|Born||31 May 1928|
Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||4 February 2001 72) (aged|
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Relations||Brother: Nemailal Roy |
Son: Pranab Roy
Nephew: Ambar Roy
Roy played domestic cricket in India for the Bengal cricket team. He scored a century on his first-class debut in 1946-47 and went on to score 33 hundreds, scoring a total of 11868 first class runs at 42.38.
When England toured India in 1951, Roy was selected for the Indian squad and made his Test debut at Delhi. Despite making just 12 in his debut innings he scored 2 centuries in the series. The following summer he toured England and had a contrasting series, making 5 ducks in his 7 innings, including Frank Tyson's debut first class wicket. This tally included a pair at Old Trafford. He was among the four victims (others being Datta Gaekwad, Vijay Manjrekar and Madhav Mantri) in India's miserable 0-4 start in the second innings of the Headingley Test of 1952 with Fred Trueman playing havoc. He would hit five Test centuries for India, with a top score of 173.
He captained India in a Test match in England in 1959, which India lost.
| Indian National Test Cricket Captain |
1959 (1 Test Match)
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