The plan is pretty simple.
The Otago under-21 team is hoping to build on an improved showing and maybe create a little history.
New Zealand bowler Tim Southee is looking forward to a green Basin Reserve wicket after his recent exertions on dry, low and slow pitches in the United Arab Emirates.
Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson are among the top-tier talent available at this year's Indian Premier League auction.
India have beaten Australia by 31 runs in the first test at Adelaide Oval to lead 1-0 in the four-match series.
Ajaz Patel has been given the spin-bowling nod over Will Somerville in the Black Caps squad to take on Sri Lanka in the first of two tests starting at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
Albion put up a competitive total at Bishopscourt but could not get the better of North East Valley on a wet day.
The Otago Sparks finished a distant second in both games played at the University of Otago Oval over the weekend.
Brayden Thomas provided another glimpse of his talent on Saturday in Southland ILT Premier League club cricket action.
Valley and Oamaru recorded a rare tie in the 20-over competition, while in the other game Albion defeated Union by 21 runs.
The Clutha Comets defied logic and defended the Challenge Cup against the Valley Stingers at the Cosmic Bullring in Balclutha.
For years, the Black Caps' test cricket road trips usually ended poorly, but this time, they were on the road to riches.
Katey Martin will overhaul an obscure record when she takes the field for the Otago Sparks at the University of Otago Oval this morning.
Ryan Duffy has dusted off his cricket gear and made a timely return to the Southland Hawke Cup set-up.