Test cricket is one of the toughest forms of cricket. Batting against new red ball and quality seam bowlers is never easy in this format. To make big individual score, batting should be done with minimum errors and with great patience. One needs to have perfect technique and stamina to sustain on pitch.
Some of all time best batsmen with most double hundreds in Test cricket are listed below.
Most Double Centuries in Test Cricket
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Please note, we have only included players will minimum 5 double century. Kane Williamson from New Zealand could feature in the list very soon. He has scored 4 200s till now.
Don Bradman – 12 Double Centuries
Don Bradman was former Australian cricket legend. He has scored most double centuries in his cricketing career. He has an unbelievable and highest batting average of 99.94 runs. Maintaining such a big average at that time when the quality of bat was not as good as today and the rules are not as simple as in modern form of cricket is outstanding. It is simply impossible for any batsmen to maintain batting average of 99 runs in 80 innings in modern era of cricket. He served his nation from 1928 to 1948. He made 12 double centuries in 80 innings of his Test cricket. The highest score by Don Bradman is 334 runs.
Kumar Sangakkara – 11 200s
Kumar Sangakkara was a wicket-keeper batsman from Sri Lanka. He served his country for 15 years in cricket that is from 2000 to 2015. Kumar Sangakkara was left-handed top order batsman and was delightful to watch. He also handled the captaincy of Sri Lankan team and gave quality results to management. He was the captain of Sri Lankan world cup team in 2011. He has made 11 double centuries in his cricketing career for Sri Lanka. His best score in international cricket is 319 runs. He played cricket with batting average of 57.40.
Brian Lara – 9 Double Hundred
Brian Lara was a left-handed top order batsman from West Indies. He has played for West Indies from 1990-2006. He played quality innings for his country and made big runs in his career. Brian Lara scored 9 double hundreds in his life in international cricket. The highest score by Brian Lara is 400 not out, which is the highest individual score in an inning by any batsman. Brian Lara made runs with batting average of 52.88.
WR Hammond – 7 Double Hundreds
WR Hammond was an English batsman. WR Hammond made 7 double centuries in cricket. He was an aggressive left-handed batsman and he made runs with batting average of 58.45 in his career. WR Hammond’s best score is 336 not out in Test cricket. He played for England from 1927 to 1947.
Virat Kohli – 7 Double Century
Virat Kohli is a rising star from India. In very small age, he has made very big name in cricket. Virat Kohli has a batting average of 53.41 and he has scored 7 double centuries in test cricket till now. The best score by Virat Kohli is 254 not out. He is the current captain of Indian cricket team. Amongst all the players in this list, he is the only player who is still playing for his country. Virat Kohli has also broken many cricketing records by his game. He is also awarded ICC cricketer of the decade.