Few Indians played as members of the english cricket teamwhile India was under british rule, including  ranjitsinghji and ks duleepsinhji but India made its debut as a Test-cricket-playing-nation in England in 1932 led by CK Naidu well before indian independence  The team performed well, with mohammad nissar taking 5-93 and 1-42 in the match against England. The match was given test status despite being only 3 days in length. England, batting first, scored 259 with Nissar cleaning up the openers and tailenders. However the Indian team failed to capitalize on their bowling performance, all out for 189 with CK Naidu  the top scorer with 40 runs. England went on to score 275 and set India a target of 346, which always seemed out of the visitor's grasp. India were all out for 187 and lost by 158 runs.