1st Quarterfinal: Pakistan vs West Indies (Mar 23, 2pm)
The team that was touted as the most unpredictable team in the World Cup has so far done well in the tournament. They won 5 out of their 6 matches and lost only to New Zealand in their league stage.
Since then, they have improved as a team stalling the wheels of Australia's juggernaut by handing them their first defeat after 34 matches in the World Cup to complement a morale-boosting win over Sri Lanka.
Topping the table in Group A, they now pose a real threat to their opponents.Key players:Misbah-ul-Haq:
He is the most trusted batsman for the team and has been the highest scorer in the World Cup so far for Pakistan. Can lend the side the much-needed boost lower down the order. Abdul Razzaq:
A reliable hand lower down the order for the team, he can win matches single-handedly on his day. Strengths:
* Lower middle order has highest average runs per batsman (31.2) at healthy strike rate (90.3)
* Best bowling economy rate during powerplays (4.2, with an 3.7 during powerplay one); good average (22.8)Weaknesses:
* Lowest opening batting average (14.8), lowest strike rate (68.5)
* Lowest average during powerplays (28.7) and run rate (5.0)
* Most number of extras conceded (9.3%) relative to total score
* Lowest number of catches taken (19) alongside England.Full Coverage: World Cup 2011Text: Sify Sports Desk
(with inputs from agencies