Wicketkeeper BJ Watling said the side are 'fizzing' ahead of first home pink-ball Test.
The White Ferns have extended their unbeaten run against the West Indies.
The Proteas pacemen believes the Australian captain was looking for contact with Kagiso Rabada.
Surgery will see the Blackcaps all-rounder out of action for up to nine months.
Captain Faf du Plessis fears Test cricket is becoming too sanitised despite a heated series on and off the park.
The England cricketer has denied charges of affray to a UK court.
The South African quick's 11-wicket haul won him man of the match, but a ban will see him miss the rest of the series.
The Proteas quick let rip at the Aussie batsman after skittling him in the second Test.
The Blackcaps captain was disappointed with NZ's display in the fifth ODI against England.
Aussie cricketer David Warner's wife had a tryst with SBW a decade ago, and fans are rubbing it in.
England have wrapped up the ODI series with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand.
New Zealand have set the visitors a target of just 224 to win the fifth and deciding ODI.
The former Blackcaps bowler believes Test cricket could be on its way out if sledging continues.
New Zealand have a made a horror start to their innings after losing the toss.
The South African bowler is in danger of missing the rest of the Test series due to the incident.
Trevor Bayliss is counting on the Blackcaps batsman playing in the series decider.
The 30-year-old confirmed he'd focus on white-ball cricket from now on.
The star batsman has signed s short-term deal with the county cricket side.