Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale intends to restore Joe Root to the head of the innings this summer after claiming England denied him a "fair run" as an opener.
Root has batted at every position in the top seven during his 15 games as a Test player, but has spent the majority of his county career as an opener.
He took that role during last summer's home Ashes but was moved to six and then three in the return series this winter, before being surprisingly dropped for the final match of the 5-0 whitewash.
Root will join the majority of his England colleagues in returning to county cricket early next season and Gale has promised to let him make his case against the new ball.
Yorkshire will be better served than most by the likely availability of England players at the start of the 2014 campaign, with Root, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan all looking to put their winter experiences behind them.
Meanwhile, Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon does not appear to be in the race to replace Andy Flower as boss of the national side.
Moxon is one of the best respected coaches on the domestic circuit and had been touted as a possible candidate as England's new team director, but is content with the White Rose.
Yorkshire's Joe Root is expected to be named in England's starting 11 for their second test against New Zealand.
The 22 year old from Sheffield joined his England teammates at Headingley today for a practise session and paid tribute to his parents Matt and Helen, who'll be there at the game which starts on Friday.
And we'll more from Joe and his mum and dad on Calendar and this website tomorrow.
It has been quite a couple of weeks for Yorkshire's 21-year-old batsman Joe Root.
Not only did he help his county to promotion back to the first division of the county championship, but he was also named Young Cricketer of the Year by both the cricket writers and the Professional Cricketers Association.
Then, last Tuesday came the call that he had been selected to represent England on their winter tour of India. Chris Dawkes has been speaking to Yorkshire's new cricketing sensation.
Yorkshire cricket's Joe Root has been called up to the England test squad for the first time - where he could fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss. The 21-year-old. from Sheffield, began playing for Yorkshire Schools' sides in 2001.
Two years later he became the youngest player to be awarded a scholarship to the Yorkshire Cricket Academy at the age of 13. Root made his Yorkshire debut in 2009 in the Pro 40 clash against Essex at Headingley, scoring 63 from 95 deliveries to be his side's top scorer.
Later that year he signed a three year professional contract with Yorkshire, making his first class debut for Yorkshire against Loughborough MCCU in May 2010 as an opening batsman. Last month Root played for the Engand Lions against Australia A, making a total of 100 runs from three innings.
Yorkshire cricket's Joe Root has been called up to the England test squad for the first time. He is one of two uncapped batsmen - Somerset's Nick Compton is the other - to have won places. Root, who is 21, could fill the gap left by the retirement of Andrew Strauss.
Kevin Pietersen has been left out of the squad's tour of India - his omission opens the way for Compton, the 29-year-old grandson of Denis, who was the top English batsman in the county championship last season with an average of 99.