Eleven cricketers and eight support staff members returned to Auckland via Singapore.
It enables us to pursue something elusive and extraordinary with intent and belief.
New Zealand made as many as six changes for the ongoing second Test, some forced and some rotated ahead of the World Test Championship final against India in Southampton from June 18.
The match practice that New Zealand are going to have leading into the final could just tilt it in their way, McCullum said.
India are expected to leave for UK in the first week of June after completing a hard quarantine in Mumbai.
The silence on the part of ICC with regards to Australia’s decision to pull out of South Africa tour has also put question marks over the qualification path.