BLACKCAPS batsmen Jamie How and Peter Fulton will make their Test match debuts against the West Indies at Eden Park.
The first match of The National Bank Series comes exactly 50 years after the team claimed their first Test match victory, over the same opposition in Auckland.
Spinner Jeetan Patel and seamer Kyle Mills have returned to their respective provinces ahead of Round Six of the State Championship.
The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.
BLACKCAPS: Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Stephen Fleming (captain), Peter Fulton, James Franklin, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, Hamish Marshall, Chris Martin, Scott Styris, Daniel Vettori.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul (captain), Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Ian Bradshaw, Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor.