Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

A huge test but also an insight into Ashes bid

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Richard Hinds For the home team there is, quite literally, nothing to lose.

Many hot spots, but shades of grey dominate in anticlimax

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Richard Hinds After the first day, the Australians were pinned to the canvas with a South African boot on their throats.

Oval's demolition crew raise the entertainment bar to new high

Richard Hinds Ed Cowan's maiden century at the Gabba was one for old-fashioned opening batsmen's values. At what's left of the Adelaide Oval, David Warner, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey took the game into...

Deserted island: Tassie crowds posted missing

Australia's Ed Cowan reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for four runs during the first days play in the first cricket test against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart December 14, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Richard Hinds A QUICK poll. Tasmanians hate a) Test cricket, b) Sri Lankans or c) Ricky Ponting.

Skipper needs to get his hands dirty

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Richard Hinds For the religious minded, Clarke must suffer for the sins of his fellow batsmen.

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When you've stopped laughing, Arthur's decision does make sense

Richard Hinds There is a serious side to this comic turn on the Indian tour, writes Richard Hinds.

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Leading questions: Watson not committed enough to take reins

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Richard Hinds Dan Quayle was once a heartbeat from the presidency. It seems no less disturbing that Shane Watson is just a bulged disc from the Australian captaincy.

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The evidence is in, time to sift through Ashes to find a squad

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Richard Hinds The ignominious tour of India has drawn to an appropriately calamitous conclusion. The Sheffield Shield - the anachronistic bugbear that complicates the scheduling of Big Bash League games and...

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Spark of hope still flickers among the Ashes

Richard Hinds NO, I didn't have Brad Haddin in my Ashes squad. Thought his time had passed. Didn't believe he had done enough to displace the incumbent Matthew Wade, or even earn a touring berth ahead of Tim Paine.

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Ricky, please come back and save us

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Richard Hinds It takes a big man to admit he was wrong. Unfortunately, I don't have one here. So I am going to have to do this myself.