Neil Wagner is missing for New Zealand at the Hagley Oval as the hosts look to pick up where they left off in 2020.
Mitchell Santner was the hero with 27 balls remaining to give New Zealand a 1-0 series lead in a nail-biting finish to the first Test.
Tim Southee took his 300th Test wicket as New Zealand moved closer to a win over Pakistan.
Pakistan made New Zealand toil hard but the Black Caps eventually broke through to take full control on Monday.
Kane Williamson chalked up his 23rd Test hundred as New Zealand claimed the advantage at Bay Oval on Sunday.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor became his country's most capped cricketer in all formats as he hit 70 on day one of the first Test with Pakistan.
New Zealand reached 222-3 at stumps on day one of the first Test against Pakistan.
Pakistan have lost their last two Test series against New Zealand and the Black Caps will be expected to continue that sequence.
Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan will miss the first Test at Mount Maunganui due to a thigh injury.
Pakistan lost wickets in the closing stages but still successfully overhauled New Zealand's total of 173-7 in Napier.