Trent Boult went 4/18 in Mumbai Indians' win over Chennai Super Kings.
The Blackcaps quick ended with 5/39 as Auckland bowled the visitors out for 189.
Towering Kyle Jamieson isn't so eager to see an otherwise forgettable year end.
Plunket Shield teams will be penalised five runs for using saliva to shine the ball.
"We have lost an iconic player. A legendary player."
The former Blackcaps coach, Simon Doull and Rikki Swannell are the first callers named.
The world-class all-rounder captained New Zealand 34 times, including their first three test victories.
NZ Cricket's high performance manager Bryan Stronach admits the side needs to be better, and soon.
NZ Cricket confirmed they've adopted the majority of the ICC's new rules.