Wavell Wayne Hinds (born 7 September 1976 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former West Indian cricketer, who played all formats of the game. He was a left-handed batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler.
|Full name||Wavell Wayne Hinds|
|Born||7 September 1976|
|Test debut (cap 233)||16 March 2000 v Zimbabwe|
|Last Test||25 November 2005 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 95)||5 September 1999 v India|
|Last ODI||15 April 2010 v Ireland|
|T20I debut (cap 7)||16 February 2006 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||9 May 2010 v India|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 November 2016
Hinds played 45 Test matches for the West Indies between 2000 and 2005, and 119 One Day Internationals between 1999 and 2010. He also played five Twenty20 Internationals between 2006 and 2010. Hinds is currently the president of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), a role he has held since 2012.
Often criticised for his lack of footwork, Hinds was a surprise choice as opener for the last Test of what had been a disastrous tour of Australia in 2000–01. Batting with Sherwin Campbell, the pair made opening stands of 147 and 98. He was however dropped from the side soon after and replaced by Chris Gayle who went on to cement his spot at the top of the order. During an ODI series in England in 2004 he was brought back into the side, again as opener because the West Indies were struggling to find a solid pair at the top of the order. For the next few years he formed a fairly successful opening partnership with Gayle. In Tests they put on 1300 runs together at 39.39 in 33 innings. Their ODI opening partnership saw them make 1687 runs at 41.15.
In 2003 he made successive ODI hundreds against Australia at Grenada, both unbeaten and both in victories for the West Indies.
His highest Test score of 213 was made against South Africa at Georgetown in 2005 and included 34 fours and 2 sixes. He put on 284 for the 4th wicket with Shivnarine Chanderpaul who also made a double hundred making it one of the few occasions where two players have passed 200 in the same innings. Hinds however struggled soon after and again found himself on the sidelines. He made a brief return to the side in May for an ODI series against India but failed to impress and lost any chance he had of gaining inclusion in the World Cup squad.
He has not played Test cricket since 2005, and his last One Day International appearance was in 2006 and in October 2007, he signed a one-year contract to play as a Kolpak player for English county side Derbyshire in the 2008 season.
- "Ramnarine resigns as WIPA chief". ESPNcricinfo. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- "Derbyshire snap up Hinds". ESPNcricinfo. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
- http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/icl2008/content he was recently released by Derbyshire County Cricket Club /story/373840.html