Ryan O'Neal Hinds
(born February 17, 1981 in Holders Hill, St James, Barbados
) is a West Indian cricketer
. He is a left-hand batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
Hinds made his debut for Barbados during the 1998 Commonwealth Games, aged just 17. He then captained the West Indian Under-19 side during the 2000 Youth World Cup.
While still a twenty year-old he set a bowling record for Barbados by taking 15 wickets in a match against the Leeward Islands during the 2001 Busta Cup. His first innings figures of 9 for 68 were also a Barbados record. He went into the record books again in a game against the Leeward Islands in 2005/06 when he scored a century in both innings (168 and 150), becoming the first player for Barbados to do so.
His Test debut came against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2001-02 during which he scored a half-century.
In February 2007 while captain of Barbados Hinds showed dissent to an umpiring decision during a bad tempered regional game against Trinidad and Tobago. He escaped a ban, for actions that WICB director Deryck Murray described as the worst behaviour he'd seen in a regional match, because the match report was submitted too late. It was revealed that Hinds is "mentally exhausted" and that he has sought... Read More