|Batting style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Slow left arm orthodox|
Palia represented Indian in her first ever Test match at Lord's in 1932. He suffered an injury while fielding. In the second innings he was hardly in a position to walk, but batted as the last man. He again toured England in 1936 and played at Lord's.
He represented United Provinces in Ranji Trophy and Parsis in the Bombay Pentangular. His highest score was a 216 made against Maharashtra in 1939/40 in a losing cause. He was an attractive left hand batsman and a useful spinner.
For a time, Palia was in the service of the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram. Later in life, he established a timber and furniture business in Bangalore. His father was a prominent figure in the business circles in Bombay in the 1920s.