Wavell Hinds

Country: West Indies
Born: September 07, 1976, Kingston, Jamaica
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Batter

Wavell Hinds Bio

Wavell Wayne Hinds is a former West Indian cricketer known for his explosive batting and occasional off-spin bowling. Born on September 27, 1976, in Barbados, Hinds made his mark in international cricket with his powerful stroke play and effective contributions with the ball.

Hinds’ career took off in 1999-2000 during a Test match against Pakistan in Bridgetown. Despite having limited playing experience at the time, he showcased his immense talent, scoring a magnificent 165 runs in the first innings and backing it up with a solid knock of 52 runs in the second innings. This impressive performance included a staggering 33 boundaries, and it was evident that Hinds possessed extraordinary hand-eye coordination.

However, Hinds faced challenges in his career, especially with his footwork, which was often criticized as slow and lazy. This weakness was exploited by opposition coaches who targeted his early movement, resulting in many edged drives and leg-before-wicket dismissals. Despite this setback, Hinds was unexpectedly promoted to open the batting during the West Indies’ 2000-01 tour of Australia. He formed successful partnerships with Sherwin Campbell, contributing to opening stands of 147 and 98 runs. But his tenure as an opener was short-lived as the emergence of Chris Gayle and the team’s constant lineup changes led to Hinds being dropped from the squad.

Despite the fluctuations in his career, Hinds was recalled to the West Indies squad for the 2004 Champions Trophy. Although he struggled with the bat during the tournament, his bowling played a crucial role in the semi-final and final matches. His ability to take crucial wickets when needed was instrumental in the team’s success. However, Hinds once again faced disappointment after a subpar performance during the tour of New Zealand in March 2006, which led to his exclusion from the national team.

In May 2006, Hinds made a comeback to the team for the ODI series against India, but he still struggled to cement his place as a regular starter. This inconsistency resulted in his exclusion after the Champions Trophy. In 2008, Hinds signed a Kolpak deal with Derbyshire, which cast further doubts on his international future.

Throughout his career, Hinds exhibited exceptional batting prowess and occasional brilliance with the ball. His ability to hit boundaries with ease and his capacity to shift gears quickly made him a fearsome batsman. With his off-spin bowling, he added an extra dimension to his game and often provided crucial breakthroughs when required.

Although Hinds’s international cricket journey had its ups and downs, his significant contributions in various tournaments and matches cannot be overlooked. His explosive style of play always made him an exciting player to watch. Despite the uncertainties surrounding his future in international cricket, Wavell Wayne Hinds will always be remembered as a talented cricketer who left an indelible mark on West Indies cricket.

Wavell Hinds Career Stats

Wavell Hinds Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 45 80 1 2608 213 33.01 5459 47.77 5 14 368 16 32 0
T20Is 5 5 1 30 14 7.5 41 73.17 0 0 3 0 1 0
ODIs 119 111 10 2880 127* 28.51 4393 65.55 5 14 261 50 29 0
FC 175 295 17 10110 213 36.36 - - 23 51 - - 80 0
List A 211 198 15 5093 127* 27.83 - - 6 28 - - 47 0
T20s 46 41 9 940 72* 29.37 881 106.69 0 4 70 23 6 0

Wavell Hinds Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 45 25 1123 590 16 3/79 5/134 36.87 3.15 70.1 0 0 0
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 119 34 945 837 28 3/24 3/24 29.89 5.31 33.7 0 0 0
FC 175 - 3967 1872 50 3/9 - 37.44 2.83 79.3 - 0 0
List A 211 - 1508 1353 49 4/35 4/35 27.61 5.38 30.7 1 0 0
T20s 46 13 145 183 4 2/14 2/14 45.75 7.57 36.2 0 0 0

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