Nervous nineties is the most often used term in a game of cricket. In order to get that landmark of three figures batsman struggle to cope up with pressure and end up losing their wicket.
Here is a list of 10 batsman who got out on nineties most of the times in ODI Cricket:
10. Kane Williamson:
Kane Williamson from New Zealand is one of the best modern cricketers going around and he has seen extreme success in a short international career. In the 81 ODI matches he played he has an excellent average of 48.16 and has compiled 3179 ODI runs so far. However, in his short international career, he has got out on nineties on six occasions and four times in the year 2015 so far.
9. Martin Crowe:
Martin Crowe, the Kiwi great was regarded as one the great captains the game of cricket has ever seen. Martin Crowe has played 143 ODI matches, and has 4704 runs to his name with a decent average of 38.55. However, the Kiwi has tumbled on 90’s in most of the occasions and has been out on nineties for 6 times.
8. Dean Jones:
Dean Jones, the Aussie batsman is known as an ODI specialist and his records are enough to prove that. In 164 appearances he has scored 6068 runs with a quite staggering average of 44.61. Although he has been a victim of nervous nineties getting out on 6 occasions.
7. AB De Villiers:
In the current generation, the Protea batsman has been regarded as the best batsman in the world. Earlier this year he hit the fastest hundred in ODI’s. The South African skipper has played 187 matches and has scored 7941 runs and counting with a stupendous average of 53.65. De Villiers has also been out on 90’s on six occasions.
6. Mohammed Azharuddin:
Azharuddin, the former Indian great has always been hailed for his captaincy skills and his elegant batting. The Indian had a huge experience in the ODI arena playing 334 matches. The former Indian skipper piled up huge runs in his ODI career scoring 9378 runs but he has also got out on nineties for seven times.
5. Jacques Kallis:
Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest all-rounders the game of cricket has ever witnessed. In 328 appearances Kallis has scored enormous of runs. He has 11,579 ODI runs to his name. Kallis has also been a huge victim of nervous nineties getting out on 8 occasions in his lustrous ODI career.
4. Aravinda de Silva:
Aravinda de silva is the one who changed the face of Sri Lankan cricket and made them as one of the most competitive ODI side. With a modest average of 34.90 he has played several match winning innings. In the 308 appearances he has scored 9284 runs. On nine occasions he has been got out on the nineties.
3. Nathan Astle:
The Kiwi Nathan Astle is one of the stylish batsman and it’s a treat to watch him in full flow. Astle played 223 matches and has scored 7090 runs with a modest average of 34.92. The Kiwi has been got out on nineties for 9 times in his career.
2. Grant Flower:
Grant Flower had a long ODI career for Zimbabwe and made his mark as one of the elegant batsman in the game. He has got out on 90’s for nine times than the hundreds he made(six). Grant Flower has played 221 matches and has scored 6571 runs with an average of 33.52
1. Sachin Tendulkar:
The Indian great Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed on nineties for record 18 times in his ODI career. In the 463 appearance Sachin has made 18,426 runs and he has also a unique record of having 100 international centuries. With 18 times missing out on nineties he might have added more to that list.