New Zealand vs England 1st Test Live Score, NZ vs Eng 2013 Live
Left-arm spinner Bruce Martin will make a long-awaited test debut as New Zealand chose to bowl first in the first cricket test against England in Dunedin.
Under heavily overcast skies, home captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and included Martin at the expense of Ian Butler who was named 12th man.
Martin, 32, has waited more than a decade for an elusive first test appearance after he was summoned to the New Zealand squad to face Australia in 2000, but didn't make the final 11.
He toured South Africa in January but Jeetan Patel was the preferred spinner.
McCullum explained with the dry Dunedin pitch, which is expected to be slow and low, Martin could be a factor later in the match.
Left-arm quick Neil Wagner was chosen in place of Doug Bracewell who was ruled out with a cut to his right foot.
Hamish Rutherford will be New Zealand's other test debutant as he opens the innings with Peter Fulton, playing his first test since December 2009.
England made a late change to their side, with No 1 spinner Graeme Swann ruled out due to his ongoing elbow injury which flared up in the warmup match in Queenstown.
He was sent for scans as left-armer Monty Panesar was summoned to the playing 11.
The prospects of a full day's play at University Oval didn't look great, with southerly winds and rain forecast.
England arrive with a world ranking of two, after a 2-1 series win in India before Christmas, while New Zealand are ranked eighth after losing seven of their past eight tests.
It's the first test between the sides since England won both home and away series in 2008.
In the past decade the teams have played nine tests, with England winning seven, New Zealand one (in Hamilton in 2008), and the other drawn.
New Zealand are unbeaten in four tests at University Oval, the most recent a year ago when they drew with South Africa.
New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum*, BJ Watling†, Bruce Martin, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
England: Alistair Cook*, Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Matt Prior†, Stuart Broad, Steve Finn, James Anderson, Monty Panesar.