However, just in case Taylor is ruled out of the match, New Zealand want to ensure they have adequate options as to who will take Taylor's spot in the playing XI.
'He's a top man. there has been some amusing banter between (us) even before this series got close, so I look forward to playing against him'.
Broad took just 11 wickets in five matches at an average of 47.72 as England lost 4-0 to Australia in the Ashes.
Black Caps' Twitter account dished out a humble invite to former United States President Barack Obama to attend the opening Test that begins on Thursday at Eden Park.
"That's how I've played my cricket, and (it) actually influenced some of the changes I made in February".
"I am sure he will be very keen to get everything out of the way and have his opportunity to tell his side of the story but that is still quite a long way away in the distance".
Rabada's ban overturned, cleared to play in Cape Town
He felt sorry for Crowe, whose finding that the deliberate and inappropriate contact was tossed out by fellow New Zealander Heron. It made sense for him to appear as he was on the receiving end of Rabada's mid-pitch bump with his shoulder in Port Elizabeth.
"It is far from ideal that he (Stokes) is going to be missing that Lord's Test match but I still think he has got a full role to play this summer".
It is a characteristic which has defined the majority of his stellar Test career, yet has been absent for the past two years.
Guptill who has been a regular opener for New Zealand in the limited overs format played a good hand in the New Zealand XI versus England XI practice match by scoring 73. Is he going to toughen up a little bit?
I've had a tough Ashes tour; I've got a lot of hunger to get in this England team, stay in it and have a lot of success. And Moeen's throwing is restricted by a painful shoulder - a different injury from the side strain he suffered in Australia.
He has missed just one Test since his debut in 2014 and can scarcely believe he has reached the half-century.
"To think Jimmy has got more than 500 test wickets is pretty incredible really and I've been standing at mid-on for majority I think", Broad said.