23 Mar 2011

Three players back for Windies

6:29 am on 23 March 2011

The West Indies are set to recall key trio Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Kemar Roach for their cricket World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan in Dhaka tonight.

Gayle and Roach missed the defeat by India on Sunday due to injury and illness respectively, while Chanderpaul was dropped for their last two matches.

Pakistan, who ended Australia's 34-game unbeaten run in World Cups on Saturday, are likely to name an unchanged side.

Captain Shahid Afridi believes the 1992 champions have gained momentum from that result, but also knows it will have increased expectations, with many predicting Pakistan could go all the way.

The winners of Pakistan-West Indies match will take on the winners of India against Australia in the semi-finals in Mohali nexy Wednesday.