Most 90s by a Kiwi batsman in ODIs
Scoring a century in a 50 over game is not something that many people achieve on a regular basis. Scoring 100 runs in a single innings and thus helping the team is a dream for every batsman who steps onto the field to bat. However, there are many instances in the history where players have got excruciatingly close to a century but were not lucky enough to reach the three figure mark.
Today we have a list of batsmen from New Zealand who have scored the highest number of 90’s and have failed to convert them into centuries.
Nathan John Astle, a former New Zealand player often opened the innings for NZ. He was also known for his gentle medium pacers in test and the one day level. He was a free scoring batsman and had the knack of playing long innings when his team needed him. He scored 16 One day international hundreds in his career but also missed out on nine occasions after getting close. He was dismissed in the 90’s 9 times in his career and is on top of the list.
Martin David Crowe came from a cricketing family. He was one batsman of the previous generations who could hit the ball all around the park and make it seem simple. He had to face a lot of injuries in his young career but was still hailed as the most exciting young prospect in the nation during his youth. He has scored only 4 centuries for NZ in ODI’s but managed 6 scored in the 90’s. This puts him second on this list.
One of the most successful captains of the New Zealand team, Stephen Fleming was a free flowing left hand opening batsman for New Zealand. He is also one of the most successful batsmen for his nation and was a huge run getter. He had the mind set to score big in all formats of the game. He has 8 ODI centuries to his name. He finds his name in this list with 4 scored in the nineties.
The back bone of the present NZ team, their most consistent performer in the recent times, Kane Williamson has very quickly earned a lot of respect all over the cricketing world. He looks at ease while in the middle but still scores at staggering strike rates. He has the unique ability to play long innings almost every time he comes onto bat. The 25 year old already has 7 ODI centuries to his name but was unlucky to miss out on 4 occasions where he was stranded in the 90’s.
Roger Graham Twose was one of the most promising NZ players some 20 years ago. A left hand batsman of England origin, Twose migrated to NZ for his chances at cricket. He was also a tactical skipper who seemed to know a lot about the game. However, his career ended drastically as his appetite for international cricket reduced after the 1999 World Cup. He has an ODI century to his name for his nation. But he was unlucky some occasions as he was dismissed in the 90’s 3 times in his career.