Phiroze Palia

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Phiroze Palia
Personal information
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left arm orthodox
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 100
Runs scored 29 4,536
Batting average 9.67 32.40
100s/50s 0/0 8/19
Top score 16 216
Balls bowled 42 13,565
Wickets 0 208
Bowling average - 24.06
5 wickets in innings - 7
10 wickets in match - 0
Best bowling - 7/109
Catches/stumpings 0 40
Source: [1]

Phiroze Edulji Palia About this sound pronunciation  (born on 5 September 1910, Bombay - died on 9 September 1981, Bangalore) was an early Indian cricketer. His first name is sometimes written as Phiroz.

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.

Phiroze Palia is seen standing second from right, next to Lall Singh, in this photo of 1932 Test team captained by Maharaja of Porbandar, that toured England.