New Zealand vs England 2013 1st T20 Cricket Match Live Streaming
Of the six T20s England and New Zealand have contested, the most recent of which was at the World Twenty20 last year, the Three Lions have won the past five, so the three matches coming up could narrow the gap considerably.
If we're honest, England are the likely victors of the series, though they may not get a whitewash. The Black Caps, while young and inexperienced, are capable of miracles in the shorter formats, as they demonstrated in South Africa.
The Proteas were tipped to drub the Kiwis in the ODI series but ended up losing, while the T20 series saw South Africa win 2-1. Brendon McCullum's side is, and always has been, a dark horse, and England will need to stay on their toes.
As it is, they're coming into the series on the back of a defeat to a New Zealand XI that featured a lot of the players in the proper team. Added to this, the Kiwis will be boosted by the return of former skipper Ross Taylor, who will be eager to prove a point.
After being sacked as captain, Taylor missed the tour to South Africa as he wanted a break from the drama, but the team will be hoping his head is back in the game and can get some big runs, because aside from Kane Williamson, the top order has not really been firing.
For England, skipper Stuart Broad will be hoping his side can improve on the 1-1 series draw against India, as well as the 1-1 draw against the New Zealand XI earlier this month. This, too, is a good opportunity for Broad to test his injured heel, which can't be healed but only maintained - or so he says.
Inconsistency was the name of the game for them, as was expensive bowling, courtesy of Jade Dernbach. Tim Bresnan is out with an elbow injury, so Stuart Meaker is in the side, while the spin duties will fall to the impressive James Tredwell and Joe Root.