6. BJ Watling (Wk)
The 35-year-old has been one of the best Test wicket-keepers in world cricket since the last decade. The consistency with which BJ Watling chips in with match-winning knocks are praiseworthy and he is going to play a huge role in adding some crucial runs lower down the order for his side. With 8 hundred and 1 double-hundred to his name, the right-handed batsman might just want to add another ton to his impressive record in the biggest Test match of his career.
7. Colin de Grandhomme
The Kiwi all-rounder is a valuable asset for his side, providing balance to the team with his ability to make crucial contributions with both bat and ball. Batting lower down the order, Colin de Grandhomme's role has always been to launch a counter-attack that can completely turn the course of the game. He has a history of troubling Indian batsmen with his medium-pace bowling and could be very crucial. He has been out injured for a while and in case he doesn't recover on time, NZ have solid backup options in the form of Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner.