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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
|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|
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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