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Most 200s in Test Cricket – The Complete Players List

Batsman scoring a double century in Test cricket is always a great achievement to witness.

Don Bradman of Australia holds the record for scoring the maximum double centuries in Test cricket. He has scored 12 200+ scores in just 52 Test matches he played in his career (1928 – 1948).

In all of Bradman’s insane cricket records, his 12 200+ scores, which includes two 300s, is the most striking and unbeatable.

Indeed! A legendary player he is…

Now, let’s dive directly into the chart for the most 200s in Test cricket:

PLAYER200S
DON BRADMAN (AUS)12
KUMAR SANGAKKARA (SL)11
BRIAN LARA (WI)9
WALLY HAMMOND (ENG)7
MAHELA JAYAWARDENE (SL)7
VIRAT KOHLI (IND)7
MARVAN ATAPATTU (SL)6
VIRENDER SEHWAG (IND)6
JAVED MIANDAD (PAK)6
YOUNIS KHAN (PAK)6
RICKY PONTING (AUS)6
KANE WILLIAMSON (NZ)6
SACHIN TENDULKAR (IND)6
MOST 200s in TEST CRICKET

Don Bradman, because of his ankle injury in 1938, followed by World War 2, was forced not to play any Cricket between 1937-1946.

Imagine his batting records if there were no break in his game. He could have kept every batsman in the chase for his records. Even now, his batting average of 99.94 still looks like a dream for the modern batsmen to achieve.

Among the current players, Virat is the only name around the top of this elite list. Know Virat’s year-wise double century list here.

Alastair Cook with 5 and Hashim Amla with 4 200 scores, retired from Test cricket in the last decade.

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The next to Virat in this list (among the current players) are the other members of the Fab4 list: Joe Root (5), Kane Williamson (6), and Steve Smith (4).

With the Test championships adding more context and competition to the Test format, one can only expect more of these long innings coming in the next few years. Cheers!!!

Read: Team-wise Double Century Chart Leaders

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