Test cricket always gives both the bowler and batter ample time to showcase their skills at the highest level. That is why it is known as a “test.” But it is very hard for the batter to survive for a long period of time. On the other hand, with the evolution of the T20 cricket, the game has become more fast and forward, thus it is quite hard to stay for a long on the crease.
Most Double Centuries in Test cricket List
|Don Bradman (AUS)||1928-1948||52||80||6996||29||12|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||2000-2015||134||233||12400||38||11|
|Brain Lara (WI)||1990-2006||131||232||11953||34||9|
|Wally Hammond (ENG)||1927-1947||85||140||7249||22||7|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||2011-2022*||102||173||8074||27||7|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||1997-2014||149||252||11814||34||7|
|Marvan Atapattu (SL)||1990-2007||90||156||5502||16||6|
|Kane Williamson (NZ)||2010-2023||94||164||8124||10||6|
|Virender Sehwag (IND)||2001-2013||104||180||8586||23||6|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1976-1993||124||189||8832||23||6|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||2000-2017||118||213||10099||34||6|
However, red-ball cricket has produced many legendary batters who have dominated the game around the world. This article will feature some of those legends who ended their careers at the top. In this article, we will discuss the list of players with the most double centuries in the red-ball format.
5. Virat Kohli (India) – 7 double centuries
There are three batters, who has scored the joint-fourth highest double centuries in test cricket. At No. 5, we have the former Indian skipper and one of the best modern-day batters, Virat Kohli. The former Indian skipper made his test debut in June 2011 against West Indies and scored only 4 and 15 in both innings. But it takes him a couple of years to show the world who he is. So far in his career, Virat has seven double centuries. He has scored 8074 runs in 102 Tests, including 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries.
4. Wally Hammond (England) – 7 double centuries
One of the best batters that England has ever produced, Wally Hammond, is fourth on the list. Hammond made his debut in December 1927 against South Africa and played for England for 20 years. He played 85 Tests and scored 7249 runs at an average of 58.45, with 22 hundreds and 24 half-centuries. Hammond also scored seven double centuries in his career. He is one of only a few batters in test cricket with a 58+ average and over 7000 runs.
3. Brain Lara (West Indies) – 9 double centuries
When it comes to scoring big centuries, no one can compete with West Indian legend Brain Lara. The left-hander was one-of-its-kind batter when it comes to test cricket. His record of the highest individual test score (400 not out) is still a record in this format. Lara made his debut in December 1990 against Pakistan. He played 131 Tests and scored 11953 runs with 34 centuries and 48 half-centuries. Lara has nine double hundreds to his name.
2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 11 double centuries
If you need to talk about consistency in cricket, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara will be the prime example. The left-hander was the best batter of his generation in his country. But in Test format, he was the backbone for his team. Sangakkara made his debut in July 2000 against South Africa. He scored 12400 runs in his career in 134 Tests at an average of 57.40, with 38 centuries and 52 half-centuries. The left-hander also had 11 double centuries in his career.
1. Don Bradman (Australia) – 12 double centuries
In test cricket, scoring runs at an average of nearly 100 is unthinkable when maintaining an average of over 50 is difficult. But one man has done it, and that is why he is at the top of the chart. Don Bradman, the legendary Australian batter, holds nearly all of the records in the longest format. He made his debut in December 1928 against England and played 52 Tests in his career. Bradman scored 6996 runs at an incredible average of 99.94, with 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries. He also has 12 double centuries in his career.