Naved-ul-Hasan is a medium fast bowler from Pakistan who can swing the ball in all conditions.
He took 54 wickets in nine championship matches for Sussex in 2005 and hit his highest first-class score of 139.
He was also instrumental in Sussex's triumphant totesport league campaign, taking 18 wickets at an average of 19.38.
He played a crucial role in Sussex's retention of the county championship in 2006, despite missing part of the season on international duty.
He was again instrumental in helping Sussex retain the championship title in 2007, taking 50 wickets at an average of 29.08, despite suffering a serious shoulder injury in September which curtailed his season.
With Sussex opting to retain Mushtaq Ahmed as their overseas player for 2008, Rana signed a two-year deal with Yorkshire.
Unfortunately, he failed to make as much of an impression at Headingley, playing seven championship matches and picking up just 16 wickets.
He missed the entire Friends Provident Trophy and Twenty20 campaigns with a knee injury, but played all eight of the NatWest Pro40 matches, scoring 199 runs and taking 12 wickets.
Having been banned from playing for Pakistan for a year following his country's winless 2009/10 tour of Australia, Rana made a brief return to Sussex early that summer as a temporary replacement for Yasir Arafat.
Rana's 12-month international supension, imposed in March, was quashed that October.