“The nervous nineties” is the most uncertain corridor for a batsman, till now the 33 cricketers are trapped while going through this corridor. There are a few great cricketers who manage to avoid this corridor. This list features almost every great of Test cricket including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Steve Waugh, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Mathew Hayden, Gordon Greenidge. Only three greats Don Bradman, Kumar Sangakkara and Younis Khan never got out in 90s.

Got out in 96, Alastair Cook broke down at the pitch; he missed a fine century that could lead him to 28th century. Michel Marsh of Australia bowled him during the day three of Investec Ashes Test at the Lord’s. This is the seventh time he got out at 90s, and his seven nineties are now 9th highest in Test cricket. There are 202 examples in Test cricket where batsmen played a rollicking innings, but when they enter the corridor of nervous nineties they struggled to overcome it.

Steve Waugh, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar hold the record of most nineties in Test cricket as they got out in nineties ten times respectively.

It is like “Bermuda Triangle” for cricketer, where everything gets trapped and never can back from that air trap. Many cricketers use to cross these uncertainties with boundaries to release the tension. But, cricket missed 202 centuries; spectators were disappointed with the outcome.

If, the never exist in cricket then the demographics of cricket could have been different. Steve Waugh could have finished his career with 42 centuries while Sachin Tendulkar record of 51 hundred in Test cricket could have 61. 

Meanwhile Jacques Kallis would have been the second batsman in the history of test cricket who has half century of century after Sachin, if he did not miss centuries five times after entering the uncertain corridor of 90s.

Here is the of list of Cricketers who got out in 90s most number of times in Test cricket.

The minimum mark is 5.

Steve Waugh (AUS): 10 in 168 matches

Rahul Dravid (IND) : 10 in 164 matches

Sachin Tendulkar (IND): 10 in 200 matches

Michael Slater(AUS): 9 in 74 matches

Alvin Kallicharran (WI): 8 in 66 matches

AB de Villiers (SA): 8 in 98 matches

Inzamam –ul-Haq(PAK): 8 in 120 matches

Mathew Hayden(AUS): 7 in 103 matches

Alastair Cook(ENG): 7 in 116 matches

Clem Hill (AUS): 6 in 49 matches

Rohan Kanhai (WI): 6 in 79

Herschelle Gibbs(SA): 6 in 90 matches

Gordon Greenidge(WI): 6 in 108 Tests

Stephen Fleming(NZ): 6 in 111 matches

Geoff Boycott(ENG): 6 in 108 mathces

Brian Lara(WI): 6 in 131 matches

Mahela Jayawardene(SL): 6 in 149 matches

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI): 6 in 164 mathces

Ricky Ponting(AUS): 6 in 168 matches

Angelo Mathews(SL): 5 in 49 matches

Ken Barrington(ENG): 5 in 82 matches

Hashan Tillakaratne(SL): 5 in 83 matches

Michael Hussy(AUS) : 5 in 79 matches

MS Dhoni(IND): 5 in 90 matches

Garry Sobers(WI): 5 in 93 matches

Virender Sehwag (IND): 5 in 104 matches

Kevin Pietersen(ENG): 5 in 104 matches

David Boon (AUS0: 5 in 107 matches

Michael Clark(AUS): 5 in 112 matches

Mike Atherton(ENG): 5 in 115 matches

Sunil Gavaskar(IND): 5 in 125 matches

Jacques Kallis(SA): 5 in 166 matches.