|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.
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane