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Pankaj Roy      

Full name Pankaj Roy

Born May 31, 1928, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Bengal

Died February 4, 2001, Kolkata, Bengal (aged 72 years 249 days)

Major teams India, Bengal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Brother - N Roy, Son - P Roy, Nephew - AK Roy

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 43 79 4 2442 173 32.56 5 9 16 0
First-class 185 298 18 11868 202* 42.38 33 50 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 7 104 66 1 1/6 1/6 66.00 3.80 104.0 0 0 0
First-class 185 1146 648 21 5/53 30.85 3.39 54.5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Delhi, Nov 2-7, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v Pakistan at Mumbai (BS), Dec 2-7, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1946-1968
Profile

An enigma of an opening batsman, he had periods of success interspersed with those of failure. He scored a century on his first-class debut in 1946-47, and twice reached three figures in his maiden Test series against England in 1951-52. The following summer, however, he struggled in England and suffered five ducks in his seven Test innings, including a pair at Old Trafford.. He recovered from this to score runs against the West Indies at home, and in New Zealand in 1954-55, soon after acquiring glasses, he partnered Vinoo Mankad in a world-record opening stand of 413. Pankajda was a careful player, better known for his solid defense, though he could attack when the mood struck him. He captained India in one Test, in England in 1959. Unfortunately, India lost that Test (and the series, 5-0). His son, Pranab, a chip off the old block, played two Tests.
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Apr 23, 1959

Pankaj Roy plays a shot towards third man, April 23, 1959

Pankaj Roy plays a shot towards third man

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Jan 7, 1956

Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad resume their record partnership, India v New Zealand, 5th Test, Madras, January 7, 1956

Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad resume their record partnership

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Oct 20, 1952

Pankaj Roy is bowled by Khan Mohammad, India v Pakistan, ist Test, New Delhi, October 20, 1952

Pankaj Roy is bowled by Khan Mohammad

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 Assam 32/1
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 218/6
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 229/2
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 188/4
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-Feb 1
Haryana 339/7
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 314/4
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-Feb 1
M. Pradesh 271/4
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 326/4
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 273/4
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-Feb 1
Punjab 167 Odisha 54/1
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Vidarbha 274/6
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