Most Double Centuries in Test Cricket – A Statistical Report

most double centuries in test cricket

Batsman scoring a Double Century in Test Cricket is always a great achievement to witness. Don Bradman from Australia hold the record for Most Double Centuries in Test Cricket. He has played just 52 Test Matches in his career during 1928 – 1948 and scored 12 Double Centuries. His 12 200+ Scores includes two 300s. Indeed!! A Legendary Player…

Virat Kohli along with Sachin Tendulkar and Virendar Sehwag has 6 200+ Scores in Test Matches, thereby the Joint Most Double Century in Test Cricket by Indian.

Most Double Hundreds in Tests

Don Bradman AUSTRALIA528012
Kumar Sangakkara SRI LANKA13423311
Brian LaraWEST INDJES1312329
WR HammondENGLAND851407
Mahela JayawardeneSRI LANKA1492527
Virat KohliINDIA631056
Marwan AtapattuSRI LANKA901566
Virender SehwagINDIA1041806
Javed MiandadPAKISTAN1241896
Younis KhanPAKISTAN1182136
Ricky PontingAUSTRALIA1682876
Sachin TendulkarINDIA2003296

Don Bradman because of his Ankle Injury in 1938 followed by the World War 2, was forced not to play Cricket between 1937-1946. Imagine his Batting records if there is no Break in his game. He could have kept every batsmen in chase for his records. Even now, his batting average of 99.94 still looks like a dream for the modern batsmen.

Check Don Bradman’s Chronology Here..

Kumar Sangakkara had 11 Double Centuries to his name, one less than Bradman. The Other Sri Lankan to feature in this elite list are M Jayawardena with 7 and M Attapattu with 6 Double Centuries.

Most Double Centuries in Test as Captain

Virat Kohli recently scored his 6th Double Century as Captain, thereby beating Brian lara’s record of 5 200+ Scores as Captain.

The List goes like this..

  • Virat Kohli – 6 Double Centuries as Captain.
  • Brian Lara – 5 Double Centuries as Captain.
  • Don Bradman, Michael Clarke and Graeme Smith – 4 Double Centuries as Captain.
  • Greg Chappell, Stephen Fleming, Mahela Jayawardene, Brendon McCullum and Bob Simpson – 3 Double Centuries as Captain.


Most Double Hundreds in a Calendar Year

Most double centuries in a year

Michael Clarke of Australia has the Most Double Centuries in a calendar year – 4 in 2012

The List of Players with Most number of 200+ Scores in a year goes like…

  1. Michael Clarke (Australia) – 4 Double Centuries in 2012.
  2. Don Bradman (Australia) – 3 Double Centuries in 1930.
  3. Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 3 Double Centuries in 2003.
  4. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 3 Double Centuries in 2014.
  5. Virat Kohli (India) – 3 Double Centuries in 2016 & 2017.


Check the List of Virat Kohli Double Hundreds in Test Cricket

Also, Click n to Read Virat Kohli’s Series of Cricket Records here...

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