Matches (16)
SL v AFG (1)
ENG v IRE (1)
WI-A in BAN (1)
Karnataka in Namibia (1)
Vitality Blast (11)
Charlotte Edwards (1)

Full Name

Phiroze Edulji Palia


September 05, 1910, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra


September 09, 1981, Bangalore, Karnataka, (aged 71y 4d)

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

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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Phiroze Palia Career Stats

Batting & Fielding



PE Palia portrait

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Debut/Last Matches of Phiroze Palia

FC Matches

1928/29 - 1953/54

Photos of Phiroze Palia

Vijay Merchant bats in the indoor nets of the Alan Fairfax Cricket School as his team-mates look on
The 1932 All-India side prepare to board their train at the end of the tour
Pen portraits of the 1932 India tourists
The 1932 All-India side which toured England
The 1932 All-India side arrive at Victoria Station