The home side will be looking to draw first blood in the three-match series and the return of Ross Taylor would boost their chances of doing so. As for England, they will look to carry on their good form from the recently concluded two-match T20 series against India.
The kiwis have handed Hamish Rutherford a debut while Stuart Broad returns to lead the side.
England:Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Samit Patel, Stuart Broad (c), James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach
New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (c & wk), Ross Taylor,Colin Munro,James Franklin, Andrew Ellis, Nathan McCullum,Ronnie Hira, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan