Hinds is an important player of the West Indies cricket team. Hinds had only three Test caps under his belt when he destroyed Pakistanís attack at Bridgetown in 1999-2000. His scores of 165 and 52 included 33 boundaries. Hinds was promoted to open for the last Test of West Indies' 2000-01 Australian tour. He played well during the Champions Trophy. He failed with the bat, but his bowling was effective in the semi-final and final, when wickets were needed most.