Sat. Jan 23rd, 2021
Most Double Centuries in Test Cricket

Test Cricket is one of the most cherished formats of the game. Both batsmen and bowlers aim to pioneer this format of the game. For a batsman, it becomes highly important to acquire the crease for longer periods of time. It becomes necessary to convert the good-looking starts into huge scores of hundreds and even double centuries in a given Test match. Players who continuously score double centuries in Test cricket are greatly recognized for their skills to bat for long hours against the red ball.

Most double centuries in Test Cricket

Former Australian batting maestro, Sir Don Bradman holds the record for scoring most double hundreds in Test Cricket. Bradman, who finished with a mind-boggling Test average of 99.94, registered 12 double centuries in his entire Test career. Following Bradman, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara holds the second spot with 11 Test double centuries.

Most double centuries in Test Cricket
Virat Kohli has scored most Test double tons since 2016 (Image Source: Dawn)

Among the current generation of players, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scored 7 double hundreds in Test cricket which is most for any Test player since 2016. In 2016, Kohli scored his maiden Test double century against West Indies at Antigua. His latest 200 in Tests came against South Africa in Pune, 2019. Kohli scored 254* against the Proteas to also register his highest individual score in Test cricket.

Here’s a list of players who have scored most double centuries in Test Cricket.

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 200s
DG Bradman (AUS) 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 29 13 7 12
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 38 52 11 11
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17 9
WR Hammond (ENG) 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 58.45 22 24 4 7
V Kohli (INDIA) 2011-2020 86 145 10 7240 254* 53.62 27 22 10 7
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15 7
MS Atapattu (SL) 1990-2007 90 156 15 5502 249 39.02 16 17 22 6
V Sehwag (ICC/INDIA) 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 23 32 16 6
Javed Miandad (PAK) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6 6
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2017 118 213 19 10099 313 52.05 34 33 19 6

(Stat Courtesy: ESPNCricinfo)

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