|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
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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.
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Hinds made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2000. In just his fourth Test Match he scored 165 against Pakistan.
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