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    Beware of Rana!!!

    England must watch out for Naved

    He is a thinking bowler

    Peter Moores on Naved
    Academy director Peter Moores has warned England to be wary of the threat posed by Rana Naved-ul-Hasan during the fortchoming tour of Pakistan.
    Seam bowler Naved played under Moores at Sussex this summer and took 54 wickets in nine Championship games.

    "He is very skilful. But as well as that, he has the same passion and enthusiasm to play as an 18-year-old.

    "He has no fear of failure or inhibitions," said Moores, who recently left Hove to take up the Academy post.

    Naved has taken 55 wickets in 31 one-day appearances for Pakistan, but has only made five Test appearances so far.

    The 27-year-old lacks the pace of former greats Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, but Moores believes he is quick enough and can also produce a variety of different deliveries.

    "He bowls at 85mph or above; he swings it away with the new ball and reverses it with the older ball; then he has at least three different slower balls.

    "He also has very good disguise of reverse swing, manoeuvring the ball in his fingers - very clever," said Moores.

    "He has come late to international cricket, but I cannot believe he will not continue to progress.

    "There is no guarantee he is going to get in the Pakistan side yet, but I would be amazed if they didn't pick him.

    "I think he will do well in Test match cricket. He asks a lot of questions of batsmen and he is not scared of hard work either."

    Moores believes Naved was a "phenomenal" signing for Sussex, who are hoping he will agree to return to them next summer.

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    Why has it taken him to the age of 27?
    You know it makes sense.

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    its just a pity that he isnt more accurate, he sends far too many balls down the leg side.
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    When I first say this thread I thought it was a flame-bait thread, but now I have some reservations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Why has it taken him to the age of 27?
    SOme people are late bloomers I guess and it has taken him this long to find his potential.

    Just like you could say with Rick McCosker who took him to 26 to finally get a gig with NSW and two years later for Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    SOme people are late bloomers I guess and it has taken him this long to find his potential.

    Just like you could say with Rick McCosker who took him to 26 to finally get a gig with NSW and two years later for Australia.
    Okay, I thought maybe injuries

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    i saw him on the TV playing for sussex and he looked excellent.

    i'm not sure whether he could cut it at test level though,he defintely deserves a long run in the side but i just hope he doesn't become another Martin Bicknell.

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    IF he comes good, Pakistan will become a BIG force in both forms, not just in ODIs as they are currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Why has it taken him to the age of 27?
    Why has what taken him until 27?
    As far as I'm aware he's not doing anything differently to what he was 6 years ago, say, just getting lots of wickets with rubbish deliveries in ODIs, being smashed all over the place most games and getting away with it because he's actually not too bad at the death and usually gets a wicket or two with decent Yorkers.
    His First-Class record is pretty good and always has been, his Test record is abysmal and has been since he made his debut a year ago.
    I really can't see him being picked and if he gets into the Tests ahead of Shoaib, Shabbir and Umar Gul (if fit) it'll be a travesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wahindiawah
    Moores believes Naved was a "phenomenal" signing for Sussex, who are hoping he will agree to return to them next summer.
    And this is a man who's seen Michael Bevan and Murray Goodwin's time at the county...
    Granted, Rana Naved-Ul-Hasan had a darn good First-Class season and his one-day season improved as it wore on but to call him a "phenominal" signing is utterly stupid on Moores' part.

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    Granted, Rana Naved-Ul-Hasan had a darn good First-Class season and his one-day season improved as it wore on but to call him a "phenominal" signing is utterly stupid on Moores' part.
    54 wickets in 9 games (i.e. 6 per game) is pretty phenomenal for a guy not in his national team.

    For the record, when I first saw him in Australia last summer, I thought he was okay. But he bowled better and quicker as the series went on and looked quite destructive in the matches leading the finals.
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    But to call him a "phenominal" signing because of a good spell of a whole 9 games (and some one-dayers) is stupid.
    He's never impressed me much in ODIs and obviously he can't possibly have impressed many people in Tests.
    Obviously Australia liked to talk him up last summer, but they usually do that with 1 or 2 players from their opposition.
    Maybe it's an antidote to the boredom of constant thrashings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool
    its just a pity that he isnt more accurate, he sends far too many balls down the leg side.
    KP will gobble him up if that is the case. Hmmmmm, Rana pie.....
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    KP and the rest, probably.
    In the Tests at least.
    Of course, he might cause problems to Strauss, Vaughan, Solanki, Collingwood and Jones in the ODIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Obviously Australia liked to talk him up last summer, but they usually do that with 1 or 2 players from their opposition.
    Maybe it's an antidote to the boredom of constant thrashings?
    Or an excuse for occasional losses

    Or an excuse for their comparatively poor playing of spin-bowling

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