Rana Naved-ul-Hasan

Name Rana Naved-ul-Hasan
Nationality Pakistani
Date of Birth 28 February, 1978
Place of Birth Sheikhupura, Punjab
Famous For Cricket

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Cricketers is famous for Cricket, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 28 February, 1978

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan is a cricketer who plays for the Pakistani Test and One Day International teams. He also plays for sussex County Cricket Club in England and the Tasmania Tigers in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.

A right-arm fast-medium bowler capable of generating good pace with late swing, he is a genuine strike bowler although prone to leaking runs. He often bowls the reverse-swinging yorker in one day cricket and has good control over changes of pace, although he is notoriously expensive. Rana is also a useful attacking lower-order batsman with 3 first class hundreds. He left playing cricket due to personal reasons during 1995-1999.

Rana has only made the occasional Test appearance for Pakistan with little success, having to compete with the likes of Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul and Mohammad Sami for a place in the side. As a result he has become something of an ODI specialist

Career highlights
Naved-ul-Hasan made his international debut at the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup on the 4th of April immediately after the poor 2003 Cricket World Cup campaign in which Pakistan were eliminated in the first round and a number of players were dropped. Playing against Sri Lanka, Rana took the wickets of Hashan Tillakaratne and Prasanna Jayawardene in consecutive balls but failed to take a hat-trick. Despite several good performances he was soon dropped from the side for alleged disciplinary problems.

With injuries to key members of the Pakistani pace attack he worked his way back into the side before once again falling out of favour with the national selectors and unable to stake a claim ahead of emerging young fast bowlers such as Umar Gul and Iftikhar Anjum. His career best figures are 6 for 27, made in a victory over India in Jamshedpur.

On 22 July 2009, Rana recalled in Pakistan ODI squad for Sri Lanka as well as for the provisional 30-man squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2009 and a day later Pakistan Cricket Board awarded him a 'C' category contact.

One-year PCB ban (2010)
After a disastrous tour of Australia in January, Naved-ul-Hasan was banned for 1 year along with several other players receiving different types of consequences. However the PCB lifted his ban but he had already served six-months of his sentence. Other players implicated included Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan both were banned for life but had there bans lifted after two months. And Shoaib Malik was banned for one-year and had his ban lifted after serving three-months of it.

County Cricket
Since June 2005 Rana played English county cricket for Sussex, where he formed an effective partnership with fellow Pakistani bowler Mushtaq Ahmed. He has also had success with the bat, scoring a career best 139 against Middlesex.

On 12 September 2007 Rana dislocated his shoulder in a match against Durham and had to be carried off the field. This was thought to have be his last game for Sussex as the ECB brought in a rule which restricts each county to one overseas player and Sussex opted for Mushtaq Ahmed.

Rana received offers from Leicestershire and Yorkshire to remain in English County Cricket, and on 26 September 2007 signed a two year deal with Yorkshire.

For the 2010 season he was signed by Sussex as early-season cover for compatriot Yasir Arafat. Sussex have turned to the now 32-year-old as Arafat will be with his country's squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies until 21 May. Rana is known within Sussex for the distinctive grunt he makes when bowling, especially when bowling fast. The "eughh" noise is embraced by fans, who appreciate his efforts.

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