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Full name Sorabji Hormasji Munchersha Colah
Born September 22, 1902, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra
Died September 11, 1950, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (aged 47 years 354 days)
Major teams India, Mumbai, Nawanagar, Parsees, Western India
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||England v India at Lord's, Jun 25-28, 1932 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Mumbai, Dec 15-18, 1933 scorecard|
An attacking batsman, Colah was one of the automatic choices for the first tour of England in 1932. He did fairly well in the first-class matches but made 22 and 4 in the only Test. A brilliant fielder, he picked up two catches. He also played against England at Bombay, India's next Test and the first to be played on Indian soil. Going in late in the order, he made 31 and 12 and that remained the extent of his Test career. Colah remained a pillar for Western India, Nawanagar and Bombay during a first-class career that stretched from 1922 to 1942, making 3578 runs at an average of almost 29.08 including six centuries.
Wisden Cricinfo staff
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?