The World Test Championship final will be Watling's final test match for New Zealand.
Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been given the nod in the 15-man squad.
Ajaz Patel is the only specialist spinner left in the 15-man squad.
Tim Paine doesn't foresee New Zealand posing any issues to the Indians this week.
The ICC has announced more than NZ$3million will be handed out to New Zealand and India.
The spinner shone in unfavourable conditions in the win over England.
The visitors have earned their first test series win in the UK since 1999.
With two days left to play, the Blackcaps are all but guaranteed to take the series 1-0 with a win in Birmingham.
England lead by just 37 runs with a single second innings wicket left.