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|Full name||Rana Naved-ul-Hasan|
|Born||28 February 1978|
Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 181)||28 October 2004 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||11 January 2007 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 146)||4 April 2003 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||31 January 2010 v Australia|
|T20I debut (cap 7)||28 August 2006 v England|
|Last T20I||7 September 2010 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2001||Allied Bank Limited|
|2001–2015||Water and Power Development Authority|
|2012||Marylebone Cricket Club|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 January 2019
A right-arm fast-medium bowler capable of generating good pace with late swing, he is a genuine strike bowler. Although he was prone to leaking runs in his earlier career, of late he has used vast county experience to be economical in death overs. He often bowls the reverse-swinging yorker in one day and T20 cricket and has good control over changes of pace, though he sometimes can be expensive. Rana is also a useful attacking lower-order batsman with 5 first-class centuries and many fifties, including a score of 95 in 57 balls in a T20 game which lifted his team Sialkot Stallions to the tournament final. He left playing cricket due to personal reasons during 1995–1999.
He also boasts an exceptional pedigree in domestic Twenty20 cricket played all around the world, having amassed 75 appearances with Sialkot Stallions, Sussex Sharks, Yorkshire Carnegie, Tasmania Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes.
County Championship winner with Sussex in 2006 and 2007, Naved is no stranger to the county game, having also represented Yorkshire in 2008 and 2009. Naved has been in KFC Twenty20 Big Bash action in Australia for Hobart Hurricanes, recently topping the tournament wicket-takers list with 15 dismissals in eight matches and gaining cult status with the nickname "The People's Mullet".
- 1 Bowling
- 2 Overseas franchises
- 3 Controversy
- 4 International career
- 5 International record
- 6 International awards
- 7 Cricket Academy
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Naved, renowned as a specialist ‘death’ bowler, has a century of Twenty20 dismissals to his name at an average of 18.93. He has also shown good capabilities with the bat with a highest Twenty20 score of 94 and five first-class centuries.
Now regarded as one of the best 'death' bowlers in the game, Rana Naved has the ability to vary his pace without a discernible change in action, and without losing control. Also has the ability to bowl orthodox and reverse swing in favourable conditions.
Bangladesh Premier League
Rana was selected in the Dhaka Gladiators team in the inaugural BPL tournament, where Pakistani stars were the biggest winners, sold for a massive $100,000, $50,000 above his base price, after performing very well in the Big Bash tournament with the ball.
Big Bash League
He was the leading wicket taker in Australia’s Big Bash League in the 2011–12 edition, where he claimed 15 scalps for Hobart.
Rana has been playing T20 Cricket for the Australian domestic Big Bash League teams the Tasmanian Tigers and the Hobart Hurricanes since the 2009 season. He has become a cult hero in the state and is known as "The People's Mullet" amongst the masses.
English 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 been 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.
Indian Cricket League(2007-09)
He joined the Indian Cricket League (ICL) for the 2008 season, where he made a huge impact as batsman and bowler.
Rana Naved-Ul-Hasan played in Indian Cricket League for Lahore Badshahs between 2007-09. He played an important role in team's success. He was the Player of the Series in the 2008-09 edition, taking 22 wickets  at an average of 12.77, and an economy of 6.66, and scoring 189 runs  at an average of 27, and a strike rate of 144.27.
He played a total of 26 matches for Lahore Badshahs in which he scored 367 runs at an average of 33.36, and a strike rate of 146.8, and took 40 wickets at an average of 17.68, and an economy of 7.12. Voted the ‘2008 Man of the Tournament’ for the guiding the Lahore Badshah’s to the ICL Championship, Rana Naved was arguably in a great form.
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 their bans lifted after two months. And Shoaib Malik was banned for one-year and had his ban lifted after serving three-months of it. And with that ban they were also fined.
Rana has only made the occasional Test appearance for Pakistan with little success, having to compete with Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Umar Gul and Mohammad Sami for a place in the side. As a result, he has become regular in ODI. Naved's career with Pakistan saw him take 110 wickets in 74 one-day internationals between 2003 and 2010 and a career best of 6–27 versus India in 2005. The 33-year-old Pakistani bowler has good of international experience, having represented his country on 87 occasions.
Naved-ul-Hasan made his international debut at the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup on 4 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.
His finest performances for Pakistan have come in ODIs against India and West Indies – 56 of his 95 wickets have come against them, but he has struggled for consistency.
Rana Naved, the 33-year-old right-arm medium pacer has not played for Pakistan since February 2010, and has the reputation of a specialist bowler in the T20 format, where he has claimed 102 Twenty20 wickets at an impressive average of 19.57.
ODI 5 Wicket hauls
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||India||Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur||9 April 2005||0 (1 ball); 8.4-1-27-6||Pakistan won by 29 runs.|
Rana Naveed-ul-hassan has also started a cricket academy few years back after his retirement with the help some of his friend Naveed Khan and Numan Inam. In one of the interview on a local TV channel Naveed Told His mission to Train New Generation and produce Better players.
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- "Cricket Records - Big Bash League, 2011/12 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo".
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- "Yorkshire sign Naved-ul-Hasan on two-year deal".
- "Cricket Records - ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/09 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo".
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- "PCB awards 'C' category contract to Rana Naveed".
- "2004-2005 India v Pakistan - 3rd Match - Jamshedpur".
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