Blackcaps batsman Ross Taylor will play day-night Test against England

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor has been cleared to play in the day-night Test against England, which starts Thursday in Auckland.

The 34-year-old has overcome the thigh injury which kept him out of the decisive final ODI against the tourists, emerging unscathed from training this week.

"He trained well yesterday, I suppose there's been so much cricket on that the last 10 days have been a balance of rest and recovery for someone like Ross, and now looking forward to preparing for a test match," New Zealand captain Kane Williamson told media.

"That's been valuable time for him.

"He's feeling good, good to go, that's great news for us."

Leg-spinner Todd Astle's also been confirmed to start in the historic day-night match, replacing injured all-rounder Mitchell Santner.

It'll be the first ever day-night Test on Kiwi soil.