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Pakistan will take on great Britain today in the quarterfinals of the World Hockey league at Antwerp, Belgium.

Earlier, bobby Crutchley's side finished second in pool b to complete the last eight lineup of the tournament in Antwerp, Belgium. Pakistan had finished in the third spot in pool a after being held to a 2-2 draw by France, putting them against the second-placed team in the other group. The quarter-finals lineup, all of which take place on July 1, Australia will take on Ireland, India will face Malaysia, Pakistan lock hors against great Britain and France will face Belgium.


Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah played just nine test matches and a rich haul against Sri Lanka to grab the no. 9 spot in the international cricket council ranking of test bowlers.

The 29-year-old leggie, who hails from Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has 54 wickets in his bucket at an impressive average of 25.11, which also includes three five-wicket and three four-wicket hauls. In the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, shah's seven-wicket haul in Sri Lanka's second innings fashioned Pakistan a 10-wicket victory in the first test in Galle. Shah's dismissal of Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews gave him his 50th wicket, making him the fastest among Pakistani bowlers to reach the mark. In the ICC player rankings for test batsmen, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakarra has dropped one place to fourth, but the biggest mover inside the top 10 is Angelo Mathews who has climbed three places to fifth. Other major movers from the Colombo test match are Pakistan’s Azhar Ali who has climbed seven places to 12th, Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan continues to lead the all-rounder rankings on 381 points and he holds a 40 point advantage over South Africa’s Vernon philander.


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