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Phiroze Palia      

Full name Phiroze Edulji Palia

Born September 5, 1910, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Died September 9, 1981, Bangalore, Karnataka (aged 71 years 4 days)

Major teams India, Bengal, Madras, Mumbai, Mysore, Parsees, United Province

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 1 29 16 9.66 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 100 162 22 4536 216 32.40 8 19 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 2 42 13 0 - - - 1.85 - 0 0 0
First-class 100 13565 5005 208 7/109 24.06 2.21 65.2 7 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Lord's, Jun 27-30, 1936 scorecard
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First-class span 1928/29 - 1953/54
Profile

Phiroze Edulji Palia, who died in Bangalore on September 9, 1981, aged 71, played twice for India, each time at Lord's, in 1932 and 1936. Having pulled a hamstring in the field in the 1932 match, he batted at number eleven in the second innings in a vain attempt to save the match for India. Palia was a left-hand batsman, wristy and attractive, and a useful bowler of the orthodox slow left-arm type. More was expected of him in England, certainly as a batsman, than he achieved. Despite batting high in the order, in 37 first-class innings his top score was 63 against Oxford University in 1936. His highest first-class score, 216, was in the Ranji Trophy for United Provinces against Maharashtra in 1939-40. After his retirement he kept in touch with the game as a Test selector and radio commentator.
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Sep 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour, London, September 1932

The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour

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Jun 25, 1932

The 1932 All-India side which toured England. Back: Lall Singh, Phiroze Palia, Jahangir Khan, Mohammad Nissar, Amar Singh, Bahadur Kapadia, Shankarrao Godambe, Ghulam Mohammad, Janardan Navle. Seated: Syed Wazir Ali, C.K.Nayudu, Maharaja of Porbandar (captain), KS Limbdi (vice-captain), Nazir Ali,  XX. Front: Naoomal Jaoomal, Sorabji Colah, Nariman Marshall.

The 1932 All-India side which toured England

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Jun 25, 1932

Pen portraits of the 1932 India tourists

Pen portraits of the 1932 India tourists

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