Kane Williamson's recent struggles with the bat have gone unnoticed by England's Adil Rashid.
Now that eight Twenty20 matches are done and dusted, New Zealand will hope a change of format brings a change in fortune as the highly anticipated one-day international series with England begins in Hamilton on Sunday.
New Zealand's cricket selectors insist Tom Latham is their best limited overs wicketkeeper, and back him to "flick the switch" with the bat after his mystifying struggles on home pitches.
Andrew Ellis says he has had no ill-effects after being struck on the head by a boundary-bound six but he wants New Zealand Cricket to be "proactive" about player protection.
Australian celebrations over their Tri-Series Twenty20 win over the Black Caps have been soured by confirmation the effort wasn't good enough to claim the world No 1 ranking.
Australian masterblaster Chris Lynn faces a race against time to save his $2m IPL contract after dislocating his shoulder against the Black Caps.
What does it all mean?
You wait 13 years for a Twenty20 between the Black Caps and Australia at Eden Park, then another comes five days later.