The Parsees were first Indians to play cricket, it being played by parsee gentlemen as early as 1840 despite not having public school education.
First Parsee cricketers in England 1886 - not bally success.
Second visit 1888 considerably better. Of particular note, bowler Mehellasha Pavri, and Nasarbanji Bapasola. Pavri claimed six wickets at Eastbourne. Good show!
Notable Parsee cricket was being played at Bombay Gymkhana, August 26 and 27, in 1892 - Presidency Match.
September 19-21 Parsees versus Bombay Presidency at Pune.
Victory by three wickets.
Must particularly mention Dinshaw Kanga as primus among early cricketers.
In more recent times, there was Farokh Engineer, who played magnificently in sixties and seventies. Hard bat.
Also in those years, Polly Umrigar - probably best Indian batsman of his time