Cricket World Cup 2011

Windies bat against Pakistan

2011-03-23 10:18
Chris Gayle is back for the Windies. (AFP)

Dhaka - West Indies captain Darren Sammy has won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Wednesday.

The West Indies welcomed back opener Chris Gayle and fast bowler Kemar Roach, who both missed the last league match against India due to injury and illness respectively.

Also included was veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul, as the West Indies omitted left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, fast bowler Andre Russell and batsman Kirk Edwards.

Pakistan made one change from their winning combination against Australia, bringing in off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in place of left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt), Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz.

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul, Devendra Bishoo.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZL) and Steve Davis (AUS)

TV umpire: Daryl Harper (AUS)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

Pitch conditions: A slow, sluggish wicket that hinders strokeplay, but provides equal opportunities for both seamers and spinners.


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