Sheffield born, Sam Wright was brought to the USA in his twenties in 1837 as a groundsman for St George's CC and he fulfilled that role for 32 years. In that time he laid out three grounds for the club, including the one which hosted the first international between USA and Canada in 1844 (in which Wright also played). A middle-order batsman, he took part in the first seven such internationals, and in 1859 twice played against George Parr's touring side. His sons - Harry and George - were both cricketers - they were good enough to represent USA - who became baseball professionals, while his grandson, Beals Wright, was a leading tennis player who won a gold medal at the 1904 Olympics.
R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma dismantled the the opposition, Amit Mishra came back strongly, and Virat Kohli grew as captain during the series win in Sri Lanka
He averages better than Rohit Sharma but still has to fight for a place in the Test side, mostly because he doesn't play ODIs
On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze