Fab 4 batters namely Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root have been constantly delivering the goods for their respective teams in international cricket. All four of them have performed exceedingly well as far as the Test format is concerned. Case in point, some batters tend to get nervous once they get into the 90s.
It is when the batsmen need to be extra careful in terms of their shot selection, approach and so on. However, even the Fab 4 batters missed out on the trick of converting the 90s into a century sometimes in their career. Now, in this listicle, let’s take a glimpse at the Fab 4 batsmen with the most 90s dismissals in Test cricket.
1. Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been the best-performing batter for Australia in red-ball cricket. He is widely acknowledged as the best Test batsman at present and his recent performances serve as a testament to this fact. He scored 9272 runs at an average of 58.68. He comes first on the list as he has been dismissed in the 90s on 4 occasions so far.
2. Kane Williamson
Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson has been the one of most consistent batsmen in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman is one of the two players of Fab 4 to get dismissed in the 90s on four occasions. The veteran cricketer has played 94 Tests wherein he scored 8124 runs at an average of 54.9.
3. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root is the leading run-scorer in Tests among the active players. The veteran cricketer scored 11416 runs at an average of 50.29. He comes third on the list as he has been dismissed in the 90s on 3 occasions so far. Joe Root has the second-best batting average of 64.80 in the last 25 Test innings.
4. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman in the world across all three formats of the game. India’s run machine has converted his 90s into a century more often than not. However, he has been dismissed in the 90s twice in his career.