Cricket: AM Show host Mark Richardson suggests Blackcaps take World Test Championship mace to Aussie captain Tim Paine

AM Show host Mark Richardson has suggested NZ Cricket take its World Test Championship celebration to Hobart, as one last rub of salt in the wounds for Aussie cricket captain Tim Paine.

The Blackcaps will take the 'Mace' trophy on tour, beginning July 26 in Whangarei, giving Kiwi fans the chance to celebrate New Zealand's with the team.

But fast bowler Neil Wagner has refused to bite on Richardson's tongue-in-cheek proposal to take the silverware to Paine's hometown, after his churlish prediction that India would win last month's final "quite comfortably".

To Paine's dismay, the Blackcaps triumphed on the sixth and final day, as an unbeaten stand between Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor saw New Zealand home for an eight-wicket win to be crowned as the first nation to be World Test Championship winners.

On The AM Show, Wagner has stoically let Richardson's bouncer through to the keeper.

"If there was anyone who would like that, Rigor, it would be you," Wagner grins. "It's something we don't really focus on or worry about too much.

"It is what it is. They [Australia] do their thing the way they do it, we just focus on what we do and the rest will control itself.

"[It's] nice for us to have even got this opportunity and quite nice to make the country proud. It'll be quite nice to get out there and see what it's meant to everyone."

After their northern swing, the Blackcaps will take the mace to Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, and Invercargill.

Exact venues for each of the cities are still a work in progress and will be made public as soon as possible.

"We've tried to cover as much of the country as possible in a week to give the maximum number of people the chance to participate," says NZ Cricket chief executive David White.

"I know some regions will be disappointed to miss out, but I can assure them there'll be further opportunities, as we head towards our home international summer. We'll make a point of including as much of the country as realistically possible."