West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Wednesday won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the first quarterfinal clash of World Cup 2011 in Shere Bangla National Stadium at Mirpur.
Pakistan has made one change in their team that won against Australia. Saeed Ajmal comes in place for Abdul Rehman whereas West Indies have made three changes in their playing eleven. Chris Gayle, S Chanderpaul and Kemar Roach are back in the team in place of Edwards, Benn and Andre Russell.
Pakistan have been the revelation of the tournament by topping Group A with five wins in six matches. Shahid Afridi's Pakistan broke three-time defending champions Australia's unbeaten streak of 34 World Cup matches with a four-wicket win in Colombo on Saturday.
On the other hand West Indies side has been inconsistent throughout the tournament by falling apart to two inexplicabe defeats against England and India from dominant positions.
The winner of this match will face either Australia or favourites India in the semifinal clash which is scheduled to take place on March 30 at Mohali.
Pakistan Squad: Shahid Afridi(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal
West Indies Squad: Darren Sammy(c), D Smith, Chris Gayle, RR Sarwan, DM Bravo, KA Pollard, DC Thomas, D Bishoo, R Rampaul, S Chanderpaul, KAJ Roach