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Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (Punjabi, Urdu: رانا نوِیدُالحسَن‎), (born 28 February 1978) is a Pakistani former cricketer who played all formats of the game.

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Personal information
Full nameRana Naved-ul-Hasan
Born (1978-02-28) 28 February 1978 (age 43)
Sheikhupura, Punjab, Pakistan
Height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[1]
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 181)28 October 2004 v Sri Lanka
Last Test11 January 2007 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 146)4 April 2003 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI31 January 2010 v Australia
ODI shirt no.24
T20I debut (cap 7)28 August 2006 v England
Last T20I7 September 2010 v England
Domestic team information
1999–2000Lahore Division
2001Pakistan Customs
2001Allied Bank Limited
2001–2015Water and Power Development Authority
2005–2014Sialkot Stallions
2011–2012Hobart Hurricanes
2012Dhaka Gladiators
2012Uthura Rudras
2012Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 9 74 4 156
Runs scored 239 524 18 4,431
Batting average 19.91 15.87 18.00 21.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 5/12
Top score 42* 33 18 139
Balls bowled 1565 3,466 85 28,391
Wickets 18 110 5 655
Bowling average 58.00 29.28 20.20 24.24
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 34
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 7
Best bowling 3/30 6/27 3/19 7/49
Catches/stumpings 3/– 16/– 2/– 73/–
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. Ul-hasan 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.[2] 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".


Naved, renowned as a specialist ‘death’ bowler, has a century of ODI dismissals to his name at an average of 29.28.

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.[3]

Overseas franchisesEdit

Bangladesh Premier LeagueEdit

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 LeagueEdit

He was the leading wicket taker in Australia’s Big Bash League in the 2011–12 edition, where he claimed 15 scalps for Hobart.[4]

Ul-hasan 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 cricketEdit

Since June 2005 Ul-hasan 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 Ul-hasan dislocated his shoulder in a match against Durham and had to be carried off the field.[5] 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.

Ul-hasan received offers from Leicestershire and Yorkshire to remain in English County Cricket, and on 26 September 2007 signed a two-year deal with Yorkshire.[6]

Indian Cricket League(2007-09)Edit

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[7] at an average of 12.77, and an economy of 6.66, and scoring 189 runs[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]


One-year PCB ban (2010)Edit

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.[11]

International careerEdit

Ul-hasan 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.[12]

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.

For his performances in 2005, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC.[13]

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.[14]

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.

Naved-ul-hasan, 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.

International recordEdit

ODI 5 Wicket haulsEdit

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 6/27 25   India Keenan Stadium Jamshedpur Pakistan 2005

International awardsEdit

One-Day International CricketEdit

Man of the Match awardsEdit

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.[15]

Cricket AcademyEdit

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.


  1. ^ "Profile". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Naved-ul-Hasan Profile - ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats".
  4. ^ "Cricket Records - Big Bash League, 2011/12 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo".
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT - Cricket - Counties - Naved suffers dislocated shoulder". 12 September 2007.
  6. ^ "Yorkshire sign Naved-ul-Hasan on two-year deal".
  7. ^ "Cricket Records - ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/09 - Records - Most wickets - ESPN Cricinfo".
  8. ^ "Cricket Records - ICL 20-20 Indian Championship, 2008/09 - Records - Most runs - ESPN Cricinfo".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Profile of Rana Naved ul Hasan – – The Home of Pakistan Cricket". Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  11. ^ "PCB lifts ban on Naved-ul-Hasan".
  12. ^ "Naved-ul-Hasan". Cricinfo.
  13. ^ ICC ODI Team of the Year
  14. ^ "PCB awards 'C' category contract to Rana Naveed".
  15. ^ "2004-2005 India v Pakistan - 3rd Match - Jamshedpur".

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