Zimbabwe win toss and bowl against New Zealand
Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor in action in 2011 © AFP
Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl against New Zealand on a green-tinged wicket in the first one-day international in Dunedin on Friday.
Zimbabwe, reeling from a humiliating innings and 301 run defeat in a one-off Test in Napier last week, will be looking to produce the form that saw them overhaul the Black Caps' 328 in their last ODI clash in Bulawayo in October.
"We'll try to make early inroads but there'll be movement there all day," Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor said.
"The guys have prepared well, we've put the Test match behind us.
"Obviously it was a big smack in the face and probably a big wake up call but this format's probably a bit more suitable for us. We're looking to try to turn things around and play with a bit of pride."
The New Zealand team includes two debutants, batsman Tom Latham and allrounder Andrew Ellis, with Brendon McCullum standing in as skipper after Ross Taylor injured his calf in the Test.
Allrounder Elton Chigumbura returns to the Zimbabwe side.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Rob Nichol, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Dean Brownlie, Nathan McCullum, Andrew Ellis, Doug Bracewell, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee Jacob Oram (12th man).
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor (capt), Tatenda Taibu, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Keegan Meth, Shingi Masakadza, Ray Price, Kyle Jarvis, Tino Mawoyo (12th man)
Umpires: Chris Gaffany (NZL) Enamul Hoque Moni (BAN)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)
Third umpire: Rod Tucker (AUS)
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