Pakistan have played 45 Twenty20 internationals but they have never played an international T20 encounter against the West Indies.
Out of the 45 T20 internationals Pakistan have played they have won 27, however they have only won 1 in the last 7 they have played.
Pakistan have lost the last 3 Twenty20 series they have played against England (2-0), South Africa (2-0) and New Zealand (2-1).
West Indies on the other hand have played 28 T20 internationals and won 11.
Last time Pakistan played in St Lucia the breath taking final over heroics from Mike Hussey shattered their dreams of reaching a 3rd consecutive Twenty20 World Cup final on Friday 14th May 2010 as the baggy greens successfully chased down 192 with 3 wickets and 1 ball to spare.
During the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Cup as a whole Pakistan played at the venue 4 times and won twice and lost twice.
Saeed Ajmal is the leading wicket taker in international T20 matches at the venue with 9 of his scalps captured at this very venue.
Pakistan have reached the T20 WC semi finals 3/3 times whereas the West Indies have only reached the semis one of the 3 times in 2009 where they were defeated by Sri Lanka who eventually went on to convincingly lose the final against Younis Khan's victorious Pakistan side.
Pakistan have won 8/18 Twenty20 internationals in which Shahid Khan Afridi has led the side.
Prediction: Pakistan will win convincingly and start their preparation for winning the 2012 ICC WT20 which is to be held in Sri Lanka with a bang. For this match I expect to see 3 debutants including Hammad Azam, Mohammad Salman and Junaid Khan. The team as a whole will also go on to win all 3 formats on this tour which includes their first ever Test series win in the Caribbean under the leadership of Misbah Ul Haq. Winning the Test series and creating some history ultimately will be the main objective of the 8 match tour which all gets under way with this T20 encounter.
Unearthing some young guns and discovering some top notch finds will be an area Waqar Younis will be focussing on too. I am tipping Hammad Azam and Junaid Khan specifically to do brilliantly and become the "next big name" in the eventful world of Pakistan Cricket.
ODIs-4/1 Pakistan win
Tests-1/0 Pakistan win
All in all its exiting times. Fans can expect good performances, but must be patient with the newcomers rather than being rushed into making any exaggerated judgement and calling for the recalls of past players if they happen to fail. A transition process can take time to develop and has the potential to pay off richly over time. All newcomers have admirable potential to do wonders for Pakistan cricket and go on to achieve plenty and replace some high achieving names, but expecting miracles from them straight away is unreasonable. Futuristic planning and sticking by the new faces is the best way forward. Lets bear in mind they have all reached where they are for a reason and obviously therefore possess some undiscovered credentials.