The first ball of the One Day International between the Blackcaps and Sri Lanka will be bowled at 2pm today.
The Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui will host the first of two 50-over One Day Internationals, with the second being played on Saturday.
Veteran opener Martin Guptill says they're looking forward to transferring their test performances into the one-day format.
“The test team, they've played some extremely exciting cricket in the last little while and the results have shown that – four series in a row they've won and hats off to them, they've played extremely well,” he told SunLive ahead of today’s game.
“They've found a way to score runs and perform under pressure so it's been exciting watching.
“And we change to the one day format and it's equally as exciting. We've got some hard-hitting batsmen with some experience to round off the top order, and then Jimmy Neesham comes back into the side and he's been in good form as well, so it's looking pretty exciting for these next few one-dayers.”
Check out what else is happening in and around Tauranga below:
Thursday 3 January
Bay City Rockers
Social RocknRoll Dancing, with Neon Moon, RocknRoll Waltz. At Senior Citizens Hall, Norris St. 7-9:30pm. $3 entry includes supper. Ph Gavin 027 643 6222
Citizens Advice Bureau Papamoa
Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask us! Ph or visit us at Community Centre 15 Gravatt Road Papamoa Tues-Thurs 10am-1pm 07 574 9862 or 0800 367 222
Citizens Advice Bureau Tauranga
Free confidential impartial information & advice. Don’t know? Ask us! Ph or visit us at 38 Hamilton St Tauranga Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 07 578 1592 or 0800 367 222
Keynotes 4-part harmony Women’s chorus meet 7pm at Wesley Church 13th Ave, singing for fun & health. Ph Bernice 576 4848 Facebook Keynotes Inc.
Mens’ meeting (Closed), every Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm, at Papamoa Library, 15 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa. If using drugs is causing you problems, maybe we can help. Ph 0800 NA TODAY
Tauranga Model Railway Club
Club Night every Thurs 7:30 in club rooms, cnr Mirrelees & Cross Rds, Sulphur Point. Ph Mike Oldfield 926 9198
Te Puke Toy Library
Tues-Thurs 9-1pm, Fri/Sat 10-12pm Borrow Toys, have a play, Playgroup on Friday as well as Brick Kids during term 3:30pm. 7 Stock Rd. Ph 027 263 9309