Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

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Spark of hope still flickers among the Ashes

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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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Nine: better the devil you know

Illustration: Edd Aragon

Richard Hinds You can't help hoping Nine can show Cricket Australia the money.

Subtract Nine from Ten and see what viewers are left with

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Richard Hinds Since it was revealed by Fairfax Media that Ten had emerged as a very real alternative to Nine as the broadcaster of Australian cricket, it has been impossible to ignore a harrowing image.

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Why Warner's spray has me yearning for the good old days

Richard Hinds David Warner's ill-tempered Twitter tirade at two cricket writers did not say much we did not know from watching the chunky opener at the crease: there are outback cattle stations where the wireless...

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Brain snap is just symptom of players' wider malaise

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Richard Hinds It just had to be Joe Root didn't it? Why couldn't David Warner have taken a swing at Kevin Pietersen? At one time or another, most of the South African batsman's English teammates have wanted to.

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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.

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.

Dossier moments needed

Richard Hinds It is one thing to publish a dossier, quite another to assume the bowlers will read it.

Heads, we lose - and it's all downhill from there for the hosts

Graeme Smith

Richard Hinds THE smallest measurable increment of time is that between the appearance of a red carpet and Brynne Edelsten plonking a Manolo Blahnik on the Berber.

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...

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You don't have to be Einstein to see selectors are testing the laws of relativity in Johnson call-up

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Richard Hinds Einstein strikes me as more of a chess man. But had the great physicist studied the Australian squad for the Perth Test, would he have considered Mitchell Johnson's inclusion a compelling example of...

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.

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10 Ashes Tests may give BBL a whack

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Richard Hinds The Big Bash League, we were promised, would save cricket. What will save BBL?

Pull the other one, it whistles dixie

Richard Hinds It is number, not necessarily gravity of issues that has created impression cricket is in turmoil.

Inverarity's knickers in a twist as little things add up to turmoil

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Richard Hinds John Inverarity announced Australia's Twenty20 squad on Monday wearing vintage Y-fronts with badly stretched elastic.

Skipper needs to get his hands dirty

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

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Baggy Green phoenix will rise from Ashes

Richard Hinds REGULAR correspondents have claimed this column's glass is usually not so much half-empty as thrown against the office wall and smashed to pieces.

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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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