South Africa-born Nick Compton played 16 Tests for England, scoring two hundreds.
Joe Root has been promoted one place up the order following former number three Nick Compton's decision
Jonny Bairstow won the Man of the Match for his 140 in the Leeds Test against Sri Lanka. However, he also snapped up nine catches and his improved keeping has been credited to a goalkeeping session for Newcastle United.
Nick Compton, grandson of England great Denis, opened in nine consecutive Tests and struck back-to-back hundreds on England's tour of New Zealand earlier this year.
Clarke, who had been suffering from a recurrence of his longstanding back injury during the early stages of the tour, got in touch for next week's first Test against England at Trent Bridge by making 124 off just 98 balls.
The 33-year-old Pietersen was included on Sunday in the England side playing Essex in a four-day Ashes warm-up match at Chelmsford.
Strauss, who masterminded back to back Ashes triumphs in 2009 and 2011 before retiring last year, has been stunned by the turmoil gripping the Australia squad ahead of the forthcoming series between the old rivals in England.
With the bowlers doing their job, all focus now shifts back to the batsmen, especially Watson. He has not opened a Test match innings for Australia since the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, 2011. Watson's Test average between 2009-11 was nearly 50 while between 2011-13 it has gone down to around 25.
Compton, who has opened for England alongside captain Alastair Cook in their last nine Tests, could manage just 39 runs in four innings in a 2-0 home series win over New Zealand last month.
Root, who opens for Yorkshire, was named as England's man-of-the-series by New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday after his 104 followed a composed 71 in the hosts' 170-run first Test win at Lord's that set up this 2-0 series victory.
It was another composed display by Root following his 71 in England's 170-run first win in the first of this two-Test series at Lord's last week and means he has now scored 861 first-class runs in seven innings this season.
Jonathan Trott (56) and Joe Root (71) shared a third-wicket stand of 123 before the latter's exit sparked England's slump. Southee had close figures of three for 34 in 14 overs.
When rain forced an early close, the inexperienced Yorkshire duo of Joe Root (25 not out) and Jonathan Bairstow (three not out) were at the crease.
Kallis says he is still hungry for runs and believes he still has a lot to achieve in the game.
England went to stumps on Monday at 90-4 with Ian Bell 8 not out after New Zealand declared their second innings at 241-6 and gave England the almost impossible task of scoring a world record 481 to win the match.
Centurions of the Wellington and Mohali Tests have made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen released on Tuesday, a media release stated.
Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott scored hundreds on Day 1 of the Wellington Test to take England to a commanding position against New Zealand. Here are the statistical highlights from the day's play.
In partnership, Compton and Trott first resisted the threat of the new ball, then nullified any advantage New Zealand might have gained on winning the toss.