first Indian cricket tour of Australia

At the half way point of India’s current cricket tour, I was interested to know when an Indian team first toured Australia.

The Mercury – Saturday 11 October 1947

On 30 January 1948, two days after the 4th Test ended in Adelaide, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, barely six months after Indian independence was declared.  The multi-faith team attended a combined prayer service reported by The Argus – Monday 9 February 1948.