A right-arm fast-mediumbowler 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 5 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
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... Read More