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|Test debut||India v England at Chennai, Jan 13-18, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Kanpur, Jan 30-Feb 4, 1982 scorecard|
|First-class span||1978/79 - 1991/92|
|List A span||1978/79 - 1987/88|
The son of Pankaj Roy, Pranob was a technically sound opening batsman whose chief virtue was patience. He displayed this in abundant measure in his first Test innings against England at Madras in 1981-82 when he batted 82 minutes for six runs. In the second innings he scored 60 not out when the match was already dead as a contest. He failed in the next Test but toured England in 1982. However he was all at sea and in 12 first-class innings scored only 174 runs. He was not considered thereafter but remained a batting stalwart for many years for Bengal,
for whom he scored 3130 runs (49.68) in the Ranji Trophy with a highest score of 206 not out against Assam in 1983-84.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.