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Ambar Roy      

Full name Ambar Khirid Roy

Born June 5, 1945, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal

Died September 19, 1997, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal (aged 52 years 106 days)

Major teams India, Bengal

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Uncle - P Roy, Cousin - P Roy

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 91 48 13.00 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 132 196 30 7163 197 43.15 18 32 83 2
List A 5 4 0 56 20 14.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 1952 1011 29 4/44 34.86 3.10 67.3 0 0
List A 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v New Zealand at Nagpur, Oct 3-8, 1969 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Dec 12-16, 1969 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1960-1978
List A span 1973-1978
Profile

Wisden obituary
Ambar Roy, who died on September 19, 1997, aged 52, from malaria, was a left-hand batsman who played four Tests for India, against New Zealand and Australia, in 1969-70. He scored a fighting 48 in his first Test innings, but did little thereafter. However, he was an effective Ranji Trophy player for almost two decades: perhaps the most talented left-hander to come from Bengal. He was a Bengal selector for 15 years and was credited for spotting the talent of Sourav Ganguly. He was also a national selector from 1984 to 1986. Roy was a nephew of the Indian opening batsman Pankaj Roy.
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