Napier: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and put England into bat in the fourth one-day cricket international here Wednesday.
Although the McLean Park pitch traditionally suits the team that bats first, Vettori said New Zealand prefer to chase runs.
New Zealand lead the series 2-1. Following two victories, they lost the third game in Auckland last Friday when they lost the toss and were sent into bat.
A win to New Zealand here would give them the series while England need a victory to stay alive going into the fifth and final match in Christchurch on Saturday.
England have kept the same 11 who won the third match, while the one change in the New Zealand team sees bowler Iain O'Brien in for all-rounder Paul Hitchcock.
The match starts at 11:00 pm (2200 GMT Tuesday) with fine weather forecast throughout the day.
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Peter Fulton, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Chris Martin, Iain O'Brien.
England: Paul Collingwood (captain), Phil Mustard, Alastair Cook, Luke Wright, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson.
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK), Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match referee: Alan Hurst (AUS)