Continuing the preview of the quarter-finals at the Cricket World Cup Down Under, which teams seem capable of lasting the pace? Let's consider the second two quarter-finals in a bit more detail.

Australia v Pakistan - March 20th in Adelaide

With home advantage it should be the Aussies who go through from this one, as they went so close to topping the group, after four wins and one washed out game against Bangladesh. They lost just once to the New Zealanders, with that game going right down to the final wicket in perhaps the best (albeit a low scoring) game of the World Cup so far, played on New Zealand soil.

Pakistan have won their last four games though and could still provide a shock, if Shahid Afridi can weave his "Boom Boom" magic down the order and also in the bowling department for his nation.

Expect the Aussie bowlers Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson, with 25 wickets between them already, to do some damage, especially as they probably would have had more wickets now but for the washed out game in the pool stages. Pakistan will look for Wahab Riaz (14 wickets) and Sohail Khan (11) to make inroads into the home side's batting line-up.

The Aussie batsmen look formidable, with David Warner and Glenn Maxwell hitting top, destructive form and captain Michael Clarke always a threat. Pakistan will look for their skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Sarfraz Ahmed to get some runs for them in reply.

New Zealand v West Indies - March 21st in Wellington

New Zealand edged out the Aussies to top the group and are still unbeaten in the World Cup. The West Indies are notoriously unpredictable, losing to Ireland on their way through to fourth place in Pool B.

The co-hosts of the competition should be too strong, with their bowlers in tremendous form and having home advantage.

Look out for Trent Boult and Tim Southee to knock them over for the Kiwis, with Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson to hit the runs.

West Indies will hope that the laconic Chris Gayle has one of his good days, with a repeat of his 215 against Zimbabwe suiting them nicely. Jason Holder and Marlon Samuels could also help them get a decent score if required. Jerome Taylor looks to be the Windies best bet with the ball in hand.