With nine games to play before next month's Cricket World Cup, Black Caps coaching staff intend to carefully rotate play throughout the one-day series against Sri Lanka - starting today in Christchurch.
The Black Caps play seven one-dayers against Sri Lanka and two against Pakistan before their world cup opener at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 14 February.
Black Caps assistant coach Shane Bond said they would carefully manage players over the next few weeks.
"The biggest thing from probably every team's point of view is getting everyone to February fit," he said.
"We've still got a lot of games left, so you're going to see guys coming in and out, particularly in the pace bowling ranks, to keep everybody fresh and everybody fit."
"We're sort of lucky that we've got that depth in the squad that if we lost someone to injury, we've got that covered."
Today's game at Hagley Oval started at 11am, with Sri Lanka winning the toss and deciding to bat.