mumbai Test.
Gujarat man Axar has been terrific since he donned the India whites at the start of the year and now has as many as 32 wickets in just three and half Tests.
Openers Tom Latham on 50 and Will Young on 75 survived 41 overs of spin by Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel after Tim Southee's five-for on Friday checked the Indian advance after debutant Shreyas Iyer's maiden century