DateLine: 3rd June 2008
Ryan Hinds is a proven match-winner with both the bat and the ball. He made his debut for Barbados as a 17-year old during the Commonwealth Games in 1998 when cricket was included for the only time in the event, and he also captained the West Indian Under-19 side during the 2000 Youth World Cup.
As a left-arm spinner, he took 15 wickets against the Leeward Islands in a First Class in the 2001 Busta Cup. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at Sharjah in 2001-02, and scored a crucial half-century. He was dropped thereafter for a lack of consistent performances. Back in the domestic circuit, he was handed the captaincy of Barbados and led them to the 2007 Carib Beer Cup. In 2008, he was recalled to the Test squad against Sri Lanka for the first time in nearly three years.