The veteran spinner Daniel Vettori will tonight become New Zealand's most capped Test cricketer after being selected to play in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah.
Vettori, who played the last of his 111 Tests for the Black Caps in 2012, replaces the out of form all-rounder Jimmy Neesham.
The 35-year-old will pass former captain Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's most-capped Test player.
Captain Brendon McCullum is excited at the prospect of Vettori taking the field.
The all-rounder has recovered from persistent injury problems, and skipper McCullum says it would be a grand achievement for Vettori to become New Zealand's most capped player.
McCullum says Vettori will also stay on for the one-day series against Pakistan.
The Black Caps are chasing what would be just their third away Test win over Pakistan as they seek to level the three-match series.
Pakistan hold a 1-0 series lead.
The Black Caps' last away win against Pakistan was in Lahore in 1996 and batsman Ross Taylor, who scored his 12th Test match century in the second Test, says holding the hosts to a series draw would be a great achievement.
The third and final Test starts at 7pm.