Pranab Roy

Country: India
Born: February 10, 1957, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Pranab Roy Bio

Pranab Roy, born on February 7, 1954, in India, is a former cricketer known for his impressive batting skills and exceptional patience on the field. As the son of the legendary opening batsman, Pankaj Roy, cricket ran in his blood, and Pranab had the privilege of learning from one of the finest players of his time.

Pranab Roy made his Test debut in the 1981-82 series against England in Madras. It was in this match that he displayed his remarkable patience and resilience, batting for a staggering 82 minutes for just six runs. Although the match was essentially over when he came out to bat in the second innings, Roy showcased his determination by scoring an unbeaten 60 runs. This early display of his batting prowess seemed to indicate a promising career ahead.

The following Test did not go as well for Roy, leading to his omission from the national side. However, he was given an opportunity to prove himself during the 1982 tour of England. Unfortunately, Roy struggled to find his form and managed to score a mere 174 runs in 12 first-class innings. Despite this setback, his extraordinary skills and dedication made him a respected player in domestic cricket.

Throughout his career, Roy remained a batting stalwart for Bengal, representing the state in the prestigious Ranji Trophy for many years. He amassed a total of 3,130 runs in the tournament, with an impressive average of 49.68. His highest individual score of 206 not out, achieved against Assam in the 1983-84 season, stands as a testament to his skill and ability to perform under pressure.

Pranab Roy’s proficiency as an opening batsman, combined with his unwavering patience, made him an invaluable asset for Bengal. His teammates and fans greatly admired his technique and his ability to occupy the crease for extended periods, frustrating opposition bowlers. Roy’s impact on the Ranji Trophy cannot be overstated, as he consistently contributed to Bengal’s success in the tournament.

Beyond his cricketing achievements, Pranab Roy has also dabbled in coaching, passing on his knowledge and experience to aspiring cricketers. His deep understanding of the game and his ability to mentor young players has further cemented his legacy in Indian cricket.

Although his international career may not have reached the heights many anticipated, Pranab Roy’s contributions to domestic cricket and his reputation as a patient and skilled batsman speak volumes. He remains a revered figure in Indian cricket history, remembered for his technical prowess, resilience, and unwavering determination to excel on the field.

Pranab Roy Career Stats

Pranab Roy Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 71 60* 35.5 230 30.86 0 1 11 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 72 114 15 4056 230* 40.96 - - 13 11 - - 42 0
List A 12 12 1 153 36 13.9 - - 0 0 - - 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pranab Roy Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 72 - 241 134 1 1/3 - 134 3.33 241 - 0 0
List A 12 - 60 46 1 1/26 1/26 46 4.6 60 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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