While England were securing a first Test draw with the Kiwis at Lord's, Bess was busy bowling out Sussexat Headingley, collecting figures of 4 for 51.
Omitted from the original group for the series, he will likely operate as support for first-choice spinner Jack Leach, his former Somersetteammate, who looks set to be reinstated after England opted for four-seamers at the home of cricket.
At least one change from the first Test is guaranteed after debutant Ollie Robinson was suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into a series of racist and sexist Twitter posts sent in 2012 and 2013.
"The reason we've added Dom to the squad is anyone we need has to be here with us," said head coach Chris Silverwood.
"If Jack was to feature we'd need a backup for him. If we are looking at a spinner and Jack gets injured leading into it then we'll need someone else there as well.
"We'll when he get there (if we need a spinner) I'm just making sure I've got every option available to me."
Please ensure all fields are completed before submitting your comment!
STAY UP TO DATESign up to our newsletter...SIGN UP
Welcome to www.thecricketer.com - the online home of the world’s oldest cricket magazine. Breaking news, interviews, opinion and cricket goodness from every corner of our beautiful sport, from village green to national arena.