Pakistan has chosen to bat first in their first match of the ICC World Cup 2011 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. Shahid Afridi said at the toss that he would look to compile a good total as the surface looks dry and favorable to batting. Pakistan is playing with two fast bowlers, Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul. Pakistan and Kenya have faced each other five times with Pakistan winning all the encounters. Kenya have gone past 150 only once against Pakistan.