Vettori in line for Kiwi return

Vettori has struggled with back injuries meaning he has not added to his 112 caps since July 2012.

Pakistan are one up in the three game series after batting out a draw in the second Test and in spinning conditions coach Mike Hesson is looking to utilise the 35-year-old, who is already in the United Arab Emirates, playing for New Zealand's 'A' team.

''From the first two Tests it's been pretty clear how important spin is in these conditions and we expect the pitch in Sharjah to be the slowest of all three wickets," he said.

''Dan obviously has an incredible amount of experience and has shown how effective he can be in these sorts of conditions.

''It doesn't mean that Dan will play in Tests for us in the future, but it's a great opportunity to use him in this one-off unique situation.''

New Zealand will be looking to build on the momentum they created in the second Test when the Black Caps ripped through the Pakistan top order before the ever-reliable Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq saw Pakistan to a draw.

Their coach Waqar Younis says his side will not dwell on the second Test when they were at one stage under pressure at 75 for four.

"Test cricket is like that," Waqar told a press conference. "You have to be cautious about any team, it doesn't matter if it's Australia or New Zealand; they are all fine sides. We need to be doing what best we can do and we drew the second Test but we are definitely capable of doing well and win the series.

"I think we are playing good cricket in the last five-six weeks and that's what we want to carry on and make sure to keep our basics right, what we are doing and hopefully this Test we keep doing that."

  New Zealand's Daniel Vettori could play against Pakistan
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori could play against Pakistan