West Indies take on Pakistan from 08:30 GMT in the first quarter-final game at the 2011 World Cup
West Indies go into today's game as underdogs thanks to a batting line-up that is a cause for concern.
And despite seeing his side throw away wickets in games against England and India, captain Darren Sammy believes his side can advance to the semi-finals and has backed Chris Gayle as the man who can help them see off Pakistan.
"We did lose our way (in the last two games) and we can’t keep collapsing like that all the time," said Sammy.
"We certainly can’t do that in a quarter-final but I am confident we can put the past behind us and hopefully the West Indies will win. It will be an exciting game."
Gayle missed the India game through injury but is set to play and Sammy added: "He is very committed to the West Indies cause. He will do whatever it takes to put the team in a position to win.
"I have no doubts he will do the best thing that’s required for the team."
Bookmakers make Pakistan odds-on favourites to advance to the semi-finals and Sammy has acknowledged that they pose a threat.
Ahead of the game, Shahid Afridi has been quick to play down the possibility of a semi-final clash with rivals India and said: "Our entire focus is on winning the quarter-final, I am not even thinking of the next match, whether it is India or Australia.
"We will not take the West Indies lightly. Any team is capable of winning on their day, there are no second chances in a knockout match. I think they are a very good side."