Indian cricket team in England in 1936


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Indian cricket team in England in 1936

Indian cricket team in England in 1936

Indian cricket team in England in 1936

The Indian cricket team toured England in the 1936 season and played 28 first-class fixtures, winning only four whilst losing 12 and drawing 12.
India played three Test matches and lost the series to England 2-0 with one match drawn. England won the First Test by 9 wickets at Lord's; the Second Test at Old Trafford was drawn; England won the Third Test at The Oval by 9 wickets.
The team was captained by the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram, aka Vizzy, who was neither the greatest player nor the greatest captain of all time. But the team did include several top-class players such as Vijay Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and CK Nayudu.

Indian cricket team in England in 1936

Controversy

Another top-class player was Lala Amarnath but the tour was marred by controversy as recorded in A Right Royal Indian Mess on CricInfo, with Amarnath being sent home early for spurious "disciplinary" reasons. Ultimately, after a long saga of closed ranks and establishment incompetence, he was completely exonerated.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.