Nagpur: Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is all set to take on New Zealand in their Group A match on Friday at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha.

Till now, both Australia and New Zealand have won their matches against Zimbabwe and Kenya respectively.

While Ponting's men would like to put up a better all-round show, the Daniel Vettori-led Black Caps will be eager to focus hard on the match despite the devastating earthquake in Christchurch that claimed several lives.

Meanwhile, New Zealand team are left without a physio and trainer as physiotherapist Dayle Shackel and trainer Bryan Stronach have left home to take care of their affected families.

New Zealand requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release NCA trainer Paul Close but the Indian board could not spare him. In fact, it was senior most all-rounder Scott Styris who spilled the beans on twitter.

"Does anyone know of a physio here in India? Unfortunately BCCI won't let us borrow their Kiwi born academy physio whilst ours heads Back to Christchurch to take care of their demolished house," Styris posted on his twitter account.

(Agencies)